The Institute of Newspaper Technology was founded in 1997 when the University of Tennessee College of Communications and the newspapers of Tennessee combined efforts to gather the industry’s top instructors in one location for four days of intensive training in the latest page layout and prepress technologies.

Since that time, nearly 900 participants have completed a session of the Institute, many returning for a second, third or fourth time.

Past sessions have filled to capacity with participants from 42 states and provinces participating. Participants from newspapers of all size have their choice of dozens of classes covering all facets of newspaper layout and technology.

In addition, some of the biggest names in publishing technology have served on the Institute faculty. Names like Gary Cosimini, Joe Schorr, Lynn Grillo, Kevin Slimp, Russell Viers, Lisa Griffin and Karl Kuntz are just a few of the leading instructors who have been with us over the years.

Students attend classes in one of five
state-of-art labs on campus at the
University of Tennessee School of Journalism
and Electronic Media. Class topics include
the latest versions of applications used by
designers and editors, including Advanced and Intro to InDesign, Acrobat, Page Design Theory,
Flash, Video, AudioSlideshows, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Bridge, New Technology ,
Photography and many others.

Dates for the next session are
October 17-19, 2013.