‘The News Guru’ trains DCI staff
To some, he’s the director of the internationally-recognized Institute of Newspaper Technology. To others, he’s a syndicated columnist whose columns are carried by more than 60 industry-related journals throughout the world. His fictional syndicated column, The Good Folks of Lennox Valley, is enjoyed by two-million readers in newspapers across America each week.
No matter what you call, Kevin Slimp, one of the most well-respected people in the media industry spent a week in Kasson with his attention on helping members of the Dodge County Independent improve the local newspaper. Slimp came away impressed by the locals.
“It’s great to spend time with a staff that really cares about its community and the quality of its newspaper. Everyone I met in Kasson fit that description to a tee.”
“We covered a lot of information in three days. Honestly, we fit in about five days of training in 2 1/2 days. Everything from design to photo editing to discussing workflow issues to improve the quality of the newspaper.”