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, more than 1,000 participants have completed a session of the Institute, many returning for a second, third or fourth time. In 2014, the Institute expanded to include classes in design, sales, photography, editing and more. In 2016, the name was changed to The Newspaper Institute to reflect the expanded offerings.


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, Ed Henninger, Lisa Griffin and Karl Kuntz are just a few of the leading instructors who have been with us over the years.

Institute students utilize six state of the art labs located
in the School of Journalism & Electronic Media

at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville.