IN 210 iNEWS Database Design Workshop


Suggested length: 3 days (24 hours)


This customized course covers the iNEWS client in detail, with emphasis on establishing the appropriate workflow for your Avid Newsroom solution. This course covers the use of the iNEWS system, database cycle, and will address an overview of procedures, operation and policy resulting in the use and design of your iNEWS environment.


This course is targeted at:

  • Key newsroom Operation Managers, Executive Producers, and control room staff who will lead other staff in adapting to the new environment
  • Representatives from the IT department, who will assist in the implementation of the more technical aspects of the database design process


  • Experience operating the iNEWS client is preferable
  • A full understanding of newsroom and any other production processes, including the control room during on-air transmission
  • Experience as a user of the Windows operating system


At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Introduce iNEWS as a Avid Newsroom solution
  • Use the iNews Client
  • Import and export stories
  • Access the Web
  • Use the local databases
  • Integrate with other newsroom technologies
  • Manage User Accounts
  • Use and maintain macros toolbars and shortcuts
  • Understand the customized database
  • Create and assign forms
  • Standardize print styles in the control room and in the studio
  • Understand archiving options
  • Create CG graphics using the title tool
  • Understand show production, on-air components and troubleshooting
  • Create new Newscast production rundowns and designing user procedures
  • Comprehend the database processes with an emphasis on troubleshooting
  • Design procedural policy and establish good practices