IN 200 iNEWS Superuser Database Design


Suggested length: 5 days (40 hours)


This is a customized course that covers the iNEWS client in detail, with emphasis on establishing the appropriate workflow for your Avid Newsroom solution.


This course is targeted at:

  • Key newsroom 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 useful, but not required.
  • A full understanding of newsroom and any other production processes, including the control room during on-air transmission
  • The authority and ability to make decisions and set new newsroom practices - including story development, rundown management, script formats, control room practices, script archiving etc
  • Experience as a user of the Windows operating system
  • Written and spoken command of the English language


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

  • Describe where iNEWS fits in a Avid Newsroom solution
  • Use the iNews Client
  • Import and export stories
  • Access iNEWS from the Web
  • Use the local databases
  • Integrate with other newsroom technologies
  • Manage user accounts
  • Understand the customized database
  • Create and assign forms
  • Understand and Standardize print styles
  • Set up procedures to put the show on the air in the control room and studio
  • Understand archiving options
  • Create CG graphics using the title tool
  • Design script templates and user macros
  • Build the starter database