IN200 iNEWS Superuser Database Design


Suggested length: 32 hours


The iNEWS Superuser Database Design (IN200) course covers the iNEWS client in detail, with emphasis on establishing the appropriate workflow for your Avid Newsroom solution.


This course is designed for:

  • 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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe where iNEWS fits in a Avid Newsroom solution
  • Use the iNews Client
  • 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
  • Support and develop the starter database


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