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Avid: iNEWS – An Introduction (IN101)

Module codeIN101
DurationTwo days
Attendance Full-time


This course equips participants with the critical skills required to use iNEWS efficiently, including how to log in, navigate and browse the system for assignments, news wires, e-mail and messaging specific to iNEWS.

You will master the techniques required to create, compose and edit stories, and embed machine control commands within them. If you are a producer or director, you will learn specific skills for constructing shows and rundowns.

This course is split into three sections, and a specialism can be nominated when you book:

  • Basics: All system users and personnel, including photographers, journalists and video editors who need only basic access
  • Scripting: Reporters, anchors, producers, and sports and weather personnel who need to create stories for air
  • Producing: Producers and directors who need to manipulate and approve content for air.

Avid solutions are used to create the most listened to, watched and loved media in the world. The certified Avid courses we offer equip budding media enthusiasts and seasoned professionals with the skills required to harness Avid’s powerful technology with proficiency.

When training with us you can expect exceptional teaching from seasoned industry practitioners, an award-winning learning environment, and access to all the latest technology and equipment.

This course has been accredited by Avid.

What's included

  • You'll receive tuition from certified trainers
  • You'll have access to an individual workstation equipped with Mac Pro or HP Z440
  • All course-related materials are included
  • You will be able to take the Avid Certified User Examination at the end of the course.

Course content

This short course will cover the following areas:

  • Logging in and navigating iNEWS
  • Browsing the system for assignments, news wires, e-mail and messaging specific to iNEWS
  • Creating, composing and editing stories
  • Using macros
  • Writing scripts manually and with macros
  • Using scripting functionality to set up the workspace
  • Embedding machine control commands within stories
  • Using production functionality to understand lineup devices, use forms, versioning and time, and control graphics.

Upon completion of this course, you will have a thorough grounding in all iNEWS functionality and the ability to sit the accompanying Avid Certified User Examination.

How to apply

There are no entry requirements for this short course - it is open for all to apply.

For more information or to book your place, please email our Digital Media Workshop team.