August 30, 2023 / Idea File Magazine

Idea File Magazine Fall 2023 Issue Now Available

Written by Walsworth Staff

The newest Idea File, our magazine dedicated to all things yearbook, just dropped on our website and maybe even in your mailbox. If you have not seen it yet, you will want to grab your copy now.

Along with some of our standing favorite columns, like the Caught Our Eye gallery, Ask Mike and How to with Jim Jordan columns, this issue contains exciting and relevant articles perfect for the back-to-school season.

So what should you expect from the fall 2023 issue? Here are a few previews:

  • Wondering about the ethical implications of AI in your journalism classroom? You’re not alone! Yearbook adviser Brandon Meyer shares 5 Simple Ideas for Ethical AI in Yearbook Production. S. Watch for more from Walsworth on this emerging topic soon!
  • Stressing over what classroom supplies you should keep stocked in your classroom? Read Equip Your Classroom, which discusses teacher must-haves and dream wish lists.
  • Struggling to get your staff excited about sports writing? Former sports journalist and current yearbook adviser Joanna Chadwick gives tips to Elevate Your Sports Writing.
  • Want to bolster your student resumes with journalistic recognition and prepare them for a future in journalism? Yearbook adviser Tim Cain tells you how in Advisers Supporting Student Journalists.
  • Is your goal to channel your middle school students’ creativity for yearbook? Learn how to harness and guide their natural creativity into a book you and your school will be proud of in Inspiring Creativity in Middle School Students with yearbook adviser Laurel Wicke’s proven tactics.

But wait, there’s more! Don’t miss our Picture This column, Editor’s Corner, Tech Tutorials or our feature on 10 Common Challenges Adviser Face and How to Overcome Them.

“This issue inspired me putting it together, and I am so thankful to have such a talented group of yearbook advisers, former advisers and an editor who contributed. They share real-life classroom experience that will be valuable whatever your level of experience and whatever your goals. Part of what makes Walsworth so special is the community behind our family company, and I think you can feel that family support within this magazine – everyone truly wants to see others succeed and make great yearbooks,” Idea File senior editor Jenica Hallman said.

Watch for Idea File in your mailbox, talk to your local Walsworth rep about how to receive a copy or check out our digital edition at And if you have ideas for the future, we’d love to hear what you would like to see in the next issue. Email to send us your suggestions.

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