Six things new yearbook advisers should be doing right now

There are many tasks to complete at the beginning of the school year. Walsworth is here to provide some guidance. We’ve compiled a list of the six tasks that need to be addressed right now.

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September 21, 2018 / Podcasts

The 2018 school year was unforgettable for David Graves and the Belltower staff at St. Thomas’ Episcopal School in Houston, Texas. Just three days after the start of the school year, their school – and the entire Houston area – fell victim to Hurricane Harvey and the record flooding created by the storm. In the…

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September 20, 2018 / Podcasts

Yearbook is a form of storytelling, and Bruce Watterson, known as “The Yearbook Whisperer,” is the Homer of the art form. In the newest episode of the Ask Mike podcast, Watterson and host Mike Taylor, CJE, contemplate the ways yearbook staffs can tell a great story. Creativity They muse on the many options yearbook staffs…

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September 19, 2018 / News

The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) announced Wednesday that five individuals have been selected to receive 2018 Pioneer Awards, NSPA’s top individual honor, including Dow Tate, the yearbook adviser at Walsworth Yearbooks school Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas. Each year, NSPA awards the Pioneers to people who have made a significant…

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September 17, 2018 / Podcasts

The Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network (WYPN) debuted in July, and our hosts have been creating an incredible listening experience through interviews with knowledgeable guests. We’re proud of our hosts, so we’re sharing a recap of some of the work they’ve done. If you’ve already been listening, thank you. If you haven’t checked out Ask Mike…

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September 6, 2018 / Marketing / Podcasts

Yearbook is much more fun when your program’s finances are in the black. That’s where great marketing comes in, and the new episode of the Ask Mike podcast is brimming with ideas to sell yearbooks and yearbook ads. Kathy Beers is a master of marketing. She and her staff at Timber Creek High School in…

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August 30, 2018 / Podcasts

This week on the Yearbook Chat with Jim podcast, host Jim Jordan talks to Lori Oglesbee. Recently retired from 34 years as a teacher and yearbook adviser, Oglesbee established herself as a powerhouse “triple-threat” journalism instructor. She is a master at teaching writing, photography and design, and shares her thoughts and methods with listeners. She…

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August 29, 2018 / New Advisers

You’ve probably prepped for the new year with plenty of school supplies, but have you prepped your yearbook strategy? Walsworth has got your back. Our resources will save time and relieve anxiety so you can start off year right. First things first If you’re a first time adviser, you might wish someone would tell you…

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August 28, 2018 / Podcasts

Being a yearbook editor is a big deal. It’s a lot of responsibility, but also a rewarding role that reaps benefits down the road (like college applications). In a newly-released episode of the Ask Mike podcast, host Mike Taylor, CJE, is tackling all the questions yearbook editors may have. “What do you miss?” He starts…

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Building and balancing staff morale is not an easy task. On the Musket staff at Orange Glen High School in Escondido, Calif., we spent a few years trying different activities, strategies and processes, and hit upon a blend of these that assisted in creating a positive, productive environment.

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