Prepare to be inspired – fall Idea File magazine now out

In honor of our 30th anniversary, we’ve redesigned Idea File. Come check out all the interesting reads, useful information and inspiration examples.

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November 21, 2019 / Design / Fab Factor / Fall 2019

With your theme decided, it’s time to think about options that will make your book shine. From laser cut covers or endsheets to adding a gatefold inside, your options are virtually endless. Here are a few ways schools added a fab factor to their 2019 yearbooks. Now it’s your turn; let your imagination run wild!…

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November 19, 2019 / Ask Mike / Fall 2019 / Theme

You have a theme. You have even created or are working on a cover. You might have worked on theme-related pages that are traditionally found in every yearbook, such as the endsheets, title page, opening, closing and division spreads. Now it’s time to do the storytelling, right? But wait. What about the theme? What about…

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November 18, 2019 / 2019 Fall JEA/NSPA

We’ll be having a blast at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, D.C., this week! If you’re around, be sure to swing by Booth 139 in Hall A for a fun time! The enormous Walsworth booth is located near the registration booths and impossible to miss. We’ll be there Thursday, Nov. 21…

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November 14, 2019 / Advisers of Note

Pat Monroe has been an adviser at Burges High School in El Paso, Texas, for 29 years. During that time, her staffs have won many awards for their yearbook. Monroe is this month’s Adviser of Note. You can learn more about her story in her podcast interview on Yearbook Chat with Jim. Find it at…

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November 13, 2019 / Fall 2019

The latest edition of Idea File magazine has been mailed, and we can’t wait to hear what you think. The issue is full of interesting reads, useful information and inspiration examples. In honor of our 30th anniversary, we’ve redesigned the magazine and added eight more pages of content, making Idea File the largest yearbook magazine…

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November 13, 2019 / Coverage / Fall 2019

Yearbook staffs work tirelessly to promote yearbooks as something as natural to the American high school experience as the events they record. But for those of diverse ethnic backgrounds, yearbooks may be unfamiliar. Three schools from different communities had one important factor in common: a large demographic whose first language was not English. El Dorado,…

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November 13, 2019 / Staff Management

Success in teamwork is ideal, but it’s not easy to come by. Numbers matter, chemistry between team members matters and varying degrees of investment in the outcome matter. All these and many other variables are addressed and manicured by yearbook and newspaper advisers all around the country, year after year. All the while trying to…

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