Instead of This, TRY THIS – Planning Your 2021 Coverage

Planning your yearbook coverage is a whole new ball game this year. Previous years may have allowed you to take last year’s ladder and tweak it for the upcoming year, but some schools are completely reimagining their coverage approach. That may sound scary, but it’s actually a great thing!

Kayanna Pham

Featured post
August 14, 2020 / Coverage / Design

The 2021 school year – especially the beginning of it – will be different from anything we’ve experienced before. There will be plenty to document and cover, but in addition  to taking great photos and crowdsourcing even more photos, yearbook staffs may have to get creative with their coverage. Fortunately, we have infographics. Infographics –…

Read more

August 10, 2020 / Photography

From virtual learning to community outreach, and from Zoom calls with friends to what students did this summer, the 2021 school year is going to look different for everyone. The good news is this creates plenty of stories to tell in the yearbook. Fear not. Getting photos for these stories doesn’t have to be hard.…

Read more

July 9, 2020 / Coverage

Editor’s Note: The following is a sneak peek at a fall 2020 Idea File magazine feature. It was too good to make you wait until the fall, so we are sharing this now. See it and more great content in the fall issue. Planning your yearbook coverage is a whole new ball game this year.…

Read more

July 7, 2020 / Advisers of Note

We’re back with a summer edition of Advisers of Note and this time I spoke with Michelle Shue, the yearbook adviser at Davie County High School in Mocksville, North Carolina. Take a look at her amazing success story! Profile Michelle Shue Davie County High School, Mocksville, North Carolina High school attended: I graduated in 1994…

Read more

June 26, 2020 / Photo Contest

Walsworth Yearbooks received thousands of entries for the 2020 Photo Contest, and judging them was no easy task. In a year when it would have been easy to both figuratively and literally stay at home, yearbookers across the country stepped up to the plate to show us their finest work. The top prize winner in…

Read more

May 14, 2020 / Podcasts

Kathy Daneman has been a publicist for more than two decades. So… what exactly does a publicist do? “What I do is work with authors to get their books covered,” she explained. “To get book reviews, to get interviews, to place original essays, to get them on tv, to get radio interviews, to go on…

Read more

May 11, 2020 / Marketing / Staff Management

It’s the question on everyone’s minds: how is yearbook distribution going to work this year? Social distancing, closed school buildings and elimination of shared surfaces added new twists we could have never predicted, but journalism adviser Carey Pung of Okeechobee High School in Okeechobee, Florida, didn’t let that stop him and his staff from a…

Read more

May 7, 2020 / Law/Ethics

So your staff is trapped at home with deadlines looming, and not only do you have to find the name of that blurry-faced kid in the back row of the NHS photo, but now you need to toss out a spread on packed lunches to make room for two pages of coronavirus coverage. A spread,…

Read more