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 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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November 8, 2019 / Marketing

Updated by Walsworth Yearbooks We’re now only a few weeks away from one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, and Walsworth Yearbooks is helping staffs get ready. Known as Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving has become a day where people look for great online-only deals and sales. Billions of dollars are…

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November 7, 2019 / Ask Mike / Photography / Podcasts

Mitchell Franz, from Yoakum, Texas, wanted to be a writer when he was a kid. He joined his school’s journalism program, where the small staff size mandated that everyone take photos for their publications. With encouragement from his adviser, Paula Adamak (now Walsworth Yearbooks rep Paula Griffin), he fell in love with scholastic journalism and…

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November 5, 2019 / Curriculum

Jumping into work on yearbook is exhilarating, exhausting, fun and maybe even a little confusing. What are all these words, phrases and acronyms you’re hearing, such as colophon, folio and CMYK? We’re here to help! Use this handy list to learn commonly used yearbook terms and avoid confusion when talking to fellow yearbookers or your…

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November 1, 2019 / News / News & Notes

Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced 16 Walsworth Yearbooks’ 2019 yearbooks as 2020 Crown Award Finalists today. The following 2019 Walsworth yearbooks have been named Crown Finalists: Aerie, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida Aftermath, Palm Harbor University High School, Palm Harbor, Florida Apollo, Colonial Forge High School, Stafford, Virginia Ayrie, Liberty North High…

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October 31, 2019 / Coverage / Staff Management

It’s a spooky time of year: the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, and the first big deadline for yearbook staffs has either just passed or is looming. Yearbook is a rewarding endeavor, but sometimes mistakes or oversights can cast a dark shadow on the entire project. These are some of the…

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October 31, 2019 / Podcasts

Julia Satterthwaite, MJE, recently made some big changes in her life. She and her family moved from Michigan to California. She took a job at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California. This year, for the first time, Satterthwaite added “yearbook adviser” to her list of roles. Yearbook Chat with Jim host Jim Jordan chatted…

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