All yearbook advisers can benefit from the Adviser Mentor Program

In his latest column, Walsworth's Jim Jordan explains how the Adviser Mentor Program helps new yearbook advisers by providing a friend to guide and encourage them.

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September 20, 2017 / Coverage / Fall 2017 / Idea File Magazine

Whether your yearbook is organized in traditional format, chronologically or a combination of the two, an effective beat system ensures complete coverage throughout the year. Spice up beat selection by hosting a draft day to motivate your staff to get off the sidelines. Collaboration tools such as Trello can take beat management and communication on…

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September 14, 2017 / Ask Mike / Coverage / Fall 2017 / Idea File Magazine

“Suzy, you are going to be the academics editor of the 2018 yearbook.” These words strike pride, excitement and dread into academics editors across the country. Why? Let’s explore that for a few minutes. Yes, you have a great responsibility. You are in charge of a portion of the book. Yes, a portion that could…

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July 12, 2017 / 2017 Adviser Academy / Coverage

The third morning of Walsworth’s Adviser Academy on Wednesday focused on yearbook trends. Mike Taylor, CJE, showed the group his presentation titled, “Not Your Granny’s Yearbook.” He showed examples of yearbooks through the years, pointing out the good and the bad aspects. There are many old trends that don’t work anymore. Taylor shared his thoughts on covers,…

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July 5, 2017 / Coverage / Coverage Spotlight

For many yearbook staffs, summer break is a time for brainstorming theme and cover ideas at yearbook camp, and staff bonding and training while getting ready for the new school year. But student life doesn’t stop during the summer, which means lots of fun, fascinating stories are going on out there in the world –…

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May 25, 2017 / Coverage / Staff Fun / Theme

For their 2017 yearbook, the staff at Timber Creek High School in Fort Worth, Texas, chose the unifying, inclusive theme of “Shine Brighter Together.” That’s why when students received their books earlier this months and began flipping through the People section, they found a portrait of service dog Soldier Campbell mixed in with the freshmen,…

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It’s time to start thinking about your next yearbook. Even though this year’s book is not finished, you need to think about what you can do this spring to ensure a smooth transition from one book to the next and from one staff to the next. While your current staff is busily covering the current…

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For many Online Design schools, first deadlines arrive in January. Portrait pages are likely to be included in that deadline. You might think you have all the bases covered, but there’s a chance you might be forgetting something. Over on Yearbook Help, we’ve compiled a list of 10 portrait and index tips you should know,…

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