Fall 2018 issue of Idea File will help your yearbook staff create a firm foundation

The Fall 2018 issue of Idea File magazine, all about getting organized for the first half of the year, is now available in our Idea File gallery.

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Editor-in-chief’s Corner

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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Despite not going into a field related to journalism and print media, my experience on the yearbook staff, including a year as editor-in-chief, at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Md., has helped me succeed in my career as a software engineer. Just as I would edit and write copy then, now I edit code through code reviews and write using code.

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In my progression from beginning journalist to editor-in-chief, I have attended three JEA/NSPA fall national conventions: 2008 in St. Louis, 2009 in Washington, D.C. and 2010 in Kansas City. All have provided invaluable opportunities to me personally and to our entire Cambia staff at Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Mo.

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