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November 17, 2009 / Fall 2009 / Law/Ethics

The National Scholastic Press Association’s Model Code of Ethics has made it easier to include an ethics code in staff manuals.

Teaching students under the age of 18 right from wrong is hard enough. But teaching them to navigate the gray areas in between while being responsible journalists can be daunting.

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November 17, 2009 / Fall 2009 / Photography

Let’s face it – times have changed in photography.

In the old days, it was a dilemma of finding the negatives after they were processed and making a print before the negatives got lost, scratched or destroyed. Today’s digital era brings entirely new obstacles to overcome in photo management.

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November 17, 2009 / Fall 2009 / Staff Management

Many influences will affect yearbook in the future, but its intrinsic value to its readers will determine its staying power. Seven yearbook advisers were brought together to talk about the future of yearbooks, and several times the discussion came back to value.

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November 17, 2009 / Fall 2009

“From day one our goal has been to provide our customers with quality educational resources,” said David Massy, marketing services manager and Idea File’s senior editor. “Idea File provides advisers with the tools they need to teach their students and themselves so they can produce a yearbook that they and their school community will be proud of.”

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November 17, 2009 / Design / Fall 2009

Skimming through magazines tends to be how most yearbook staffs spend their efforts to improve yearbook designs. But those designs can quickly become out of control unless students nitpick the details. Make sure the yearbook spreads are controlled and pop by using one or more of these tips for your design or the design process.

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November 17, 2009 / Fall 2009 / InDesign

Adobe InDesign’s Object Styles allow you to quickly format attributes such as fill, stroke, transparency and shadow to any object, including type. The purpose of this tool is to help you maintain a consistency to specific objects throughout your yearbook.

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