And the winners of Walsworth’s 2018 Photo Contest are…

Walsworth's 2018 Photo Contest attracted nearly 4,000 entries from all over the country. The winners also came from every corner, from Massachusetts to California.

Photo by Willow Dodgson

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Fall 2016

September 27, 2016 / Ask Mike / Design / Fall 2016 / Idea File Magazine

Basic design knowledge is necessary to creating a strong yearbook. Teaching students how and why design is important is a worthwhile exercise. It may seem to take forever, but once students grasp the basics, they will soon be able to use those skills to create a sophisticated spread. You can start here with my Top…

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September 23, 2016 / Ask Mike / Design / Fall 2016

Two seconds is how long the average reader will look at a spread before turning the page. So it’s the designer’s job to try to capture those wandering eyes by using attractive yet planned design. Filling the page with more pictures will not help a reader stay on the spread. What will help is the…

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September 22, 2016 / Fall 2016 / Photography / Picture This

So you have a photo assignment for your publication and your teacher says get some “candid shots.” Well, you know how to take a selfie, but what is a candid shot? And is there a button on your camera for it? Candid photography means no posing of any kind. We are so used to posing…

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September 21, 2016 / Fall 2016 / Idea File Magazine

While being a journalism teacher is fun, it entails so much more than I ever thought it could. Teaching is a challenging profession already, and then throw in deadlines, budgets and high school hormones and it takes on an entirely new complexity level. But through all of the trials and tribulations, I’ve learned that journalism…

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