CSPA names 24 Walsworth Yearbooks schools Crown Finalists

Twenty-four of Walsworth Yearbooks’ 2018 yearbooks have been named a 2019 Crown Award Finalists by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).

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November 8, 2018 / Podcasts

We’re excited to introduce Behind the Byline, a new show from the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network (WYPN). Hosted by Evan Blackwell, CJE, Jenica Hallman and Sarah Scott, Behind the Byline explores the possibilities opened up by scholastic journalism. All three hosts have a background in high school and/or college publications. In each episode, they interview…

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November 2, 2018 / Podcasts / Walsworth Live

Thousands of scholastic journalism students are attending the JEA/NSPA Scholastic Journalism Convention in Chicago, and Yearbook Chat with Jim is bringing you a taste of the activity! Recorded live at host Jim Jordan’s session on Friday, Nov. 2, Jordan brings his characteristic friendly style, poignant questions and enthusiasm for all things yearbook to a live…

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October 31, 2018 / Photography / Podcasts

Prepare to laugh. In this week’s episode of Ask Mike, host Mike Taylor, CJE, brings in photography expert Mark Murray. These two have been friends for a long time, and they’re not afraid to rib each other and crack jokes at their own expense. While listening, you’ll definitely crack a smile. More importantly, you’ll learn…

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October 25, 2018 / Ask Mike / Podcasts

With many schools just past that first big yearbook deadline, now is the perfect time to refocus on storytelling. In this week’s episode of Ask Mike, host Mike Taylor, CJE, speaks to two advisers who lead their students to tell great stories. Tiffany Kopcak Tiffany Kopcak teaches her students to eavesdrop. Really. That’s how the…

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October 11, 2018 / Podcasts

While working with schools at the Kansas City Elite Weekend this September, Ask Mike host Mike Taylor, CJE, was really impressed by four students. So he interviewed them. These four young women are exceptional leaders, and their conversations with Taylor show how capable student leaders can be. Taylor chats with them about their roles in…

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October 4, 2018 / Podcasts

School is underway throughout the country and yearbook staffs are gearing up for their first big deadline. Now is the perfect time to join the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA)! In the newest episode of Ask Mike, host Mike Taylor, CJE, talks to Gary Lundgren, associate director of the NSPA, about what his organization does…

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September 21, 2018 / Podcasts

The 2018 school year was unforgettable for David Graves and the Belltower staff at St. Thomas’ Episcopal School in Houston, Texas. Just three days after the start of the school year, their school – and the entire Houston area – fell victim to Hurricane Harvey and the record flooding created by the storm. In the…

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September 20, 2018 / Podcasts

Yearbook is a form of storytelling, and Bruce Watterson, known as “The Yearbook Whisperer,” is the Homer of the art form. In the newest episode of the Ask Mike podcast, Watterson and host Mike Taylor, CJE, contemplate the ways yearbook staffs can tell a great story. Creativity They muse on the many options yearbook staffs…

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September 17, 2018 / Podcasts

The Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network (WYPN) debuted in July, and our hosts have been creating an incredible listening experience through interviews with knowledgeable guests. We’re proud of our hosts, so we’re sharing a recap of some of the work they’ve done. If you’ve already been listening, thank you. If you haven’t checked out Ask Mike…

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September 6, 2018 / Marketing / Podcasts

Yearbook is much more fun when your program’s finances are in the black. That’s where great marketing comes in, and the new episode of the Ask Mike podcast is brimming with ideas to sell yearbooks and yearbook ads. Kathy Beers is a master of marketing. She and her staff at Timber Creek High School in…

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