Level Up contest winners announced

Har-Ber High School, Meridian High School will get the chance to Level Up their yearbook programs over the next two years, with the help of contest prize package.

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April 11, 2019 / Podcasts

Journalism is a challenging profession, especially when you choose to work in a country other than where you were raised. That’s part of what makes Jessica Rapp so impressive. The writer (and sometimes photographer) moved to Beijing, China, right after graduating from college at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. She fell in love with…

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April 1, 2019 / Podcasts

If you haven’t already, be sure to listen to the excellent season two bonus episode of Ask Mike. In the episode, titled “How Do I Create a Podcast?” Mike Taylor, CJE, and guest Samantha Jo Berry of Bridgeland High School in Houston, Texas, discuss the many benefits of adding podcasts to her journalism class curriculum.…

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March 28, 2019 / Podcasts

It’s the time of year when many yearbook staffs are finishing their books. The only problem? There are still months left in the school year! If you’re looking for a journalism skill-building activity for your yearbook staff, Mike Taylor, CJE, has an option for you: podcasts! The possibilities of scholastic journalism keep expanding, and many…

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March 21, 2019 / Podcasts / Walsworth Live

The benefits of art and writing as a means to process trauma are widely acknowledged, and the survivors of the February 14, 2018, school shooting in Parkland, Florida, have turned that means of therapy into a book. “Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories” was published by Crown Books, a division of…

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February 28, 2019 / Podcasts

Matt Schott has been teaching at Francis Howell Central High School for more than a decade, but he didn’t take a direct path to teaching. He shared his story with Behind the Byline hosts Evan Blackwell and Jenica Hallman. You can listen to their conversation at walsworthyearbooks.com/podcasts. Student Journalist Schott began his journalism journey in…

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February 21, 2019 / Podcasts

Jai Tanner’s yearbook career spans 21 years and three different states – and that’s not even counting her high school yearbook experience. She spent the first three quarters of her career in Texas and New Mexico. Her yearbook staff at Franklin High School in El Paso, Texas, was no stranger to Crowns and Pacemakers. Her…

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February 14, 2019 / Ask Mike / Podcasts

A beacon for student journalism, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) is only weeks away from its 95th annual Spring Convention in New York City. What better time for Mike Taylor, CJE, to interview the organization’s executive director, Ed Sullivan? For the first episode of the Ask Mike podcast’s second season, Taylor and Sullivan discuss…

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February 4, 2019 / Podcasts

What happens when hosts of two different WYPN shows get together on the same episode? It turns into a fascinating 55 minutes of fun for the listener. To kickoff the second season of Yearbook Chat with Jim, host Jim Jordan interviewed Walsworth’s Mike Taylor, CJE, the host of Walsworth’s Ask Mike podcast, and the entertaining…

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January 17, 2019 / Podcasts

Scholastic journalism can lead people in many directions. For Anna Elizabeth James, it led her to making films. In a highly competitive, male-dominated industry, James sill leans on the lessons and work ethic she learned from her time as a yearbook editor. Joining the Yearbook When she began writing, James knew she had at least…

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