February 8, 2010 / News

Florida A&M brings back yearbook

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

There have been a few stories already this year in the Blog about college yearbooks struggling, but here’s one to pick up the spirits a little bit.

Venom Vision, the yearbook at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fla., has decided to make a comeback after going six years without being published.

Brandon McCaskill, a journalism student at the school, included a pledge to bring the yearbook back as part of his platform when he successfully ran for student government office this year. Now, he and a staff of 13 are going back to work on the book.

“I am not going to be here forever and I want things to continue to be documented so I can look back,” McCaskill told The Famuan student newspaper.

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.