Getting the Next Big Story
Go above and beyond with your Homecoming week coverage this year. Register now to watch a recording of Getting the Next Big Story.
Hosts Alyssa Boehringer, CJE, Jim Jordan and Mike Taylor, CJE, will teach you how to find the unique stories and plan your photography by strategically looking at the characters and settings involved in the activities that make events like Homecoming week so memorable.
About the hosts
Alyssa Boehringer, CJE, began advising journalism at her alma mater, McKinney High School, in 2005. At McKinney, she ran the MHS1 broadcast, The Lion yearbook and the online news site Manestream News. She loves taking kids to journalism conventions all over Texas and the United States, where McKinney students are consistently ranked as some of the top in the nation, including multiple Pacemakers and Best of Show wins from NSPA and a UIL State Championship.
Mike Taylor, CJE, is a Journalism Specialist with Walsworth Yearbooks. He taught yearbook, newspaper and television production for 13 years at Lecanto High School in Lecanto, Florida. As a well-known instructor at workshops and conventions across the country, Taylor has consulted with countless yearbook staffs to help them realize their full potential.
He is also the host of the Ask Mike podcast on the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network.
Jim Jordan is the former yearbook adviser at Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California, and now a Special Consultant for Walsworth Yearbooks. Jim was JEA’s National Yearbook Adviser of the Year in 1996, and his yearbook staffs at Del Campo were frequent award winners. In 2019, he was honored by JEA with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
He is also the host of the Yearbook Chat with Jim podcast on the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network.