February 9, 2010 / News

Helpful mentoring information for new yearbook advisers

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Every year, many teachers are thrust into circumstances where they become yearbook advisers or they take over publications staffs with little or no journalism background.

Fortunately, there are various colleges and universities that offer online journalism courses, so these advisers can add to their education. The following blog post by Julie Dodd at the JEA Mentoring website offers a great summary of some of these online courses.

Evan Blackwell, CJE
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.