November 25, 2009 / News

Job gets tough for one yearbook staff after computers get stolen

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The yearbook staff at Miami Palmetto Senior High School was dealt a pretty big setback last week when thieves broke into the school and stole all of the staff’s computers.

All the work that had been done so far this year was lost, according to the account from the Associated Press. That included more than 3,000 photos and almost 100 pages of the book.

Needless to say, now the staff and the school are looking for help in getting images of the events that have already taken place.

Has your school or yearbook staff ever faced a similar setback or catastrophe? How did you deal with it? What ideas would you offer the staff at Palmetto?

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.