March 9, 2010 / News

One writer’s take on the importance of yearbooks

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The significant role that yearbooks play in recording a school’s history is certainly a point of view that we love to emphasize here at the Yearbooks Blog.

Here is an article from writer Elizabeth Pinkerton of the Elk Grove Citizen in Elk Grove, Calif., which discusses the same ideas.

Pinkerton also shares the story of the efforts of the local high school alumni website to get pages of old yearbooks scanned and online as a service to the local community.

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.