November 24, 2009 / News

Southern Miss yearbook looking for some support

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The yearbook at the University of Southern Mississippi, the Southerner, entered this year facing a bit of an uncertain future.

According to this story in the student newspaper, there were even rumors that this year’s 74th edition of the yearbook was going to be the final one. Not so fast, according to the staff.

The Southerner still plans on being around, but in a “leaner, more agile” format. And this year, the staff is conducting campaigns to seek out unique “spotlight” stories about students to feature in the book and get students signed up to have their portrait taken.

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for and, 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.