March 18, 2019 / Idea File Magazine / Spring 2019

Spring 2019 issue of Idea File magazine will help you finish this year, shift focus to 2020

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Spring can be a busy time for yearbook staffs and advisers. For many staffs, the current year’s book is wrapping up, and the race for the final deadline is consuming.

Meanwhile, the focus also has to slowly start to shift to next year. There’s prep work that needs to get done before summer arrives.

The Spring 2019 issue of Idea File magazine is now available in our Idea File section and this issue is chocked full of content that will help you address both sides of the coin – wrapping up the current year and planning for the next.

  • As always, the features in Idea File are timely. Be sure to take a look at “Playing the Long Game” by Jim Jordan for a discussion of how you can choose next year’s editor; and “Culture Shift” by Idea File editor Jenica Hallman, who investigated how some yearbook staffs adjusted to drastic cultural changes in their school and classroom.
  • If you’ve ever taken a peek at the award-winning yearbook from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas, you’ve likely been wowed by the amazing photography. In this issue’s Picture This column, adviser Dow Tate shared how he gets his student photographers to hit “the next level.”
  • Walsworth’s Mike Taylor, CJE, asked for questions and you responded! In the latest edition of the Ask Mike column, Taylor answered reader questions on everything from how to get more diverse coverage to how to stop posed photos.

All of this, plus our regular tech columns, a new batch of books to our Caught Our Eye gallery and much more. Enjoy the rest of the year!

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ 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.