Adviser Academy begins with an example of the importance of yearbooks

Some laughs and a tear-jerker of a story opened the 2017 Adviser Academy in Kansas City on Monday at the Marriott on the Country Club Plaza.

Photo by Aimee Parsons

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November 17, 2015 / 2015 Fall JEA/NSPA / News

Several entries from Walsworth Yearbooks schools fared well this past weekend when the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) announced the winners for its 2015 Design of the Year and Picture of the Year contests at the Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Orlando. In the Picture of the Year contest, Colin Mitchell of The…

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October 11, 2012 / Design / Fab Factor / Fall 2012

A yearbook should be created for more than the eye. The book should feel good in a reader’s hands, and make them want to pick it up, touch it, hold it and open it. When you think about the theme and direction of your yearbook, think not only of the design on the cover, but how materials and applications can convey that theme.

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January 25, 2011 / Design

Believe it – the index is the most-read section of your yearbook. The reason – it is the place students go to first to find themselves in the book, then to look up their friends, and then to find candid photos and look up teachers or other students. There is no question that your yearbook needs an index. But now where do you begin?

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July 20, 2009 / Fall 1996

A few years ago I read an article by a yearbook adviser who operated a trouble-free desktop publishing lab. He advocated the use of “tried and true” software and the virtue of keeping a staid computer lab. My staff, however, has always been adventuresome, and I am proud that we pioneered the use of digital images in yearbooks, produced one of the first multimedia CD yearbooks and have beta tested numerous products.

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July 7, 2009 / Idea File Supplement

Grunge fonts ruled the late 90s as staffs tried to achieve an edgy look. Traditional font favorites were discarded as too boring. With the turn of the century came a move toward simpler, more straightforward typography.

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