December 30, 2011 / Yearbook Tips

Take a look back at 2011 for your yearbook’s coverage

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

There’s only a few hours left in 2011, and there all kinds of year in review lists all over the internet wrapping up the last 12 months.

Your staff will probably want to include some current events coverage from the second half of 2011 in the yearbook. The top national and world news, entertainment and sports highlights are a great way to look back on the year.

Some of the better online resources to check out include CNN’s year in review section, which lets readers vote on what they thought the top stories were, Time magazine’s Top 10 of Everything lists for 2011 and Yahoo’s informative 2011 Year in Review blog.

Those are just a few sites to look at. There are dozens more. Plus, several magazines put out special year in review issues.

Enjoy looking back at 2011. And Happy New Year!

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.