December 4, 2009 / News

West Virginia yearbook staff starts video coverage project

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The yearbook staff from Wahama High School in Mason, W.V., was recently featured in the local newspaper and on TV for new video coverage they are adding to this year’s edition of the book.

Along with the printed book, the students are producing video coverage of various events and classes around the school and uploading it to a website called “YouNews.”

At the end of the year, they’re planning on including a CD of the videos in every yearbook.

Has your school’s yearbook staff every tried an idea like this? How did it work out?

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.