June 23, 2010 / News

Yearbooks get some love north of the border

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Yearbooks got some more good publicity this week. This time from an article in The Shaunavon Standard, a Canadian newspaper, which wrote a feature story detailing how popular the yearbook still is with schools in their community.

“The kids’ enthusiasm and joy when a yearbook’s done and when we get it back in September remains the same. People just want to relive the year,” yearbook adviser Gail Balfour told the paper.

The article also contains some interesting discussion about the technological advances that have been made in yearbook production, with many yearbook staffs now moving online to produce the book.

Evan Blackwell, CJE
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.