Five Post Deadline Activities

Five Post Deadline Activities

The button was pushed. The fireworks displayed. You submitted the last few pages of your yearbook! Finishing the creation of the yearbook is such a feat that the excitement often shadows the rest of the school year. Now that the book is over, there are a few various...
Lifeline for deadlines

Lifeline for deadlines

In yearbook land, EVERY DAY should be deadline day. The most successful staffs know that to keep book production on track with top-quality material, attention to detail is necessary. Create the culture and expectation that every day during yearbook time, everyone is...
Resolutions for the New Year

Resolutions for the New Year

Creating a set of New Year’s resolutions seems to be a right of passage at the beginning of each new year. The challenge, as many studies confirm, is keeping the commitment strong throughout the spring. As yearbookers, we have a unique opportunity to create...
For the Good of Yearbook

For the Good of Yearbook

We spent an hour and a half diverted from our work, but ended the day feeling more energized than ever about doing it. This week, our Jostens marketing team in Minneapolis braved the cooler weather to put on a Costume Pot-Luck extravaganza (unofficial title, but...
Celebrating National Yearbook Week

Celebrating National Yearbook Week

Happy National Yearbook Week! During the week of October 2-6, 2017, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter to see our social sweepstakes. Links to our channels are at the bottom of the page. Five Days of Fun Celebrate each day of National Yearbook...
A teacher’s best friend

A teacher’s best friend

Very often, a teacher’s best friend is a contest. It is hard to imagine anything more naturally motivating. Very often students will work hard for a contest when almost nothing else can get them interested. Furthermore, as we look more closely at training our students...
Why coverage is important

Why coverage is important

Not all students are on the football team. Even fewer are in the “popular” crowd. Only one is Homecoming Queen. So why should it feel like the yearbook is all about them? Schools are teeming with interesting students who have unique stories begging to be told. When a...
Every student three times

Every student three times

For a group of students in Greenwood, Ind., the school year begins with roughly 300 pages of white. Of course, they see much more than that. The yearbook editors at Center Grove High School envision the stories that will fill those pages. It all starts with a rather...
Social media magic

Social media magic

The use of social networking sites for adults has jumped nearly tenfold within the past decade and it continues to rise, says Pew Research Center in the Social Media Usage: 2005-2015 report. As journalists, our world has certainly changed since the advent of social...
Reimagining your deadlines

Reimagining your deadlines

Let’s face it — the word deadline has always caused a pulse of panic within the journalism room. In the classroom, and in real life, deadlines are just a matter of fact — and there’s no escaping it. For students, deadline is synonymous with anxiety. So, as educators,...