Spring may seem so far away (especially here in Minnesota) but we love thinking about it. Not only does it help us cope with our winter blues, it also gets us super excited about all the fun yearbook things ahead. Whether it’s designing the final spreads, clicking the submit button, getting to sold-out status, or handing out the finished product, there are so many things to accomplish in the spring. But we know you can do it because, well, it’s you.
For Yearbook Advisers
Show Off Their Work
Yearbookers create incredible pieces of work that never get enough accolades, and most of them come at the very end of the school year. Consider taking some time to show off their work to not only other staffers but to members of the school.
Often times, the whole staff doesn’t see all the pieces come together. Take a day to show completed spreads on the board and create a ‘snap cup’ experience where students share what they love about the spread.
Share your progress with the administration. The more they know about your program and the successes your students have had, the more they can promote and support it.
Create a “You’re a Piece of It” campaign where you show snippets of your book to the school community either outside the yearbook room or by the main office. Allow students to see the great work your students have done.
A learning curve to the art
Journalism is a craft that takes years to learn. It’s like golf. You never get it right all the time. It’s a game of fewer errors, better facts, and better reporting.
— Ben Huh
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Yearbook Pro Tips
Jostens Yearbook Workshops
From theme creation to design principles, a Jostens Yearbook workshop goes well beyond the basics. Our hands-on immersive experiences will teach your yearbook staff how to create and sell something truly amazing.
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Cover it with ReplayIt
Having a staff everywhere and anywhere can often be challenging. Away games, behind-the-scenes — sometimes the best coverage is simply out of reach. With ReplayIt, your entire school community can be your photographers. Capture, gather and share photography from one simple app — and use those photos in your yearbook.