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How’d They Do That? The Story Behind the Story

Come take a look back at unique, trendsetting and creative spreads and coverage from outstanding 2018 books as we explore the story behind the stories to learn how staffs from coast to coast got the job done. How’dTheyDoThat-Fall2018_final (1) Advertisements

Make It a Thing: Improving Your Coverage

More Than a Label: Headline Design

Can You? Should You?

If you want your publication to progress to the next level, you have to know which rules to follow and which to break. From design to coverage, staff organization and more, we’ll look at some of the rules that can make or break a publication.

Publish NOW: Starting an Online Site from Scratch

Thinking about starting an online news site? They key to getting off the ground is to publish. And publish NOW. This session will give you 10 tips for getting started, getting seen, and getting it together.

Bar Graphs and Pie Charts are Dead

Sort of. Infographics are more than clip art. Infographics need to convey information to your readers. This session will help you do just that.

Check Yourself

When staffers say spreads are “done,” editors need to have a process in place to make sure all spreads are the best they can be. We’ll look at several different systems yearbook staffs can use as a group to do final checks and edits.

Photography for the Non-Photographer

Yearbooks are picture books, but what happens when the only camera you’ve ever used is on your smartphone? This session will walk you through photography tips and tricks for camera phones, point-and-shoots and DSLRs from the perspective of a “non-photographer” adviser. Click the image below for a PDF of the full presentation.

Story Strategies

If you want to up your publication’s coverage game, all you have to do is pay attention. In this session, we’ll show you how staffs look, listen, ask question, use technology, use your theme, plan ahead and so much more.

Design Doesn’t End Where Type Begins

With endless options for typography, never settle for printing your copy in columns of bland text. This session teaches you how to add color, weight, size and purposeful layout to text so that copy blocks tell a story in both words and design. Come see samples from the pros and from current yearbooks, and take … Continue reading

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