Monthly archives for November, 2015

Does writing still matter in yearbook? (Hint: It does.)

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Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, Snapchat, memes, emoticons, etc. Why are we talking with pictures? Did anyone poll language arts, English and journalism teachers? Did anyone ask them if words still matter? Read More »

Baylor captures Triple Crown

Baylor University yearbook

Balfour congratulates Baylor University’s student media program for its outstanding achievement. When the Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its most prestigious awards for collegiate publications, three Baylor publications won Crown awards: the “Roundup” (yearbook), the “Lariat” (newspaper) and the “Focus” (magazine). Read More »

Why numbers are an important part of the yearbook

By the numbers

Universal, specific, adaptable, recognizable, factual, predictable, legitimate and multilingual. What could be this expansive? A Number. Count on it. Years after your graduation, numbers will tell stories. For almost three quarters of the 20th century, gas prices averaged 30 cents a gallon. Your grandparents could buy 10 gallons of gas for $3.00. Plus, they probably didn’t have to pump the gas and they got their windows washed.
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Why we tell stories in the yearbook

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Scott Rensberger, a freelance visual story teller and award-winning international journalist, said, “I live by the saying, ‘A good story is everything.’ If you don’t have a great story, then everything you do to help a bad story is equivalent to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.” Read More »

Seven Balfour representatives earn CJE designations

Kathi Hopkins and Tammy Bailey receive their CJE certifications at the JEA adviser luncheon in Orlando, Florida.

Kathi Hopkins and Tammy Bailey receive their CJE certifications at the JEA adviser luncheon in Orlando, Florida.

Seven Balfour Yearbooks representatives earned Certified Journalism Educator (CJE) designations from the Journalism Education Association (JEA). These representatives were officially recognized at JEA’s national convention in Orlando, Florida. Read More »