Actually, I only want friends who think this is funny. 

Actually, I only want friends who think this is funny. 

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irellicunt said: Hi. I'm not a yearbook editor (but I'll be working very closely with the yearbook editor and her staff next school year), but I'm the editor for our school magazine. The past two years I've been one if the main designers, but I've never been an editor for an entire magazine. Do you have any tips for new editors?

First of all, congratulations! No one will ever care as much about your project as you will, and yet you will keep pushing through the thick and thin, deadline after deadline. And that, my friend, is a challenge. But so incredibly worth it. 

Here’s an ask I replied to some time ago about tips for editors, but I’ve got a few more. You were chosen for this job for a reason. Your adviser saw something in you that made them believe you are responsible and skilled enough to take the reigns of a $100,000 publication. It’s pretty cool when you think about it.

In that ask I linked you to, I basically ramble on about how you shouldn’t settle for anything but the best. Unfortunately, sometimes you do have to settle for less than the best. And sometimes you see your finished publication and wonder what the heck you were doing the whole school year. I have EIC friends (myself included) who have not dared to look at the book after it was published. And even after a year, it still stares down at me from my top closet shelf, but I know deep down it’s not all about me and how I feel about my publication. It’s also about the school and the service we as journalists contributed to the community. That year in our measly high school will be remembered indefinitely because of us.

Throughout the school year you will face tough situations. People will call you out, your staff will be unfocused and at times it will seem everything that can go wrong will go wrong. The important thing to remember is 1) it’s a yearbook. 2) push through. Have a cry, eat a couple cookies. It’s going to be all right. This is only the start of your life and if you choose to let publications inspire your career, that is beyond fantastic. And if not, well, you have learned very valuable skills you can take with you.

There are so many lessons to be learned and experiences to be had while generating a publication. So many good memories… I wish only the best for all of you. 

Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York creator and brilliant human being, had the opportunity to present a TED Talk at Columbia University. Check it out!

And afterwards, remember this: while yes, we want to give the people what they want, it is important as photojournalists to realize there are so many other things going on every second all around us. Focus on everyone. Seriously. If they weren’t pictured, they weren’t there.

Remember what Kid President said? “I took the road less traveled. And it hurt, man!” So do just that, space out your photographers at events, cover the good, bad, happy, sad. 

Trust me. It will make all the difference.

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Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

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I had to put up these posters that our rep gave us. They’re just all too true. #teambalfour

I had to put up these posters that our rep gave us. They’re just all too true. #teambalfour

Worst. Yearbook. Blogger. Ever.
If you’re behind the times like me, you just recently realized a new Yearbook Discoveries issue was released! This issue features a guy named Eli McNutt. He’s great and you should read about him because he’s graduating college and is on the cover of a yearbook magazine. Say what?! 
Seriously, though. How cool is that? You still have that lasting influence of yearbook quite literally YEARS after that saga is over in your life? Guess there really is life after yearbook! And it just so happens to include even more yearbook. Love. 

Worst. Yearbook. Blogger. Ever.

If you’re behind the times like me, you just recently realized a new Yearbook Discoveries issue was released! This issue features a guy named Eli McNutt. He’s great and you should read about him because he’s graduating college and is on the cover of a yearbook magazine. Say what?! 

Seriously, though. How cool is that? You still have that lasting influence of yearbook quite literally YEARS after that saga is over in your life? Guess there really is life after yearbook! And it just so happens to include even more yearbook. Love. 

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An inside look at Instagram’s brand new cleaner, more professional logo

To the non-design obsessed, a logo may seem like a relatively small detail, but in reality it represents the personality and identity of a product. This is the case for Instagram, and the Facebook-owned photo sharing service has released a new logo today, built heavily atop its previous script logotype.

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Newspaper and yearbook humor buttons!

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Newspaper and yearbook humor buttons!

Another expertly done yearbook recruitment video. Just in time for you to procrastinate studying for those 80 AP tests you have.

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thesadyoungwomen-deactivated201 said: Just curious... are there any yerds out there who will be at JEA in San Fransisco next weekend?

Ah. Can’t believe San Francisco is already here! You going to be there? Like this post and maybe you might just meet a friend!