Yearbook and Feature Magazine

Yearbooks and magazines aren’t the same beast, but the foundational elements are similar: excellent organization, great photography and a focus on storytelling. This interactive workshop will prepare staffs for the upcoming year by discussing continuity, spread development, storytelling and photography. We will also discuss marketing your organization and your publication.

Here are the top six reasons you should register for the Yearbook and Magazine Kickstarter:

  1. Discuss unifying devices, coverage and staff manuals
  2. Learn the how-to’s of recruiting, retaining and training staff
  3. Explore up and coming design trends, including infographics and sidebars
  4. Learn marketing tips and tactics, including social media and digital promotion
  5. Tips for picking the best photo to enhance storytelling
  6. Combine all you learn to develop a theme and design a starter spread for your magazine or yearbook.


Now a student media consultant, Linda Puntney is professor emeritus, former director of Student Publications, Inc. and adviser to the award-wining Royal Purple yearbook at Kansas State University. She is also the former executive director of the national Journalism Education Association. She is passionate about the First Amendment, yearbooks and Fritz the wonder dog.

Randy Stano is a professor of practice in journalism and media management at the University of Miami. Professor Stano is the adviser to the Pacemaker and Crown award-winning Ibis yearbook and Distraction Magazine student publications at UM. He is the former director of editorial art and design for The Miami Herald, a Lifetime Achievement Award winner from the Society for News Design and a former SND president. Stano work with Pulitizer Prize winning staffs at the Kansas City Times/Star and The Miami Herald. Stano’s student publication live goes back to high school advising for award winning yearbook and newsmagazine and is a former National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year.