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Feb 21, 2019

Jai Tanner’s yearbook career spans 21 years and three different states – and that’s not even counting her high school yearbook experience.

 

She spent the first three quarters of her career in Texas and New Mexico. Her yearbook staff at Franklin High School in El Paso, Texas, was no stranger to Crowns and...


Jan 31, 2019

In the Season 2 kickoff of Yearbook Chat with Jim, host Jim Jordan interviews his friend and peer Mike Taylor, CJE.

Mike works as the Journalism Specialist for Walsworth, but the story of how he got there is full of fun twists and turns. Mike shares his story with Jim as well as his thoughts on the yearbooks being...


Dec 27, 2018

Kathy Craghead was a highly respected member of the scholastic journalism community. Her death in May left a hole that will not soon be filled. She will be remembered for her dedication to the craft, her sharp wit, and how deeply she cared for her friends and family.

In tribute to this extraordinary woman, host Jim...


Dec 20, 2018

Bruce Watterson was a pioneer in the yearbook world. From working for his high school newspaper to being the first (or one of the first) schools to create a yearbook on a personal computer, Watterson is a giant in the yearbook world.

In this episode, host Jim Jordan chats with Bruce about everything from his humble...


Nov 29, 2018

Crystal Kazmierski's yearbooks started winning major scholastic journalism awards before she even knew they were a big deal. She advised 24 yearbooks at Arrowhead Christian Academy in Redland, California. Twenty-two of them won Pacemakers and one of them was a Pacemaker finalist. The one year they didn't place was...