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ERIC Number: ED193697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Outstanding Yearbooks Revisited: A Description and Comparison of Programs and Advisers of All American High School Yearbooks in 1969 and 1979.
Bowles, Dorothy
Data from similar questionnaires were used to compare the high school yearbook programs that produced All-American ratings in the 1969 and 1979 National Scholastic Press Association competitions. Responses for the two survey periods suggested that many aspects of the programs' successful yearbooks have remained unchanged during the past decade, although there have been some significant changes. Highlights of the results of the comparative analysis were as follows: (1) The 1979 yearbooks had more pages, cost more, sold to a smaller percentage of school enrollment, and had more difficult financing problems (depending on advertising revenue and extracurricular fundraising) than the 1969 yearbooks. (2) The number of schools offering beginning journalism courses did not change significantly from 1969 to 1979. (3) A greater percentage of yearbook staff members attended summer workshops in 1979, with staffs receiving more specific help on their own yearbooks at these summer workshops. The two survey periods reflected little change in the characteristics of students working on the yearbooks. In 1979, fewer yearbook advisers had complete control over staff selection. Photography remained the greatest problem area in yearbook production. Female teachers were more likely to advise yearbooks than were males in both time periods. A larger percentage of 1979 advisers held masters degrees, and more than a third had at least an undergraduate degree in journalism. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (63rd, Boston, MA, August 9-13, 1980).