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Handbook for Yearbook Writers

Copy That: Writing for Yearbooks/A Beginner's Handbook is a step-by-step approach explaining how to find stories hidden in plain sight, conduct an interview and write leads as well as how to organize a story, edit it efficiently and end it gracefully. This text is full of student story examples and is accompanied by writing tips in a special reference section! It is a usable, practical and readable primer for beginning yearbook advisers and staff writers that will inspire students to produce eye-catching yearbooks which will be a joy to read for years to come. 

Author Bobby Hawthorne states, "This isn't magic nor mystery nor theoretical mathematics. It's a step-by-step process that requires nothing more than an open mind and an open eye. TRUST ME, YOU CAN DO THIS!"

One adviser who reviewed the book said, "You have a TON of great, useful information for students and advisers on how to truly 'do' journalism - from interviewing tips to guiding students through every aspect of writing a story. I really love this resource."

Description: 80 pages, 8 ½" x 8" and comb-bound

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Seeking additional materials? Add The Radical Write and Game On: Reporting and Writing Sports for High School Media to your order!


bobby-hawthorne.jpgA popular instructor at journalism workshops and seminars for high school students nationwide, Bobby Hawthorne has been published in every national scholastic press association periodical. He is the author of "The Radical Write," a textbook on reporting and writing for student publications that is used nationwide. He is also the author of "Longhorn Football: An Illustrated History," and "Home Field," both published by the University of Texas Press. He has also written numerous handbooks and manuals on writing-related topics including "Game On: Reporting and Writing Sports for Student Media." In 2005, he retired from the University Interscholastic League, an organization that coordinates extracurricular activities for all Texas public schools where he served as director of academics and director of journalism. In 2009, he wrote, designed and produced a 200-page history of the UIL as part of its centennial anniversary. For several years, he wrote journalism and current events contest materials for Hexco. He is a regular columnist for Texas School Business magazine, published by the Texas Association of School Administrators.

Hawthorne has won awards from associations you have never heard of, including the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Gold Key and James Paschal Awards; the National Scholastic Press Association's Pioneer Award; and the Interscholastic League Press Conference's Edith Fox King Award, given for distinguished service to Texas scholastic journalism. In 1991, he was named a lifetime member by the Texas Association of Journalism Educators, and in 2000, he received TAJE's Trailblazer Award. In 2007, he received from the CSPA its Charles R. O'Malley Award for Overall Excellence in Teaching, an honor that recognizes "a sustained record of outstanding teaching." In November 2007, he received the Carl Towley Award, the Journalism Education Association's highest honor. Hawthorne is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (BJ 1975, MA 1985) and continues to live in Austin.


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