About Angela McConnell

Angela has been our blog editor, graphic designer and friendly voice on the other end of the phone since 2004.

Build hype! Promote your Lit Mag!

By |2016-02-25T12:01:09-06:00February 18th, 2016|Creative, Uncategorized|

You put a lot of hard work into any publication that you create. Literary magazines require a ton of design and collaboration. Don’t let all that work go un-noticed! Create some hype about your publication and get people excited! A video is a great way to share a preview of your magazine and it’s another [...]

PRESLM- Literary Magazine Competition

By |2016-02-16T13:47:36-06:00February 16th, 2016|Design, Ideas|

NCTE’s Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines (PRESLM) recognizes students, teachers, and schools for producing excellent literary magazines. The program’s mission is to encourage all schools to develop literary magazines and seek excellence in writing and school-wide participation in production. Participation in the program serves as an inducement for improving the quality of school literary [...]

Promote Scholastic Journalism Week in your community

By |2016-01-13T10:14:05-06:00January 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Scholastic Journalism Week is February 21-27 this year. If you are interested in promoting this week in your community, here is what you can do: 1) Use this resolution template, created by Stan Zoller, MJE, to encourage your school board, city council, county board or even student council to declare the week Scholastic Journalism Week [...]

Templates for High School Newspapers

By |2016-03-21T11:02:50-06:00January 6th, 2016|Creative, Design, Ideas, Resources|

High school newspapers are hard work. We know that. If there was one gift we could give newspaper designers, it would be: MORE TIME! Anyone who has ever been charged with the composing of a high school newspaper page knows that it can be a daunting task! You want things clean and concise and hopefully, modular! [...]

Newspapers – Telling your unique story

By |2016-03-21T12:56:12-06:00December 22nd, 2015|Creative, Design, Feature, Ideas|

Whether it is bad news or good news, reading a newspaper is cathartic. This post features some of the unique ways our customers have used newsprint to help tell their story! See how they created their feature story news. Look at their content for article ideas. Then go create your own newspaper. The guys in [...]

Mini Movie #1 Featuring “Cry of the Hawk”

By |2015-12-21T16:53:05-06:00December 21st, 2015|Feature, Ideas, Videos|

North Harford High School has been printing with us for 6 years. Their publication "Cry of the Hawk" is a great example of how spot color can be used to spice up a publication! Check out this video of their 4th edition coming off the press: