Instead of This, TRY THIS – Planning Your 2021 Coverage

Planning your yearbook coverage is a whole new ball game this year. Previous years may have allowed you to take last year’s ladder and tweak it for the upcoming year, but some schools are completely reimagining their coverage approach. That may sound scary, but it’s actually a great thing!

Kayanna Pham

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September 28, 2018 / Coverage / Fall 2018 / Theme

How a new adviser, new editors and new outlook made for one of Azle High School’s best yearbooks ever When The Hornet yearbook staff at Azle High School in Azle, Texas, gathered for their very first meeting just one week before the 2017-2018 school year kicked off, there was a lot of uncertainty about how…

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January 26, 2018 / Coverage / Design

When you need information pulled out and explained further, or in a different way, consider using pie charts, surveys, lists, quote boxes, timelines, tables and fast-fact boxes to tell the complete story – and leave readers pleasantly full.

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November 30, 2017 / Copywriting / Coverage

There are lots of ways to be informative. Pie charts, bar graphs, quotes, polls, and lists are all ways to convey information. The key is to use them to impart information that is important to the students. A bar graph for a survey question on whether students were happy the football team won the homecoming game does not make for compelling reading.

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November 13, 2017 / Coverage

The sports section of your yearbook will be some of the most fertile ground for interesting feature stories. Are you currently stuck and looking for sports story ideas?

Take a look at the list below and see if you can find a sports feature idea that makes sense for your school and applies to your yearbook.

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September 27, 2017 / Coverage / Design / New Advisers

A recording of yesterday’s live webinar with Walsworth’s Mike Taylor, CJE, Not Your Mama’s Yearbook, is now available for viewing. Taylor spent an hour talking yearbook trends.  The discussion focused on all the reasons and ways yearbook staffs should be bringing their 2018 books up to date and not simply sticking to traditions. The presentation…

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September 20, 2017 / Coverage / Fall 2017 / Idea File Magazine

Whether your yearbook is organized in traditional format, chronologically or a combination of the two, an effective beat system ensures complete coverage throughout the year. Spice up beat selection by hosting a draft day to motivate your staff to get off the sidelines. Collaboration tools such as Trello can take beat management and communication on…

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