Get feature writing tips with the replay of Feature It! webinar
Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE
Walsworth’s Jim Jordan and Susan Massy, yearbook adviser at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Shawnee, Kansas, held the second of two live National Yearbook Week webinars on Thursday. Their session, Feature It!, was focused on in-depth yearbook storytelling and feature writing.
What is the best way to tell a yearbook story? The options for staffs can be overwhelming. Although there are many choices, from Q&As to infographics, the long-form feature story is still one of the very best. Some stories must be told in depth and in detail.
Jordan and Massy are strong advocates for telling the best story possible in the best way possible. Long-form feature writing takes strong reporting and hard work. During their webinar the two hosts covered a variety of strategies, including:
- Finding your voice
- Choosing the right words
- Writing scene-setting leads
- How to write cinematically
The informative session is well worth it for any yearbook staff looking to improve their feature writing capabilities. A recording of the session is now available for viewing here.