Your yearbook staff can write great headlines
Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE
Headlines are, quite possibly, the most read copy in a yearbook. Are you devoting enough attention to writing engaging headlines that will draw in readers?
We’ve got some great content here in the Yearbooks Blog that will help you with headlines.
- Take a look at the following post from Michael Frazier, retired former adviser from Hanover Central High School in Cedar Lake, Indiana, which will give you five simple ideas covering the basics of good headline writing.
- You might have some staffers who really have a gift for writing catchy headlines. If so, that’s a bonus. But even if you don’t, everyone can learn tricks to get better at headline writing. Read this post from award-winning adviser Dow Tate from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas, to get some tips.
- Walsworth Journalism Specialist Mike Taylor says it best in this post, labels like “Football, Class of 2015 or Seniors are not headlines!” With Mike’s help, learn how to get a little more creative with your headlines and make them more than just generic topics.
- And of course if you really want to get serious, visit our Yearbook Suite curriculum section and order the “Completing Your Copy with Captions and Headlines” unit, written by Renee Burke, MJE, award-winning adviser from Boone High School in Orlando, Florida.