“J is for Journalism” – Is your book journalistically sound?

atozpostcards_jfront[jur-nl-iz-uh m]: “the occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or broadcasting news or of conducting any news organization as a business” (and used in all good yearbooks). Most of your copy is made up of feature writing, but it’s still journalistically sound if you . . .

  • Follow the AP Stylebook rules of grammar, identification, and punctuation
  • Write interesting leads and use the inverted pyramid when appropriate
  • Quote students and staff in your copy and captions. Be responsible for getting the reactions and insights of various people
  • If you can see a face in a photo, name the person in the caption

*This entry is part of “The Yearbook Ladies’ A to Zs of Yearbook”
project. If you’d like to download the “J” card, go to the “Adviser
Resources” section of www.theyearbookladies.com

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