“P is for Packages” – Go Beyond Pictures and Headlines


Not the kind tied up in pretty paper and bows, but the kind that tie elements of your layout together. Every spread should have at least a picture package and a copy-headline package. Here are some ideas for additional packages to help layer your coverage:

  • Polls – Ask a random sample of students a few questions about your spread topic and present the results as a colorful bar graph, pie chart, or a Top 5 list
  • Quotes – Get several students to share their reactions to and event. These can be random, or have some fun and make it a “He said/She said” or a “Point/Counter Point” quote story.
  • Profiles – Present a different angle by interviewing someone behind the scenes of the event, like the team trainer, the play’s lighting or set designer, the teacher’s aid, etc.

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

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