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Coverage

  1. 1. Hands For Coverage
  2. 2. <ul><li>What should we include in each section of our yearbook? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Magic Formula? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have ideas for more creative coverage? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have examples of Creative Coverage? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have ideas on how to find new angles for coverage? </li></ul>Creative Coverage
  3. 3. <ul><li>Part 1: Student Life </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on students, what they do both at school and at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on dramatic photos. </li></ul><ul><li>Add some extra pages here, so that appropriate topics can be added without having to omit anything crucial. </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun with this section; cover some lighter topics. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it fresh by changing the topics from year to year. </li></ul><ul><li>Include coverage of events that are non-academic or </li></ul><ul><li>non-sport such as prom, graduation, homecoming, etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>All groups should be included and covered fairly/equally. </li></ul><ul><li>Link similar groups and continue to design in spreads rather than allocating single pages to this individual groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Copy should avoid listing officers, goals and other mundane information and should attempt to capture the highlights of major events. </li></ul><ul><li>Include action photos from a variety of club activities rather than taking all shots of a few people on the same day. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Portraits should be vertical in shape, not square. </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty and other staff portraits should not be larger than the student mug shots. </li></ul><ul><li>One point rule (rather than a full pica) separates portraits, allowing the staff to create a panel that serves as the dominant element. </li></ul><ul><li>Every spread should include a feature that is developed with candid photos, captions, copy, headlines. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Academics </li></ul><ul><li>Readers assume it will be boring; prove them wrong. </li></ul><ul><li>Place emphasis on what happens in the classroom, not which courses are taught. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid cliché photos (teachers at chalkboard, kids reading) and photos of mob scenes or the tops or backs of students’ heads while at work. </li></ul><ul><li>Use quotes to demonstrate both teachers’ and students’ views . </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Include all boys’ and girls’ sports on all levels; include team photos for all sports and keep the photo identifications consistent; use first and last names of all players. </li></ul><ul><li>Give each varsity sport one spread for the boys’ and one spread for the girls’ teams; you can combine JV sports on the same spread. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t overemphasize any one sport or diminish others; i.e. coverage for football and for golf should be equal. </li></ul><ul><li>Run a complete scoreboard; avoid rehashing that info in copy. </li></ul><ul><li>Include other sports-related spreads: fans, managers, coaches, trainers, intramurals, club sports, non-school sports, weekend athletes . </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Ads and Index </li></ul><ul><li>Include all students, faculty, staff and organizations in the index; i.e. index items such as French Club, Girls’ Soccer, Homecoming. </li></ul><ul><li>Break up the monotony of this section with feature stories showing students’ roles in the community (as workers, consumers, volunteers, etc.) or quotes relating to events that occurred during the school year. </li></ul><ul><li>Include candid photos with captains. </li></ul><ul><li>Include annual events as well as spot news coverage </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Part 2: The Magic Formula </li></ul>Every book should include theme pages (title page, opening or theme spread, section division spreads and closing spreads) that have similar typography and design Page allocation should be as follows: 25% for Student Life 12-15% for Organizations 25-30% for People 12-15% for Academics 15-18% for Sports
  10. 10. <ul><li>Part 3: Thirteen Ideas of Creative Coverage </li></ul>Side Bars Create More Reader Appeal and Are Easy and Fun to Read Include these items in your sidebars: 1. Lists Top ten lists, Top five lists, Popular movies, Songs, Television Shows, Hangouts, etc. 2. Side bars Pull the reader’s attention to special stories, bios, important info 3. Q & A Interviews and photos with students not pictured elsewhere 4. First-person narratives Stories contributed by students who are not on the yearbook staff 5. Info-graphics A graphical presentation of information; polls and results
  11. 11. <ul><li>Part 3: Ideas of Creative Coverage </li></ul>Side Bars Create More Reader Appeal and Are Easy and Fun to Read Include these items in your sidebars: 6. Bio Boxes Q & A’s, interviews, mini-features, stories that are self-contained 7. Timelines Historical record of events and people during a given time 8. Quote collections A series of quotes on a given topic 9. Quizzes An excellent way of making your yearbook more interactive for the entire student body
  12. 12. <ul><li>Part 3: Ideas of Creative Coverage </li></ul>Side Bars Create More Reader Appeal and Are Easy and Fun to Read Include these items in your sidebars: 10. Tables Charts, graphics; an artistic presentation of information 11. Public opinion polls Polls or surveys of students with results 12. Story captions Captions on a given spread tell the story of that event or topic 13. Fill-in-the-blank An excellent way for students to customize their yearbook
  13. 13. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes with Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Three Power Points </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Summary Sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Percentages </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Gang Captions </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Questions with Answers </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Photos with Captions </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Scoreboards </li></ul><ul><li>Team Photos </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Strips </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Focus on clubs </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Information on the Ad Pages </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Club Photos on the Index Pages </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Tell the Local and State News of your area. Include National News too! </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Personality Profiles </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures and Summary </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Stats </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Infographics </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Scoreboards </li></ul><ul><li>Montage </li></ul><ul><li>Team Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Pulled Quote </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Montage </li></ul><ul><li>Pulled Quote </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Headline and Subheadline </li></ul><ul><li>Personal story </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Part 4: Examples of Creative Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Side Bars: </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Captions </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Part 5: Ideas to Find New Angles for Coverage </li></ul>Analyze each activity for the pieces that make up the entire picture. For instance, homecoming is not just about the last play of the football game or the five-minute coronation of the queen and her court. There is the planning, the execution and the clean-up. Find new angles in all of the traditional, seasonal activities that are part of every school year.
  31. 31. <ul><li>Part 5: Ideas to Find New Angles for Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Summer's (or Vacation's) End </li></ul><ul><li>Consider how students get ready to go back to school: </li></ul><ul><li>the last week, the last weekend, the last night before the first day of school </li></ul><ul><li>2. Casual pre-school gatherings with friends </li></ul><ul><li>3. Cranking up those summer job hours for a few extra dollars </li></ul><ul><li>4. Football scrimmages </li></ul><ul><li>5. Drill team and band practice </li></ul><ul><li>6. Orientation </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>Part 5: Ideas to Find New Angles for Coverage </li></ul>School Play Whether it is a musical or a drama, contemporary or historical, the school play requires tremendous energy from its cast and usually attracts a significant audience from the student body and the community. Coverage limited to stars as they perform will limit the appeal of the spread. Branch out from the obvious by looking at these possibilities:
  33. 33. <ul><li>Part 5: Ideas to Find New Angles for Coverage </li></ul>Hands For Coverage Try It
  34. 34. <ul><li>Part 5: Ideas to Find New Angles for Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>School Play </li></ul><ul><li>Trying outs </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearsals </li></ul><ul><li>Set construction, costume design </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting design </li></ul><ul><li>Stage crew members in action </li></ul><ul><li>Selling tickets, preparing programs </li></ul><ul><li>Behind the scenes — make-up, costume fittings </li></ul><ul><li>Reactions from audience members </li></ul><ul><li>Cast retreat or cast party </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Capture the events, issues and activities important to the students. </li></ul><ul><li>The People section is usually the largest section of the yearbook and student life is a close second. </li></ul><ul><li>A topic is a subject such as homecoming or track. You should focus on stories such as students who did not attend the homecoming dance or the injury to a track team member. </li></ul><ul><li>A story in the yearbook should focus on a person or people and their experiences related to the subject, event or activity. </li></ul><ul><li>On your ladder, please include all eight items: </li></ul><ul><li>Section-Student Life </li></ul><ul><li>Topic-Homecoming </li></ul><ul><li>Story Idea-Banned Floats </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline Date </li></ul><ul><li>People Assigned </li></ul><ul><li>Color Information </li></ul><ul><li>Design template </li></ul><ul><li>Status of Spread-Completed or Not </li></ul>

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