WANT MORE COVERAGE OPTIONS?
With chrono, you’ll find freshness, fun and flexibility
I love chronologically organized yearbooks because whether they are organized by season, month or week, a chronological coverage plan allows your staff to do M–O–R–E.
If weekly coverage results in you just covering the basketball team for seven days and ignoring the cool preseason workouts and double-overtime win late in the season, then you’re doing it wrong. When your staff starts to cover events as they unfold, you’ll uncover more stories and discover fresh angles for reporting on the topics you’ve been covering year after year.
Wingspan • James Enochs HS • Modesto, CA
MORE READER SERVICE
The best chronologically organized books help their readers find what they are looking for with the table of contents on the endsheet, subject indexes throughout the book, cross-referencing and detailed folios. Enochs High School’s Wingspan staff makes sure girls on the tennis team know to turn to page 28 with a mini table of contents on the monthly divider, page numbers listed next to the team photo in the gallery, and a topical table of contents in the index.
Prowl • Powell MS • Littleton, CO
MORE LOCALIZATION OF EVENTS AND POP CULTURE
Powell Middle School’s year-in-review spread highlights events that had people at their school talking. From news with national impact — like the government shutdown and the Women’s March — to local stories like a petition to change the district’s snow day policies, or the photo of an egg that went viral on Instagram, these pages help make the 2019 Prowl truly a history book.
Priam • Longmont HS • Longmont, CO
MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONTENT-DRIVEN SPREADS
When you don’t have a student life section and a sports section, you need to look for ways to present content with visual variety while maintaining consistency. A small team, short season and repetitive action can make a lot of golf spreads pretty boring. Priam’s seasonally organized 2019 book makes sure golf still gets significant coverage as the primary story on a spread in the fall section. But accompanied by secondary stories of marching band and a chemistry class’ get-to-know-you activity, more readers now have a reason to stop — and engage with these pages.
Still afraid to change up your book’s ladder? More staffs than ever are taking a hybrid approach. Consider organizing just one of your sections (Student life? Clubs?) chronologically.