In today’s digital age, some people may say that nobody buys newspapers anymore. However, that’s no reason to avoid using newspapers as a theme for your yearbook! In fact, with a little creativity and some helpful elements using Yearbook Hub, you can easily create a memorable yearbook that pays homage to the newspaper format.
It’s OK To Be Square
One of the most distinct characteristics of newspapers is their box-like appearance. Everything is organized in squares or rectangles, often with lines used to separate the content. Yearbook Hub‘s Layouts panel offers a variety of pre-designed layouts that already have text and image boxes on the page, making it easy to achieve that grid-like appearance. Simply apply a border to each box, and you’ll have a layout that looks oh-so-newsworthy.
To truly capture the essence of a newspaper, you’ll also want to write in a distinctive voice. Traditionally, news articles are written from a neutral point of view, with the intent of relaying the news rather than offering an opinion. A lot of big newspapers now have websites, which provide a great starting point to see how to write from a reporter’s perspective. For example, the BBC website has a wide range of sections for different topics, so have a read and study the structure and tone of the articles. Another great idea is to assign an interviewer on your yearbook committee. Give them a reporter’s notebook and a pencil, and send them out to get the scoop. There’s nothing quite like experience in the field, as they say. Just remember to tell your yearbook’s chief reporter to ensure their stories are accurate – unless of course, you want to go for sensationalist stories!
Make The Headlines
Finally, give your newspaper a name! Whether you go with something along traditional lines (think Daily Mirror, The Times) and add your school name, or go completely unique and create your own striking alias, make sure your yearbook-newspaper has a title that grabs people’s attention. This is a great way to tie everything together and create a cohesive theme for your yearbook.
Using a newspaper theme for your yearbook can be a great way to commemorate your time at school. It’s a format that many people are familiar with, and it allows you to create a fun and unique layout that really stands out. Plus, as some people believe, newspapers may end up becoming obsolete in 20 years’ time, which means a press-inspired reminder of your school days will become even more nostalgic among your collection.
In addition to Yearbook Hub, there are many other resources available to help you create a great yearbook. For example, Canva is a popular design tool that offers a wide range of templates and design elements that can be used to create a professional-looking yearbook. You can also find inspiration from other yearbooks online, or even by flipping through old copies of your school’s previous yearbooks.
There are plenty of creative ways to design a yearbook, and using a newspaper theme is just one of many options available. With some thoughtful planning and a bit of experimentation, you can create a memorable yearbook that truly captures the spirit of your school days.