When you have a series of stories that you’d like to connect together either because the story is developing over time or because there are multiple elements to the story, there are a few different ways you can be sure readers have the opportunity to access all of the stories in the series.
- Use a single story and simply continue to add information to the initial story with individual sub-headlines. An example of this can be seen here: http://www.thekirkwoodcall.com/top-stories/2014/01/16/khs-goes-on-lockdown-2/
- Use the related stories function to show links to other stories on the same topic. An example of this can be seen towards the bottom on this page: http://bsmknighterrant.org/top-stories/2013/04/25/breaking-down-the-budget-cuts/
- Use the related stories function to link to the other side of an opinion. An example of this can be seen here: http://bsmknighterrant.org/commentary/2014/01/08/cuts-are-necessary-to-maintain-a-competitive-hard-working-team/
- Use the long-form template with chapters on the story page to create chapters of the different story elements. An example of this can be seen here: http://bsmknighterrant.org/editors-picks/2013/05/31/homeless-youth/ or here http://www.therideronline.com/top-story/2013/12/18/catfished-social-media-scam-exposes-
- Use the grid template to showcase multiple stories on one page with pictures. An example of this can be seen here: http://bsmknighterrant.org/top-stories/2015/09/08/new-teachers-extended-interviews/