Your website should work for you, not against you. SNO sites work overtime. They’re preloaded with everything you need to deliver the news in high-definition: immersive images, story templates, multimedia capabilities. If our websites were people, they’d be drinking protein shakes and pumping iron. Just look at those muscles.
Built by journalism educators
At SNO, we’re more than just tech geeks. We’re journalism advisers, educators, writers, and news junkies. We understand the unique needs of scholastic journalism programs, and we’ve developed a WordPress solution that caters specifically to those needs.
We take care of the technology
You focus on journalism
Feel free to catch some zzz’s—our servers stay up all night so you don’t have to. Say goodbye to endless outages and technological tantrums. Your site will always be there for you when you need it. Our digital security system keeps hackers out and your content in. And if things ever do go wrong, we’ll work quickly to make them right. SNO’s got your back.
Stuck in a jam? We’ll bring the peanut butter. Our user guide is stuffed with tutorials to help you make the most of your site. Seek and ye shall find—but if ye don’t, our tech support staff will be happy to assist. We never leave the office (we’re in Minnesota; our cars are buried in SNO). Chat us, email us, or send us a singing telegram. We’ll reply to you fast.
We pledge to be your ally in journalism excellence and education. From our Best of SNO showcase, to our newsletters and forums, to our merit awards and more, we have the tools to help your program thrive. We believe that the pathway to success is paved with recognition, encouragement, inspiration, and support. Cheesy? A little. True? Indubitably.
Versatile, dynamic, intuitive
When it comes to school news programs, we know one size definitely doesn’t fit all. Maybe your “stories” look more like video broadcasts and photo essays. Maybe your news staff is passionate about sports coverage. Or maybe you’re into quality, no-frills reporting. SNO sites are designed to accommodate your needs—not the other way around. Indulge your inner scientist with infographics. Podcast your way to fame. Drag and drop like it’s hot. Feast on our customization options. No matter how you roll, we’ve got wheels for that. Vroom.
Don’t just take our word for it.
I’ve been an adviser in high school journalism for over 15 years, and working with SNO is one of the most seamless and impressive experiences of my career. They simply do great work, they are always available, and they are professionals. As advisers, we often have far too much on our plate and SNO does a great job of making the web experience easy and powerful for our young journalists. They are simply awesome.
I left my previous position to open a new school this year, and in the process of ordering equipment and software, my first decision was easy – I signed up for SNO.
SNO pushes my students to be great writers. Providing benchmarks for journalism excellence has made my young students more aware of what it means to present news and information in an entertaining, professional, and authentic manner.
Easily the best budget money I spend all year. The easiest to use WordPress site creation I’ve found. SNO Reports, site badges, specialized training – all of SNO is an incredible resource for my students.
Our SNO site has given our students a voice in our school community. We are proud to provide our readers with a good looking site, replete with features, opinions pieces, photos and more. The SNO platform makes this easy for advisers and even easier for student journalists and their readership.
Our staff had made several attempts at an online publication, but the demands of keeping the press rolling while learning a new platform were too many. Until SNO. Thank you for making advising fun again!
Support is just amazing here. The response time to your tickets is lightning fast. And the quality of the fixes avoids the silly back and forth that can plague online support. Hosting a complicated website has never been easier.
Even though we are a little high school with a little budget, we are given the same professional support as a bigger business or major newspaper.
The SNO online help and training materials are excellent, and in the unlikely event your question is not covered there, you can submit a support ticket and your question or problem will be dealt with promptly, honestly, patiently, efficiently, knowledgeably, and informatively.
We’d been wanting to get online in a big way for years, but doing it properly was such a daunting task, particularly with the ongoing turnover of student talent. SNO made it easy for us to get over the initial hump, and once we were, students were excited about putting stories online. It’s broadened our reach in ways we didn’t even imagine beforehand.
We have a student-managed newspaper website and it wouldn’t be possible without SNO. As an adviser and mentor, I can focus on teaching content and empowering writers and trust my students to keep the website current and fabulous.
The team at SNO Sites is always willing and eager to help your news website run as smoothly as possible. The support team is especially quick and efficient in helping those without web experience to host a well-functioning and appealing website for their community.
Their customer service is outstanding. And the SNO Distinguished Site program is a great tool to motivate my students and make our site better. I could not be happier with the decision to host our site with SNO.
SNO has provided rock-solid, turnkey and flexible solutions and support for my students in public and private schools, from San Francisco and East Oakland to Paris, Seoul and Ha Noi, Vietnam. No matter where we are in the world, and whatever time zone that means, we can count on SNO.
From FLOW where my students can access our organizational plans and charts, to our website which is state of the art, we wouldn’t be who we are without SNO. The support is fast, reliable and friendly. The price is perfect for all we get behind the scenes.
SNO’s WordPress provides easy navigation for beginning journalists who need upload basics and flexible enough for seasoned staffers who want to innovate. We love how reliable the site is and how quick we get responses when we have questions for SNO Support. I can’t imagine a better company to work with.
SNO is the best digital journalism support platform because it is lead by journalism educators who understand advisers and a 21st-century journalism media program.