Entries by Alex McNamee

Fresh Powder: Snapchat, NYT, and SJW2015

A weekly summary of journalistic tidbits brought to you by   Snapchat recently released a new mobile news feature called “Discover,” which allows users of the app to swipe to the left to access news updates from a variety of partners; CNN, Yahoo, and ESPN, just to name a few.  This is a significant development […]

Fresh Powder: February 18, 2015

A weekly summary of journalistic tidbits brought to you by   Today in the SNO Report we’re introducing a new newsletter from SNO: Fresh Powder.  Each week, members of the SNO Patrol will scour the Web, looking for the most interesting journalism-related stories that you might otherwise have missed.  A Twitter competition lead to an influx of media […]

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Fresh Powder

A weekly summary of journalistic tidbits brought to you by   Today in the SNO Report we’re introducing a new newsletter from SNO: Fresh Powder.  Each week, members of the SNO Patrol will scour the Web, looking for the most interesting journalism-related stories that you might otherwise have missed.  A Twitter competition lead to an influx of media […]

Tweets and Toots

Twitter is a driving force in today’s news coverage. We asked some advisers in the SNO network how Twitter has helped enhance their journalism programs. Here’s what they told us. Vincent DeMiero, adviser at Mountlake Terrace High School, realized a few years ago that integrating social media into his journalism program would help it flourish. […]

Journalism eXchange

Now, I know you’re thinking, “yeah, because that’s just what we need–another social media site.”  Understandable.  Accurate, even.  But, hear us out;Journalism eXchange isn’t just another place to type up 140 characters and send it out into the internet void. It’s a place specifically designed for people who care about journalism education.  It’s a website […]

Recruitment Season

As a seasoned journalism adviser, you know that your staff members are the lifeblood of your program; and obviously, the best way to keep that blood pumping is to continuously recruit more staff.  Sounds easy enough, but students lead hectic lives, and with so many extracurriculars to choose from already, how can you make sure yours […]

Teaching with Best of SNO

You probably already know that Best of SNO showcases great student journalism from schools in our network. But the site’s usefulness doesn’t end at bragging rights. In fact, many teachers and advisers use Best of SNO as a powerful instructional tool in their classrooms and newsrooms. We spoke to one such teacher, Natalie Rebetsky, adviser […]

Google Docs Rock

Here at SNO, we eat, sleep, and breathe WordPress. Why do we love it so? Let us count the ways! It’s flexible, reliable, and user-friendly. No matter what you want to do with your site, there’s probably a plugin or widget that’ll help you do it. You can publish content in just a few clicks—no […]

Pull Quotes and Site Reviews

Got a gold-star quote? Make it shine. Ever written a sentence so fantastic that you think to yourself, “Gee, self, wouldn’t it be great if this sentence was in larger type and placed in juxtaposition with my article so as to entice readers and/or draw their attention to a key idea, while also visually interrupting […]