Entries by Tom Hutchinson

Seventeen SNO sites awarded Pacemaker by NSPA

The National Scholastic Press Association announced its top awards for scholastic press organization Saturday, April 14. We are pleased to share that 17 of the 22 Online Pacemaker Award winners are members of the SNO community. Those winning sites are: The Boiling Point, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, Calif. The Oracle, Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, […]

Sixteen SNO customer sites named Gold Crown winners by CSPA

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its top awards for scholastic press publications on March 16, 2018. We are pleased to announce that sixteen SNO customer websites were named Gold Crown winners in digital categories. Two SNO customers were awarded Gold Crowns in the digital division: Southwest Shadow, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, Nev. Wingspan, Liberty High School, Frisco, […]

Twenty-eight SNO customer sites named NSPA Online Pacemaker Award Finalists

Of the 42 finalists for the Online Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association 28 websites are in the SNO network. Fourteen SNO sites were recognized in the large school division: Eye of the Tiger, Roseville High School, Roseville, CA Niles West News, Niles West High School, Skokie, IL HiLite Online, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN The Little Hawk, Iowa City High […]

The SNO Report: Distinguished Sites Updates

On Liberty High School’s Wingspan staff, there are reporters and photographers, editors and producers, and Samantha O’Brien. O’Brien’s in the corporate office, so to speak. Though she isn’t on the ground floor turning ideas into fully-realized, published content online, she’s upstairs, as she says, “ensuring the staff is awarded for their hard work.” She’s the Contest and Competition […]

The SNO Report: Students Covering St. Louis Protests

On the morning of Sept. 15, former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted of first-degree murder charges stemming from a 2011 high-speed chase that resulted in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith. Shades of the 2014 incident in Ferguson, Mo., which also was sparked by a white officer’s acquittal of the death of […]

Fifty-two SNO customer sites named Crown Award hybrid finalists

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association recently released the list of 2018 Crown Award finalists for publications using a hybrid format, and 52 members of the SNO community have been named finalists. Crown Awards are given for overall excellence in student news publication. Hybrid publications earn finalist ranking by achieving excellence in both online and print formats and are judged in […]

The SNO Report: Going in-depth on graduation gowns, private schools, startups and more: last month on Best of SNO

October was a loaded month for Best of SNO. While the other kids at school were out trick-or-treating, student journalists were going deep on interesting topics. The investigative team at Simpson College looked into the enrollment challenges of private schools. A change in graduation traditions caused a stir, original thinkers started projects of their own, […]

SNO Report: Mark your calendars! SNO Distinguished Sites season is coming

So you’ve had a couple months now to get reacquainted to your online publication. Your new staffers are trained. You’ve got recent stories up, new photo galleries displayed. You’ve submitted to Best of SNO. You’ve made a few design upgrades. You’ve read every SNO Report and incorporated each lesson into your day-to-day operations. You’ve played in a big […]