Entries by Tom


SNO Recognizes 67 Student Publications As 2020-2021 SNO Distinguished Sites

In a year where many publication staffs never even met face-to-face, amazingly, the total number of SNO Distinguished Sites hit a new high. SNO recognized 67 student publications as distinguished sites, compared to 63 last year, and awarded 242 publications with at least one badge. Upon tallying up these final numbers, we here at SNO were left with one […]


Best Of Best Of SNO: End Of Year

It turns out that not even a pandemic can slow student journalists down, especially when it comes to Best of SNO. Not only did this year’s submission numbers match last year’s, they went above and beyond. See for yourself: At the time of this email, Best of SNO had… More than 20,750 stories submitted to […]


FLEX Pro Has Arrived!

Today we released the free FLEX Pro website theme update we’ve been previewing for weeks.  This new update will not affect the look of your site by default, but it comes with a set of super-powerful new tools that give you more flexibility for customizing your site’s appearance than you’ve ever had before. During the past […]


The SNO Report: SNO’s Year in Numbers

When reflecting on 2020, a particularly prominent theme of the year seemed to be statistics. From COVID-19 cases to electoral college votes, numbers dominated the news cycle. As the year comes to a close, we thought it would be appropriate to apply this trend to our own work. With that, we present to you SNO’s 2020 […]


Thoughts on Thanksgiving, three generations of cowboys, and the culture of cults: the last few weeks on Best of SNO

Since our last Best of Best of SNO roundup, we’ve received thousands more story submissions here at the SNO headquarters. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorites. Before you dive in, we’d like to take a moment to point out a trend you might notice in these selections: They are not COVID-19 related. While many of your […]


The SNO Report: reporters capture “bombshell scoop”

260,000. That’s how many views a story on the Manual RedEye, the student news publication for duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky, has garnered since it was published on Oct. 30. The story has, as today’s teens would say, gone viral. The article broke the news about a training slideshow used by the Kentucky State Police (KSP) […]

MNDaily.com relaunches with SNO Sites

There were always a hundred reasons not to do it and just as many why they never did, a “big devotion” to the way they’d published online for years foremost among them. “It’s a big undertaking,” said Dylan Miettinen, editor-in-chief of The Minnesota Daily. It’s an inarguable fact, especially for a large college newspaper publishing around […]

SNO Distinguished Sites Starts Oct. 1

It’s the moment we know you’ve all been waiting for … SNO Distinguished Sites season is back! Starting tomorrow, Oct. 1, our SNO Distinguished Sites awards program will be open for business. Starting tomorrow, you’ll submit for badges on your own site dashboard, in the tab for SNO Badges. There, you’ll be able to track […]