Entries by Tom

The SNO Report: SNO Donate And SNOAds.Com By The Numbers

We launched SNO Donate at the start of the calendar year, and we have to admit, we’re a bit blown away by the generosity of your readers. To date, supporters of student journalism have donated over $22,000 to their favorite programs on the SNO platform. In April alone we have processed nearly 80 donations, and there’s no sign of […]

The SNO Report: Best Of SNO & Distinguished Sites Countdown

With the end of the school year and summer break quickly approaching, we bet you’ve probably started a countdown or two, either in your planner, on your phone or maybe even directly on your site. No matter how many upcoming events you’re tracking on your calendar, we hope you’ll add one more: The conclusion of the […]

2022 Pacemaker And Gold Crown Winners

Congratulations! Over the last few weeks, the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced their annual award winners. We are pleased to congratulate the 18 Online Pacemakers and 25 Gold Crown Winners that are part of the SNO community. The winning sites are listed alphabetically below, including their award(s) received in parenthesis: Coppell Student […]

The SNO Report: Strategies to grow your online audience

Chances are you’ve invested some serious effort (maybe even blood, sweat and tears) into your site. You’ve worked hard on publishing and designing, and you want to make sure it gets the attention it deserves, right? Although promoting your site to your school and community may seem like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to […]

NEW! Attend intensive SNO training workshop this summer in person or virtually

Join us this summer for one of our SNO Adviser Academy workshops, an immersive multi-day training for journalism advisers of all experience levels. We’re excited to be able to offer it both in person, at our headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn., and virtually. Whether you’re traveling to see us or becoming an expert from your couch, SNO’s technical […]

The SNO Report: New SNO FLOW Rubrics

It’s no secret that student success is largely reliant on teacher feedback. It’s also no secret that teachers are busier than ever, and finding time to grade and provide timely feedback to students can be tough. While we can’t eliminate your grading responsibilities altogether, we’re excited to introduce a new feature for FLOW customers that […]

The SNO Report: Introducing SNO Donate

We know that school budgets are tight. That’s why we are so excited to announce the release of SNO Donate, a new way to collect financial donations through your SNO website from family, alumni, and community members that want to support your journalism program. Here’s what you need to know about SNO Donate: The donations […]

Best of Best of SNO: Year-End Edition

It’s been a while since our last Best of Best of SNO report, and since then, we’ve received and read thousands more submissions. Since we’ve changed our Best of SNO submission rules slightly, our publication rate has been slowly increasing. We love to see it! One of the “easiest” ways to make your content stand out and get published to Best […]

The SNO Report: Site Booster US & World Maps

We’re willing to bet that over the past two years, many of your programs have written about one, if not both of the following topics: COVID-19 and the 2020 presidential election. We also feel pretty confident in betting that those articles your staffs wrote included some comparative data, whether it be quantitative or qualitative. Think […]