We started SNO to make journalism advisers’ lives easier. Well, one adviser in particular. SNO co-founder, Jason Wallestad, was the adviser of the Knight Errant at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park, MN. When he first began exploring ways to take the Knight Errant online, he discovered….not much.
Free site templates weren’t robust or flexible enough to meet a newspaper’s needs. A professional web designer could easily consume a school’s limited budget. Companies that hosted other school newspapers, though well-meaning, offered little to no technical support.
Jason and his friend Tom Hutchinson put their heads together and teamed up to create School Newspapers Online—an online publishing solution exclusively for scholastic news programs.