Amidst a tough recession and a torrent of budget cuts, moving The Beachcomber to online journalism facilitated by SNO has been an excellent and cost-effective decision. We’ve become so popular in San Diego that other high school journalism programs have visited our school and are making the transition as well. The personal service we’ve gotten from technical support has resulted in resolution of tickets the same day, many times within minutes. The online medium has helped further our PTA’s goals, facilitated diverse populations to access our content, increased our journalists’ abilities to refine their craft, and catalyzed dialogue from school to school and with the greater community. Local businesses are taking note, and this synergy between the school and the community is truly the wave of the future that we’re happy to be surfing, thanks to School Newspapers Online.