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

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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…
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Best Of Best Of SNO: End Of Year

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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…

FLEX Pro Has Arrived!

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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…

THEME UPDATE: FLEX Pro is on the way

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Earlier this year, we implemented major changes to the formatting of staff profile and category pages on our FLEX theme. What’s coming up however is the biggest update to the website theme since it was launched — so big, in fact, that…

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

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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.,…

The SNO Report: New Lesson on Libel

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Our curriculum expert, Ivy Kaplan, has been working hard on lesson plans around principles in journalism, as part of our free journalism curriculum. Recently, she finished up work on a new, very important lesson: Libel. "One of the primary…

The SNO Report: SNO Distinguished Sites Update

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As we near the end of what has been a completely unorthodox school year, the final deadline to apply and earn Distinguished Site badges for your publication is also approaching. To briefly jog your memory, the SNO Distinguished Sites recognition…

The SNO Report: Selling Ads This Spring

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Since setting up advertising services like SNO Ads as a free, optional extra for our customers, we’ve noticed an annual trend: springtime spending sprees. We always see an uptick in advertising this time of year. Prom dress sales, tuxedo…

The SNO Report: What to Know About Plugins

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Plugins are a great perk of being part of the WordPress community, which you are by way of your SNO site by the way. There’s a massive library of ready-to-install plugins at your disposal, right on your dashboard, and some of them actually…