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…

FLEX Pro: Introducing the Widget Areas Designer

Not unlike the header and footer customizer we reviewed last week, the Widget Areas Designer gives you a ton of freedom to reimagine what you can do with your homepage. Rather than presenting you with six standardized widget configuration…

FLEX Pro: Introducing the Header and Footer Designer

If you thought you had a lot of flexibility before, you’re about to have even more now. A big driving factor of the FLEX Pro theme update was giving you the ability to break away from the old structures of your website — the six Widget Area…

FLEX Pro: Introducing Design Drafts

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be explaining some of the main components of FLEX Pro, a free theme upgrade coming to your site soon. This week, we’re introducing you to Design Drafts. The concept of Design Drafts is one we’ve long…

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: What is Newsworthy?

I’m old enough to admit that I wrote a lot of self-serving articles as a high school journalist, articles that served my interests but that didn’t necessarily have broader interest. The fact is, not all story ideas are good ones. How can…

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…