From the newsroom to the classroom

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While SNO works with many middle schools, high schools, and colleges, we’re lucky enough to host a few elementary school papers as well. One of these is The Colonial Times, from Colonial Elementary School in Pelham, New York. We recently spoke…

The SNO Report: Badge Recap and Celebration!

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Thank you to the 128 news publications that applied for badges over the past four months. It was another successful badge season here at SNO! We awarded 172 badges overall! While every school that earned a badge should be proud of their accomplishment,…

Badges, pacemakers, and slideshows v. galleries

You are running out of time! The deadline to earn badges as a part of the SNO Distinguished Sites program is May 1, which is next Friday. Have you submitted for one or more of the SNO badges? What are you waiting for? Apply today. Congratulations…

Video, video, and more video

This week we're focusing on what may arguably be the most challenging aspect of digital journalism to tackle -- video. From news broadcasts to sports highlights, video is no longer a medium online publications can ignore. We turned to two of…

The SNO Report: Resources for journo advisers

At SNO, we're focused on making the life of a journalism educator a little easier. With that in mind, here are 8 online resources we think are worth checking out: EditTeach.org: Here you’ll find a collection of useful journalism teacher/adviser…

Printing your paper is easy with SNNO

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Sure, online newspapers are great. You’re publishing at the speed of light, you’ve got multimedia options galore, you’re winning awards and SNO badges like nobody’s business. Plus, your website sure looks fancy. Yeah, yeah, yeah. But…

The SNO Report: FLOW v. Trello, CSPA Crown Awards

Chances are you've heard some buzz about Trello. We've heard it, too. Trello is nice tool for managing projects, but we believe SNO FLOW is a better fit for the needs of scholastic journalism programs like yours. Let's start with the obvious…

You’re not going to believe what these staffs did on their sites!

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We’re feeling a little BuzzFeedy at the SNO office today. Blame it on this spring break list. In that spirit, check out these 12 impressive features we’ve found on sites in the recent weeks. You won’t believe what happens next! Long…

Distinguished Sites Derangement

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It’s badge season at SNO Sites, and things are starting to heat up in our elongated version of March Madness. As the season is about half way over––it started in January and runs through April––we thought it was the perfect time to…

Superb support for successful sites starts with SNO

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Dumbfounded by design? Stumped by slideshows? Bamboozled by blockquotes? All alliteration aside, help is never more than a couple clicks away. Our help site is full of detailed instructions and step-by-step videos to get you up to speed quickly.…