The SNO Report: Have the Source app? Tell your readers.

You serve a vital role in keeping your school community informed. When you can’t do it in person, your website and social media pages become more important than ever. Beyond that, we have two mobile apps, the Student News Source for scholastic…

The SNO Report: SNO Distinguished Sites submission deadline changed

We’ll be honest. When we sent out our last Distinguished Sites email update back in February, the possibility of being thrust into the midst of a global pandemic wasn’t really on our radar. Suffice to say, we recognize that your publication…

The SNO Report: Don’t fall for these scams!

Texting “STOP” is not 100 percent effective. Often, it isn’t even an option — such is the case for the three scams our customers ask us about most. So today, we thought we’d take a few minutes to bring to light these scams and what…

The SNO Report: Developing a News Digest

The earliest news digests were cave paintings. Newspapers? Humongous news digests. Post Reports, the Washington Post podcast, is an audible news digest for your morning commute. NextDraft, from Dave Pell, is a news digest landing in your…

The SNO Report: SNO Distinguished Sites update

Although it’s only mid-February, the deadline to apply for our six SNO Distinguished Sites badges is quickly approaching. So, before your spring calendar becomes consumed with end-of-the-year exams, celebrations, and other obligations, it’s…

The SNO Report: What are the rules for using photos you find online?

The Super Bowl just ended. Your staff is writing a little story about it and want a photo. Knowing what they’ve been taught about copyright laws, your staff is cautious. What can they do? For a photo from Sunday’s big game, the options are…

The SNO Report: What’s new in Student News Source app?

The Student News Source app is a kind of hub for student journalism, through which users can follow and read the news from their school’s student newspaper — or any student news site they choose. Combined, there are 188 student publications…

The SNO Report: Great examples of Advanced Story Page Templates

Whether you’re trying to earn the Story Page Excellence badge or simply looking for new ways to showcase stories on your site, going beyond the standard story page template is the way. We’re, of course, talking about the Grid, Long-Form…

The SNO Report: Introducing the new SNO Dashboard

Over the holiday break, we rolled out a new and improved landing page to replace the SNO Launch Pad. The SNO Dashboard is now where you’re taken after logging into your website. In case you haven’t explored it much yet, we have to say:…

Picky eater, ‘Walking Dynamite,’ tall girls and more: the last two weeks on Best of SNO

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At this exact time last year we had received 4,004 submissions to Best of SNO. Fast forward to now, and we’ve almost hit 8,200. In other words, you all are killing it. There have been countless great stories among those. These are some of…