The SNO Report: Using the Sports Score Scroller for non-traditional scores

So you need help condensing a three-page fax of cross country results into the teeny little SNO Sports Score Scroller, eh? The compassionate thing to tell you to do would be to pick up your local newspaper, open it to the sports agate page…

“Ok boomer,” forgotten youth, California fires and more: last month on Best of SNO

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There are multiple factors that come into play when deciding if a story is Best of SNO-worthy. From engaging writing and unique angles to well thought out multimedia elements, more considerations are made than it might look. So, this week,…

The SNO Report: FLEX improvements to Sports, Staff Profiles and Breaking News

Our latest update to FLEX includes subtle improvements to staff profiles, bylines, breaking news headlines, sports scores, and the Sports Center add-on. 1. Perhaps the first change you’ll notice is in how the relationship between the Writer’s…

The SNO Report: Schedule a meeting with us in D.C.

Two weeks from tomorrow, our team will be marching on the Marriott, extension cords and water bottles in tow, for the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Washington D.C. As always, we’re there for you and we hope…

Vaping, climate change, football and more: last month on Best of SNO

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Another month down, another 2,700 stories submitted to Best of SNO, and some really great content. While we’ve received tons of pieces related to our Assignment Desk topic — vaping — we’ve also seen students coming up with some really…

NEW! Attend intensive SNO training workshop this summer in Minneapolis

Join us this summer at one of three SNO Adviser Academy workshops, an immersive 2-1/2-day training for journalism advisers at our headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn. SNO's technical trainer Alex McNamee will be on hand to meet you where you…

The SNO Report: Best practices for using Google Analytics

Step into most professional newsrooms and you’ll find someone spending their days dissecting web traffic. Maybe it’s the general manager or an editor. It’s sometimes someone hired specifically to track and conceptualize uses for that data. Who’s…

The SNO Report: A site update for how to use fonts

This week, we pushed out a FLEX theme update that expands how you can utilize Google Fonts on your news site. That section of the SNO Design Options page should now look something like this: The big change is that now, for each font, you can…

Pokémon, refugee resources, and the first Assignment Desk: last month on Best of SNO

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Heading into week three of Best of SNO, we’ve already received more than 1,300 submissions from 161 different schools. Haven’t hit that “submit” button yet? Time to jump on the bandwagon. From vaping to climate change protests to local…

The SNO Report: Meet SNO's Newest Employee

Just as it came for the outfield fence at Wrigley Field, Ivy has come to SNO. This Ivy has a capital I and is a human being. You may call her Ivy Kaplan. She’ll coordinate our awards programs, train and support you and, one day, defeat all…