Entries by Tom Hutchinson

The SNO Report: Spring Refresh

Daylight savings time is this weekend, can you believe it?! That means more light (thank goodness!), warmer temps, and fresh air. And with the new season will come the pushing-up of sleeves everywhere as we freshen our homes and lives. So, since you’ve got all that spring energy anyway, why not apply the same vigor […]

The SNO Report: Distinguished Sites Update

Oh, man. SNO Distinguished Sites submissions have kicked into high gear, and you guys are really bringing it. Last week, Knight Errant, The BluePrint, The Rider, and The Patriot all earned their places on the list of 2017 SNO Distinguished Sites. And this week, The Lance and Central Digest each earned their fifth badge, putting […]

Connections, Changes, and Playing Keep-out: this week on Fresh Powder

Creating Connections Journalism is, sadly, a fairly homogenous game: it’s mostly composed of white people. People of color are woefully underrepresented when it comes to newsroom demographics, and when it comes to leadership, the numbers are embarrassingly low. The Ida B. Wells Society wants to change that. They’re holding journalism bootcamps aimed at grooming journalists […]

The SNO Report: SNODrift Webinars!

It doesn’t feel much like winter in Minnesota (and we’re all secretly a little ok with that…) but that doesn’t stop the SNODrifts from piling up! Not real snow, of course. We’re talking about webinars! It’s SNODrift season, and that means we’re covering cool topics with instructive video demos that you can watch live, or […]

The SNO Report: Exit Paths and Fluffy Stuff

We know your newspaper staff are hard hitting journalists, for sure. They’re covering the tough stuff, and with the current political climate, there’s no shortage of tough stuff. They’re on scene, asking all the questions, and keeping the public informed. And that’s awesome. But it’s almost spring, and that means stories about prom, and graduation, […]