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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 Name field on stories and your Staff Profiles is more clearly stated. When you start typing a 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 you’ll stop by our booth at the trade show (1-7 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday) to […]

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

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 unique story angles to stories and taking advantage of our more advanced story page templates to help their content […]

It’s a bear dance: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede In Ann Arbor, Mich., it’s been a decade since the local daily newspaper shut down and The Michigan Daily, the university’s daily student newspaper, assumed the role. “We’ve been given this mantle of holding the powerful accountable, five nights a week, with […]

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 are and take you to the next level with this new workshop designed to give you a complete […]

It’s all still unfolding: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede For the second time in as many weeks, a changeover in ownership is preceding the shakedown of a significant journalistic institution — only, unlike at Sports Illustrated, this one is going to take several years to finish. Poynter: “Is USA Today’s print […]

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 that person in your newsroom? Finding the gold mine of information is as easy as logging in to your site’s […]

What a great website: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede I bought Sports Illustrated to read it, because, as a student of sportswriting, it was the bible. TheMaven Inc., or the newest enemy of the people, bought SI to destroy it. On Thursday, The Enemy laid off 40 people, of the […]