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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 […]

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 choose to utilize a specific weight of a font […]

Swaying room as the music starts: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede We are living in a world where everyone gets their own podcast (even us), which is to say: “What started as a quiet digital backwater is now increasingly growing in prominence, drawing the attention of audiences and moneyed interests alike. In […]

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

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 TikTok celebrities, there are definitely some common coverage areas coming at many of you. However, we’ve also […]

Evaporate, tall person: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede “Fake News” may just be words to some, but to journalists it signals an endangering stance to protecting the free press and, specifically, the people who practice it. “The current administration has retreated from our country’s historical role as a defender […]

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 of us in this office in ping pong. […]

If it’s out of a can, then nothing: this week on Fresh Powder

The lede Since its release last week, praise poured in for the Netflix limited series Unbelievable, in which Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting is adapted for the small screen. Kaitlyn Dever portrays Marie, a real-life rape victim accused of lying. “Marie said in a recent interview that she is grateful for the Netflix series, hopeful its lessons will […]

The SNO Report: Is your content Best of SNO?

We know we won’t have your attention for long after we say this, but here it comes: Best of SNO season is upon us. Right now, you can go to the SNO Badges section of your website’s dashboard and submit eligible stories. The baseline requirements separating eligible stories from the ineligible remain the same as they […]

Can you spell Gabbana: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede “The FDA is “troubled” about Juul’s marketing and outreach efforts, particularly in high schools, Sharpless said. He pointed to a testimony from a student who said that a Juul representative came into his school touting it as “much safer than cigarettes” […]