Entries by Tom Hutchinson

The SNO Report: Badge Recap and Celebration!

Thank you to the 128 news publications that applied for badges over the past four months. It was another successful badge season here at SNO! We awarded 172 badges overall! While every school that earned a badge should be proud of their accomplishment, we’d like to especially congratulate the 14 news programs that earned the ultimate distinction […]

Badges, pacemakers, and slideshows v. galleries

You are running out of time! The deadline to earn badges as a part of the SNO Distinguished Sites program is May 1, which is next Friday. Have you submitted for one or more of the SNO badges? What are you waiting for? Apply today. Congratulations are in order Speaking of awards, six awesome SNO […]


The deadline to earn badges as a part of the SNO Distinguished Sites program is May 1 which, in case you don’t have a calendar near by, is next Friday. So, here are your top seven reasons to spend the next week earning your badges:   It’s practically summer, so it’s time to go out […]

Books to read, resources to rely on, and webinars to watch: this week’s Fresh Powder Report

A weekly summary of journalistic tidbits Timeless Journalism: The original AP report from the night of President Lincoln’s assassination shows that on-the-spot journalism will always be relevant. Successful Twitter journalists to inspire your staff: Just in case you were doubting the importance of Twitter in relation to journalism,here’s a list of the most influential political […]

Video, video, and more video

This week we’re focusing on what may arguably be the most challenging aspect of digital journalism to tackle — video. From news broadcasts to sports highlights, video is no longer a medium online publications can ignore. We turned to two of your fiercely talented adviser colleagues to learn their success stories with video. Jonathan Rogers oversees […]

Aggressive advisers, apathetic students, and sentence writing 101

The board strikes again: North Michigan University recently fired their newspaper adviser for being too “aggressive” when it came to reporting campus news; of course, a lot of the news the student-led board took issue with didn’t necessarily reflect too well on the university. The paper had investigated topics such as the number of sexual assaults […]

The SNO Report: Resources for journo advisers

At SNO, we’re focused on making the life of a journalism educator a little easier. With that in mind, here are 8 online resources we think are worth checking out: EditTeach.org: Here you’ll find a collection of useful journalism teacher/adviser goodies, including headline challenges, editing resources, ways to improve content, and even a lesson on […]

Get to know student journalist Dan Fishbein

This week, we decided to profile a student journalist from a school in our network. Why? It’s always interesting to get a peek into a peer’s brain, especially if that brain is focused on journalism. Plus, SNO loves to recognize hard work and dedication. Plus, students are cool. Dan Fishbein is co-editor-in-chief of the Algonquin […]