To earn this badge, a news staff must update their site regularly and demonstrate a commitment to timely online journalism.
The SNO Distinguished Sites recognition program gives news staffs six standards that will help their publications excel online. As each standard is met, that site will be awarded a badge on the SNO client list.
News staffs should submit their site for each badge individually. We invite you to apply for those badges that highlight your site’s strengths, while working to achieve the others. If a site earns all six badges, it will be awarded the honor of being a SNO Distinguished Site for the calendar year. In addition, SNO Distinguished Sites will receive a press release, a letter sent to the institution’s principal or PR department, and a certificate.
The application period for 2019-2020 is open Oct. 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020; there is no limit to the number of times that a site can apply for an individual badge. The badges are awarded on an annual basis, so the badges awarded for the 2018-19 academic year will remain on the client list until Dec 31, 2019.
The list of everything a staff needs to do to earn each of the badges.
A complete list of which sites have won which badges.
A showcase of great student journalism from members of the SNO Network.