Were you one of the first schools to submit for a SNO Distinguished Sites badge?
Yes! Of course we were.
Great! Glad to hear it. If you’ve already earned a badge, we suggest you check out how great it looks on our client list and tweet about it––you deserve to brag a bit. If you applied but didn’t get the badge, no problem! You can resubmit as many times as you’d like. So don’t forget to keep working on the badges; once you earn all six, then you’ll be a SNO Distinguished Site, and we’ll send you an important sounding press release and a fancy certificate suitable for framing!
No… um… I’m actually not sure what a SNO Distinguished Sites badge is.
No worries. Here are basics. The SNO Distinguished Sites program is made up of six badges, one for each of six components of a modern news website:
Story Page Excellence
Excellence in Writing
News staffs are welcome to tackle the badges in any order, striving to earn as many as makes sense for their publication. A site that earns badges in all six core areas will be designated as a SNO Distinguished Site.
You can continue to submit applications through May 1, and your badges will stay on display through December 2015.