We are pleased to announce the launch of Journalism eXchange (journalismexchange.com), a new social network and sharing platform for journalism educators, and we want you to join today and help us start a national conversation about scholastic journalism.
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association has announced its Gold Circle Awards for Digital Media. The awards are offered to recognize superior work by student journalists usually as individuals but sometimes as an entire staff working online. These awards reflect entries produced between Nov. 2, 2012, through Nov. 1, 2013. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, they are given, they are known as the 2014 Gold Circle Awards for Digital Media.
We’ve seen some incredible work created by student journalists using the SNO platform, and we want to help you brag about it.
Kirkwood High School went on lockdown for an hour on Jan. 16 after the school’s principal announced there was a suspicious person on campus but there was not any imminent danger. It was later revealed that the man at the school office was a reporter for KSDK-TV in St. Louis, which was investigating school security procedures. The station management apologized for causing the lockdown.
To find high school students, advertisers have long known to place an ad in the school newspaper. For its 2014 summer high school programs, Georgetown University is advertising on the 21st Century version — school news websites through the SNO Ad Network. The ads will attract high school students from selected states around the country to participate in summer programs.
Building on the most flexible WordPress platform available for student news media, School Newspapers Online has released SNO FLEX 5.4, which takes a major step forward with new storytelling and design tools, all of which were created to empower student journalists to make decisions for how to present their stories.
Among the 37 finalists for Crown Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association are 14 websites in the SNO network. Five of the sites were named in the Digital Publication category, while nine were named in the Hybrid Publication category, which includes news organizations that combine print and digital operations.
Best of SNO is designed to showcase the great stories, images, and videos being produced by members of the SNO network, as well as to inspire staffs with content ideas and new approaches to traditional stories. Here’s a summary of the best work from the past couple weeks.
It’s All About Style
You know what a widget is, you know how to add and delete them, but have you taken the time to style them? Each SNO widget on your page gives you ability to style it individually from the others. Setting widget styles is one of the best ways to own the design of your site.