SNOcast, by SNO Sites, features conversations with journalism teachers, students, and working professionals, discussing journalism best practices, lessons from being in the field and everything in between. Hosted by Alex McNamee. Music by Vibe Mountain via the YouTube Audio Library.
Alex calls on four student journalism superheroes raising the public awareness of vaping in their high schools. How do you tell your readers about the dangers of something with few facts and so many unknowns. Is the habit already out of control?
Brian Higgins, adviser at Liberty High School, talks to Alex about why the SNO Distinguished Sites program matters, how it sets the table for future success, using it in the classroom, and why there should be a "Friday Night Lights" for Texas journalism.
Chris Grazier, journalism adviser at Cathedral Catholic High School, talks to Alex about the sensible, achievable ways he has recruited and marketed his journalism class, thus growing El Cid's publication staff.
Got summer plans? Catherine Cheney explains why high school juniors serious about journalism should consider the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, a week in D.C. with journalism nuts from every state in the U.S.
On location in Lansing, Mich., Alex talks to music journalist Gary Graff about why perspective and context is everything to a review, the most important details to dig for in a music feature, and a few of his favorite interview experiences ever.
Jonathan Peters, a media law professor at the University of Georgia and press freedom correspondent for the Columbia Journalism Review, reviews student press rights, specifically in covering an election, anonymous sources, and more.
National politics reporter Jessica Huseman calls to talk about covering elections — not candidates — to investigate the voter experience and the problems that keep them from the polls ... but she's covered campaigns, too, and has some advice for student journalists covering politics.
Three design team leads who worked on The New York Times' revamped desktop homepage discuss the research that went into it, prototyping, creating sections to incorporate a wider variety of stories, how they're using bylines, and more.
MediaWise reporter Allison Graves calls in to talk about MediaWise's mission (3:43), Instagram (7:26), the climate of misinformation for teens (12:22), her favorite recent debunkings (30:40), and much more.
Journalism adviser Emily Smith, of Pittsburg (Kan.) High School, calls the podcast to discuss the common struggles of operating a news site at full capacity (2:11), the hard-to-overlook "fear of presentation" (6:10), the intimidating undertaking it appears to be (9:27), how change happened (12:01), and much more.
SNO Sites launches its new podcast by sitting down with former student newspaper editor Annabella Strathman for a discussion about successful staff structure, including what it looked like for her publication (7:52), what an "Other" page editor is (12:08), who answers to whom (14:50), the benefit of a beat reporting system (16:56), why separating print and online doesn't work (18:06), and what an editor-in-chief should be doing (20:44). Hosted by Alex McNamee. Music by Vibe Mountain via the YouTube Audio Library.