Photos from the high school boot camp

Students from high schools throughout the Bay Area participated in the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s annual high school boot camp, an event with seminars, speakers, awards and snacks. This year’s boot camp was held on May 13 at City College of San Francisco. The following photos were taken by Franchon Smith. Panelists for a workshop on fake news and alternative facts included, from left, former CNN producer and Emmy Award winner Jon Orlin, Pulitzer Prize-wining author Jonathan Freedman, Peter

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Press Club presents awards to high school journalists

The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club held its high school journalism boot camp and its high school journalism awards on Saturday, May 13, at City College in San Francisco. Here’s a list of the winners: Column  First, “Women’s March supporters lack clear direction,” by Avery Adams from Carlmont High School Second, “Normalizing hatred leads to daunting consequences,” by Nina Heller from Carlmont High School Third, “Beware the invasion of fake news,” by Rayshaun Jordan from Eastside College Prep Editorial  First,

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Countdown to high school boot camp — fake facts, contest and scholarship winners coming right up

Journalism in the Age of Fake Facts — theme of the press club’s annual high school journalism boot camp — is almost here. But there’s no complicated registration procedure. Just contact SFPPC President Antonia Ehlers and let her know you are coming. Email her at: aehlers@serrahs.com The event is set for Saturday, May 13, at City College of San Francisco. This year’s event merges two other longtime club services to journalism education, high school journalism contests and scholarships totaling $2,000.

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Fake facts, contests and scholarships highlight annual high school boot camp

Journalism in the Age of Fake Facts — that’s the theme for the press club’s annual high school journalism boot camp, set for Saturday, May 13, at City College of San Francisco. This year’s event merges two other longtime club services to journalism education, high school journalism contests and scholarships totaling $2,000. The contest awards are for work by journalism students throughout the Bay Area. Part of these will be presented during a morning event, then concluded after the boot

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Enter the Press Club’s high school contest

The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club is inviting high school journalists from throughout the Bay Area to submit entries for our annual high school journalism contest. The deadline to enter is April 24. The awards will be presented on Saturday, May 13, during the Press Club’s High School Journalism Boot Camp at City College of San Francisco. The contest is sponsored by Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo. How do you enter the contest? Go here for the details. Here’s

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$34,000 in scholarships available to students planning a career in journalism

The Sacramento Press Club plans to award $34,000 in scholarships to students preparing for a career in journalism. The seven scholarships range from $4,000 to $8,000. Teachers should encourage their standout students to apply. Community college students who are transferring to four-year colleges will get special consideration for the $4,000 Nereida Skelton Journalism Scholarship. Six other scholarships are offered to those who will be college juniors, seniors or graduate students this fall and who are focusing on journalism. For details,

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An update on Press Club scholarship recipients

Last year’s recipients of $1,500 student scholarships are moving forward with dazzling accomplishments in journalism, we are happy to report. The club provides two scholarships. One is named for the late Herb Caen, Pulitzer-prize recipient San Francisco Chronicle columnist, the other for Jack Russell, revered Peninsula newsman and club co-founder who died in 2014. The scholarships usually are given to one student in each category. In rare cases, however, multiple students may be selected. This occurred for the Herb Caen

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Press Club presents journalism awards to high school students

Bay Area student journalists received 47 awards of excellence on Thursday (May 19, 2016) from the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club. The awards ceremony was held at the San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway Street in Redwood City. Judges selected winners from 441 entries from student journalists throughout the Bay Area. Awards honored work completed in newspapers, websites and yearbooks during the 2015-16 school year. Entries were judged by professional journalists associated with the Press Club. Carlmont High School’s

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High school journalism boot camp set for March 12 at City College of San Francisco

Save the date, Saturday, March 12, 2016. That’s the day the Journalism Department at City College of San Francisco and the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club will co-host a boot camp for high school journalism students on the campus of City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco. Registration starts at 12:30 and workshop sessions begin at 1 p.m. Go to the Diego Rivera Theater. Workshop topics include investigative reporting, transition to college journalism, broadcasting, social media and

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Press Club honors high school journalists

Students from nine Bay Area high schools were commended for outstanding newspaper and yearbook during the 2015 High School Journalism Awards. Sponsored by the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club, the awards ceremony took place on May 21 at the San Mateo History Museum in Redwood City. There were 375 entries this year, which ranged from overall excellence to sports stories to opinion pieces and special features. Here are the winners. “The students’ caliber of writing was exceptional this year,” said

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