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HIgh school journalists invited to boot camp

High school journalists from throughout the Bay Area are invited to attend the second annual High School Journalism Boot Camp the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club will present from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the College of San Mateo. The Boot Camp is co-sponsored by College of San Mateo’s Journalism Department.

Last year more than 100 young journalists attended seminars on digital photography, online publishing, page design, writing editorials, finding stories, editing sports and arts/entertainment sections and making the transition to college newspapering.

This year we will be adding a segment on podcasting and another one to be called “News 101” that will focus on the traditions, standards and ethics of the news business.

Again this year, Associated Press Photographer Paul Sakuma will be drawing professionals to demonstrate techniques for improving students’ digital photography and its optimization. Sakuma’s also arranged for Richard Epting of KGO-TV to bring a news truck to be parked nearby. Tours of the truck were very popular last year.

This year the Press Club is inviting school newspapers to submit their most recent papers (they may be from the spring semester) for a personal critique by a professional. Please send your paper (one or two editions, at most) to Micki Carter, 2303 Wooster Ave., Belmont CA 94002. They must be received by Sept. 19.

Please e-mail the Press Club if your school will be participating and estimate how many students will attend. Photos are from last year’s boot camp.

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