Sept. 14, 2011
San Mateo Daily Journal offices

Present: Darryl Compton, Jon Mays, Kristy Blackburn, Dave Price, Melissa McRobbie, Micki Carter, Antonia Ehlers Absent: Marshall Wilson, Ed Remitz Guest: Laura Dudnick

The meeting was called to order at 6:40 p.m. by Past President Jon Mays. Melissa took over when she arrived.

MINUTES: The July minutes were approved as read.

FINANCIALS: Darryl presented the financials which showed a checking balance of $15,504.12 with no debits outstanding. A total of $11,110.81 stands in the scholarship fund. Micki and Darryl are planning to move that fund from United American Bank to another bank.

BOOT CAMP: Here’s the text of the email Micki sent out after the meeting regarding the Oct. 21 high school journalism boot camp, summarizing the decisions made at the board meeting:

    Ed tells me that he’s pretty sure we can get eight classrooms and perhaps 10 for the breakout sessions but they may not all be in the theater complex. 
    Nonetheless we will operate on the assumption that we will have those classrooms. However, if they are not in the same area, I think we should make passing time 15 minutes instead of 10. What are your thoughts on this? 
    We would then have four 45-min sessions. As it stands now, we will ask Jim Wagstaffe to take the first session (1-1:45p) and I will ask Kristy and Antonia to put together a student panel on finding stories (and managing staffs?) for the last session (4-4:45p). I have attached a list of high school winners from last year’s contest so that they can try to get winners to serve on the panel. I don’t have personal emails for any of them so they will have to go through the school advisers. This task is entirely in Kristy and Antonia’s hands. Keep us posted. 
    With 10 classrooms for the middle two sessions (2-2:45p and 3-3:45p), here is a proposal for handling the breakouts:

      Session 2

        1. Camera (both still and video) Paul Sakuma and friends 
        2. Page design (Micki Carter) 
        3. PhotoShopping for print (Erik Oeverndiek) 
        4. Sportswriting (Nathan Mollat) 
        5. Interviewing techniques (Marshall Wilson) 
        6. Media Panel (on accuracy and quoting??) 
        7. Writing ledes (???) 
        8. Online media (Laura Dudnick, Jennifer Aquino) 
        9. Critiques (Melissa McRobbie, et al) 
        10. Headline writing (Dave Price)

      Session 3

        1. Camera (both still and video) Paul Sakuma and friends 
        2. Page design (Micki Carter) 
        3. Transition to college media (Ed Remitz) 
        4. Online media (Laura Dudnick) 
        5. Critiques (Melissa McRobbie, et al) 
        6. Headline writing (Dave Price) 
        7. Careers in media (Antonia Ehlers) 
        8. Interviewing techniques (Marshall Wilson) 
        9. Flash (Jennifer Aquino) 
        10. Advisers’ gathering (Kristy Blackburn)

BOARD OPENING: Laura Dudnick of (San Mateo and Belmont) was nominated to fill the board position created by Jamie White’s move to Boston. She was elected to that position. Micki Carter also announced that she will not be continuing on the board when her term concludes this year.

SAN MATEO TIMES WAKE: Micki announced that a “wake” is planned for Nov. 1 (at a place still to be determined) to honor the end of the nameplate and the destruction of the Amphlett Boulevard building of the old San Mateo Times.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Micki Carter, Secretary

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