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Press Club's high school boot camp is Friday

The Press Club’s High School Journalism Boot Camp is this Friday at the College of San Mateo, and high schools from throughout the area are bringing students to this annual event.


The guest speaker is Martyn Williams, a multimedia journalist covering technology and business news in the San Francisco Bay Area.
From 1995 to 2011 the native of the United Kingdom was based in Japan and reported on tech stories from
across Asia.

During the 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster he “refocused his energy on broadcasting information about the nation’s human tragedy,” according to Time Magazine, “becoming the handle of record for outsiders who want to know more about the crisis gripping Japan.”

Time named his Twitter feed as one of the “140 Best” of 2011.

 He has traveled extensively, including a 2002 trip to North Korea where he learned how isolated its citizens were from outside information. In 2010 he turned an interest in North Korea into a website focusing on North Korea’s slow adoption of technology.

In 2011-12 he was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. The fellowship, awarded to only 20 journalists a year, allowed him to work on projects related to innovation in journalism and tools allowing news organizations to securely connect with citizens in authoritarian countries.

Here’s the schedule for the boot camp.

12:30 pm Registration and Refreshments 

12:45 pm Welcome and Student Panel

2 – 2:50 and 3-3:50 pm Breakout Sessions

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