Eastside Prep, Paly take top high school journalism prizes

The Eastside Panther of Eastside College Preparatory High School in East Palo Alto took top honors in General Excellence in the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s High School Journalism Competition this year. (Above is the staff of the Panther with adviser Angela Filo at left. Palo Alto High School, which entered two magazines and one online publication, won the most awards with 11, including best web site content and design. Awards were presented at a reception today (May 12) in

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High school boot camp is Friday

Above is the schedule for the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club Boot Camp for high school journalists from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in Building 18 at the College of San Mateo. Free parking is available in lots 7A, 7B, 9 and 10. Signs will be posted from the parking lots to Building 18. The first session (welcome and registration) will take place at 1 p.m. in Room 18-206. Advisors are invited to meet without their students to share ideas

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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

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Strong interest in high school boot camp

High schools from as far away as Fresno have said they plan to send students to the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s boot camp for high school journalists on Oct. 5 on the campus of the College of San Mateo. At the afternoon event, media professionals will discuss topics including: Motivating a staff, finding stories, page design, headline writing, podcasting, photography, online publishing, selling advertising, “What’s an editorial and why do we need them?” and “Convergence: How print, online and

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Press Club honors high school journalists

High school journalists from throughout the Peninsula were honored yesterday (April 30) when the Peninsula Press Club presented its 2007 High School Journalism Awards at a reception in Ralston Hall at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. More than 100 students from 11 high schools submitted 237 entries from their 2006-2007 newspapers, Web sites and magazines which were judged by professional members of the Press Club. The competition was co-sponsored by Hillsdale Shopping Center, the Journalism Program of NDNU

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SF Press Club awards scholarships annually

Every year the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club awards scholarships to high school and college students in the memory of famed columnist Herb Caen (left). The details are announced in January and the deadline for applications is usually at the end of February or early March. Check back to the Press Club Web site for details. Scholarship funds will be paid to the schools that the winners plan to attend, or are attending, to defray any college-related expenses. Print and

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Underground newspaper to compete in high school journalism contest

BY SARA GAISERDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER An underground newspaper put out by Pacifica students unhappy with censorship at an official school paper was accepted for a high school journalism competition by the Peninsula Press Club last night. The Subterranean, put out by a mostly anonymous group of Terra Nova High School students, will be the first unofficial student publication to compete side by side with school-sponsored papers in the annual contest. “The issue was that it was not sanctioned, it

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