Saturday, October 6, 2007

Large turnout for high school boot camp



More than 125 students and teachers attended Friday's High School Journalism Boot Camp — about twice the number the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club was expecting when board members began planning the seminar. Journalists from the region's newspapers and broadcast stations led discussions on digital photography, online publishing, arts & entertainment reporting, sports coverage, newspaper design, advertising and many other topics. The seminar was co-sponsored and hosted by the Journalism Program at the College of San Mateo.


Micki Carter, former San Mateo Times managing editor and current Press Club board member, critiques a high school paper for students.

Diana Diamond of the San Jose Business Journal and a Press Club board member talks with students and a faculty adviser about editorial pages.

College of San Mateo Journalism Professor and Press Club board member Ed Remitz leads a discussion.


Dai Sugano, San Jose Mercury News photographer/multimedia editor, talks with students after showing some of his work.


Jay Thorwaldson, editor of the Palo Alto Weekly, leads a discussion about online news.

Palo Alto High School has a student newspaper, magazine, sports magazne and Web site. Here the school's Web site is discussed.


Jamie Casini, managing editor of the Palo Alto Daily News and Press Club president, gives students ideas on finding stories.

The Press Club offers its thanks to the journalists who led discussions, including:
    David Barreda, San Jose Mercury News;
    Sean Connelley, Oakland Tribune;
    Richard Epting, KGO-TV ABC7;
    Don Feria, freelance;
    Gary Fong, Genesis Photography Agency, retired San Francisco Chronicle photo editor;
    Tyler Hanley, Palo Alto Weekly;
    Kari Hulac, Alameda Newspaper Group;
    Richard Koci Hernandez, San Jose Mercury News;
    Carolyn Livengood, San Mateo County Times;
    Vytas Maseika, Palo Alto Daily News;
    Unnikrishnan Raveendranaathan, freelance;
    Martha Jane Stanton, San Francisco Giants photographer;
    Paul Sakuma, Associated Press;
    Dai Sugano, San Jose Mercury News;
    Jay Thorwaldson, Palo Alto Weekly;
    Todd Waibel, San Mateo Daily Journal

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