Wednesday, September 5, 2007

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 broadcast work together." There's even one session titled, "So you're an editor! Now what?"

The boot camp is geared toward high school newspaper editors. The discussions will be led by veterans in the Bay Area newspaper business. The event is co-hosted by the Press Club and the College of San Mateo Journalism Department. To sign up students from your school, contact Micki Carter of the Press Club.

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