Scot Scoop News

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Carlmont Journalism is a nationally renowned media arts program run by the students of Carlmont High School. Our staff of 70 people works to deliver the latest news to our student body of 2,200, their families, and the community. News, within our school and beyond, is important to us, so we are committed to providing timely information, current events, and thought-provoking ideas to our audiences through storytelling, design, video, photography, and other emerging technologies.

Founded in 2010, Scot Scoop News is Carlmont High School’s online publication, created and updated entirely by journalism students. Articles are posted on the website daily throughout the year in order to keep our community informed. Our mission is to provide a credible source of information for our community through engaging stories covering topics such as news, sports, campus, features, and opinion. We strive to maintain reliable reporting while covering the hard-hitting topics that interest our community. Content on Scot Scoop is managed, reviewed, and maintained by the site editors. Staff members and editors use a variety of tools and methods to produce, edit, and publish content. Throughout its website, Scot Scoop News has an open forum and contact forum for public expression. Scot Scoop News uses its open forums, email subscription, Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube page, and Instagram account to update and engage with the public.

ScotCenter is the Scot-Scoop-affiliated broadcast segment team for Carlmont High School. The program is featured on Scot Scoop’s website, as well as on the Scot Scoop News Youtube page. We aim to tell the stories of our school, community, and nation through a unique medium. Our video program delivers a visual and auditory report of current events and issues. ScotCenter produces videos under the following categories: news, campus, sports, student spotlights, and features. Our goal is to engage the student body and viewers through the emerging utilization of film as a tool for storytelling and reporting.

Vision: Scot Scoop News will be a safe, reliable, and well-known news source for the Carlmont community. The content will be chosen and approved by the students as an open forum, but the editors have the final say. Scot Scoop News will only hide information when specified. All articles will be reviewed by a site editor before published. Anonymous sources will be used in situations in which the content is private and or personal. The anonymous source will not be revealed to anybody, except the site editor-in-chief. Scot Scoop News will provide an open forum and contact forum for public expression, but comments will not be immediately published in the forum until it is approved by the site editorial board.

 

Awards Received:

2017-2018

Seventh Place for Best of Show Website Large School at the Fall 2017 NSPA Convention

Third Place for Best of the West Online News Website from the JEANC NorCal Media Conference

2016-2017

SNO Distinguished Site award

Fourth Place Multimedia Sports Story of the Year from National Scholastic Press Association

Seventh Place Diversity Story of the Year from National Scholastic Press Association

Eighth Place Broadcast News Story of the Year from National Scholastic Press Association

2015-2016

NSPA Online Pacemaker

Second Place for the Best of the West Online News Website from the JEANC NorCal Media Conference

SNO Distinguished Site award

Elena Mateus won third place from the National Federation of Press Women for her news video on how Carlmont is fighting Islamophobia

2014-2015

Avery Adams won honorable mention from NSPA for an individual Pacemaker for sports photography

2013-2014

NSPA Online Pacemaker

First Place for Best in Show Online Publication Large School at the Spring 2014 NSPA Convention

San Francisco Peninsula Press Club High School Journalism Competition Web Site Content-Third Place

JEA Northern California Annual Contest Honorable Mention for Web Site Design

Certificate of Recognition from the State of California Senate for the Carlmont High School Journalism Program

Letter of recognition from Congresswoman Jackie Speier and the fourteenth district of California in honor of the NSPA Online Pacemaker

2012-2013

JEA Northern California Annual Contest Third Place for Web Site Design

San Francisco Peninsula Press Club High School Journalism Competition Web Site Content-Second Place

2011-2012

San Francisco Peninsula Press Club High School Journalism Competition Web Site Content-Third Place

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