New to Newsroom by the Bay? The best introduction to our summer multimedia program begins here ... with our students' work.
Before you apply, a few basics.
Our directors and teachers are award-winning educators and journalists. Our team leaders are among the best college journalists in the U.S. and abroad. Guest speakers are professional journalists and authors with insights on new media. See “About Us” at right for more on our team.
Passionate. Purposeful. Playful. You have tons of journalism experience, or maybe none at all. You believe that critical thinking matters and that telling true stories can make the world a better place. You’re in U.S. secondary grades 10-12 (ages 15-18). Click “Apply” at right to get going.
Our program blends journalism basics with 21st century digital literacy and multimedia training. We’ll help you become a better storyteller, team member and leader; inspire you to launch or improve a journalism program at your school; and offer you a chance to experience one of the most beautiful university campuses in the world.
Great teachers, great content. A room full of toys — iPads and tripods and inflatable sharks (you’ll see). Field trips, to places so beautiful they’ll take your breath away, but take notes anyway. Team leaders who get you and push you. Team spirit. Journalism movies. Ice cream. Our “Testimonials” tell more.
The world’s second-biggest college campus, Stanford has first-class museums, libraries, sports facilities, and sunshine that just won’t quit. San Francisco is an hour away and Silicon Valley is next door. We stay in Stanford dorms and enjoy award-winning Stanford Dining. We also fountain hop and catch fireworks over Stanford Stadium! See “Dorms, Dining and Student Needs” at right for more.
Housing and/or dining, materials, equipment rental, transportation and field trip ticket costs all are included in the program fee. Residential students pay $2,195 ($200 discount if paid by Feb. 20). Commuters pay $995, including lunch each day. See our “Payment” page for step-by-step instructions.
See our Frequently Asked Questions and Program in the main menu for more information.
We received more early signups for Newsroom by the Bay this year than in previous years. So, to students who applied, were accepted and paid by Feb. 20, thank you! We also want to say that it’s not too late to apply and reserve your space for our Summer 2015 session. We accept qualified students as […]
We’re in the midst of application season and meeting lots of new students. But this is also a time when we often hear from students who came to NBTB and are now seeing the benefits of studying journalism with us at Stanford. Edward Perez of Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, California, recently wrote […]
Think you have what it takes to be an amazing counselor-in-training this summer? Then apply here by Feb. 15, and tell us why you want to be part of the Newsroom by the Bay leadership team. This opportunity is for returning students only. Applications are competitive. We’ll evaluate and respond to your application no later […]
It’s official: Newsroom by the Bay’s Summer 2015 session will be held from Sunday, June 28 to Sunday, July 5 on the campus of Stanford University. Due to the delay in setting our dates, we’re extending our early bird discount and iPad offer to Feb. 20. Apply, get accepted and pay by that date, and […]
Students at Newsroom by the Bay use iPads to report, write, shoot, edit and post multimedia stories to their team websites. They’re available for all students to use and they get returned to us at the end of the week. Too bad! But if you apply and pay by Feb. 20, you could go home with an iPad […]
What does a typical day at NBTB look like? The answer is journalism classes in the morning, student-directed production in the afternoons, and guest speakers that help us put it all together in the evenings. Here’s how it usually breaks down … 7:30 a.m to 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast at our Stanford dining hall on campus […]
“We were so happy to find Newsroom by the Bay. Our son Ethan traveled from Boston to San Francisco to participate in the summer of 2013 and the program sealed his decision to become a journalist. With the knowledge he gained and the guidance of directors Paul and Beatrice, Ethan came home to his senior year motivated to apply to some of the nation’s top journalism schools.”Robin Paretz, parent, Boston
“Thank you so much for a Newsroom by the Bay experience that I will never forget! During my 10 days at Stanford, I learned so much about journalism, people and myself. I learned that the friends and connections you make now will impact your life forever, and I’m lucky to have made such great friends and connections at NBTB this year.”Teagan Sebba, Fort Collins High School, Fort Collins, Colorado
“On behalf of the other guys and myself, I’d like to thank you both for an amazing week. Personally, I can say that here, I’ve found many of the answers I’ve been looking for. Our website barely had any views, and I never knew why. Coming to NBTB and meeting people who were super-energetic and would always challenge my way of thinking about how journalism works today was amazing.”Telmo DeMorais, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, Newark