Samples of work produced by our students
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 offer insights on new and emerging media. Our 1:8 ratio of team to students helps us meet academic and personal needs.
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). And you sent us your online application and teacher recommendation.
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 mics 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, so they push you harder. Deadlines you meet for your team. Journalism movies. Ice cream.
Stanford University is the world’s second-biggest college campus, with first-class museums, libraries, athletic facilities, and sunshine that just won’t quit. San Francisco is an hour away and Silicon Valley is at our doorstep. We stay in Stanford dorms and enjoy award-winning Stanford Dining. We’ve been known to fountain hop and catch fireworks over Stanford stadium.
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. 1). Commuters pay $995, including lunch each day.
Find out what we have been up to.
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. 15, 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 […]
Thinking about what you’ll be doing this summer to become a better reporter, writer, social media master, infographic designer, videographer, photographer and storyteller this summer? We’re thinking about that, too! Our Summer 2015 session promises to be better than ever as we explore the newest trends in digital journalism, including immersive storytelling, design thinking, global […]
A multimedia package explaining journalism in the Ukraine, a video about all the different ways we say home (and homeless), and an exclusive interview with the San Francisco Giants’ chief information officer — not to mention a run-in with a life-sized Elmo, of Sesame Street fame — were some of the highlights of our multimedia showcase on Sunday, June 29, closing out our […]
Every year, we do our best to put great tools into the hands of great students who want to tell stories and need to be able to tell them in the ways we want to read, see and hear them. Because our students are doing real stories on the Stanford campus every day, plus heading […]
By Simon Greenhill and Casey Miller, Counselors-in-Training Four hours since they left Stanford, Newsroom by the Bay’s Year 1 students are experiencing the diversity of activities available in San Francisco. Like good journalists, of course, they are also meticulously documenting their adventures using their iPads and iOgraphers. See our Storify summary of their day so […]
And they are off! Year 1 reporting teams head into San Francisco for a day of reporting, writing and capturing news by the bay
Year 1 students have all safely boarded the Stanford Marguerite bus and will be hopping on the CalTrain to San Francisco any moment now. They are well-rested and well-prepared for a fun reporting day in San Francisco, with a San Francisco Giants game later tonight. Each team is carrying a complete video setup including a tripod and […]
By Simon Greenhill and Casey Miller, Counselors-in-Training The era of stuffy boardrooms and claustrophobic cubicles is decidedly over. That was more apparent than ever for Newsroom by the Bay’s Year 2 students Wednesday as they explored Palo Alto startups on the program’s Silicon Valley field trip. Students visited Stanford’s Institute of Design, Ideo and Issuu, […]
By Simon Greenhill and Casey Miller, Counselors-in-Training Students from the Year 1 and 2 programs visited Stanford’s Archive of Recorded Sound Tuesday. As the crackliest of crackly old records—a men’s choir performing in the 1910s—played on an antique phonograph, students learned the history and development of music recording since the late 1800s. The Archive […]
“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