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.
By Maggie McAden Argus Year 2 Staff Writer Newsroom by the Bay students watched Friday as firefighters and police responded to a sudden fire that began in the dry grass growing in a waterless Lake Lagunitas, near the Lagunitas Housing Complex at Stanford University. The blaze began at approximately 12 :30 p.m. and firefighters responded within 10 minutes, […]
By Chloe Muller NBTB Camp Blogger Students spent the majority of their week from Sunday, June 28 to Sunday, July 5, accumulating interviews, photos, videos and other media. But on Friday, July 3, the time came for them to finalize and publish their work. Our annual production night found students huddling in the hallways of Granada […]
By Chloe Muller NBTB Camp Blogger It couldn’t come soon enough: On Thursday, Year One students finally set out on their highly anticipated trip into San Francisco. While Year Two students stayed on campus and polished their personal projects, Year One campers strapped on their backpacks and headed for the city. Although several students had […]
T-shirts and tripods — check. Boxed lunch — check. Curiosity and excitement as you begin exploring one of the world’s greatest cities — double check. Newsroom by the Bay students — 64 strong, plus team leaders and program staff — departed at 7:30 a.m. from the Stanford campus this morning for the annual daylong reporting trip […]
By Wednesday, many students have realized that they are nearly halfway through their week at NBTB. At this point, most are fully immersed in projects. Whether they are focusing on videography, photography, writing articles or some other form of reporting, all students have something in common: they are working hard to pull together a beautiful […]
By Chloe Muller NBTB Camp Blogger As the second full day on campus comes to a close, most students are becoming acclimated to the NBTB program and are beginning to delve deeper into their own fields of interest. By now, every member of the program has been offered a stream of reporting opportunities and new information. Last night, all student […]
Our Summer 2015 session is over. Please come back in November to apply for Summer 2016!
“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