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” 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 makes the world better. You’re in U.S. or equivalent secondary grades 10-12 (ages 15-18). Click “Apply” 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. See “Testimonials” for 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 $2,395 ($200 discount if paid by Feb. 1). Commuters pay $1,095, 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.
If you attended Newsroom by the Bay last summer and you think you can help us build a better NBTB in 2017, please check out our counselor-in-training application and apply now to join our team. Counselors-in-training are our eyes and ears, helping fellow campers learn about our program, greeting and introducing our guest speakers, and […]
Student journalists have had a lot to say in the presidential campaign that ended with the election of Donald John Trump as our nation’s next president. And whatever one’s politics, it seems certain that student journalists again will be covering, commenting and creating impactful stories about America, both at home and abroad, for the next […]
It was a tale of two cities, as only Newsroom by the Bay students could tell it: Worlds Apart, a pop-up website on San Francisco’s homeless crisis, combined on-the-ground reporting, photography and videos by Year 1 students, with intensive support by Year 2 students, including website design, research, editing and publishing. Worlds Apart was launched on Tuesday, June […]
By Maggie McAden and Lisa Shen NBTB 2016 Camp Communications Counselors STANFORD — Less than 24 hours after students arrived and checked into Newsroom by the Bay’s 2016 summer program, they’re already at work reporting, shooting and forming their journalistic goals. Team Hawkeye has designed a theme for their website based on the popular Facebook […]
Paul Boylan, an attorney specializing in using public records in investigative reporting, will visit Newsroom by the Bay at Stanford this summer to talk with students about California’s Public Records Act. Boylan specializes in helping journalists make sure that local governments are open and transparent, for example, filing more than two dozen cases over a period of five years […]
Don Bott, returning for his third year at Newsroom by the Bay, changes lives through journalism. In fact, last year Northwestern University named Bott one of five distinguished high school teachers who had a “transformative impact” on the lives of graduating NU seniors they once taught. In Bott’s case, that was Lisette Rodriguez, who graduated in 2015 and […]
If your travel plans have you arriving early for Newsroom by the Bay at Stanford this summer, we have a couple of options for you. We can accommodate a limited number of students on Saturday, June 25, prior to our program start. If you require an early arrival, please contact us as soon as possible at […]
Every year, we try to find opportunities for our students not only to enjoy the beautiful Stanford campus and San Francisco Bay Area, but to actually cover the events taking place in it as well. After all, there’s no better way to practice your journalism skills than by covering a real story. This year, a […]
One of our most popular instructors, Betsy Snow, is back this year to teach photo, but with an added spin: Insights from a trip to Cuba where she was not only inspired but made photos that are sure to inspire others. This photo portfolio, created with the photo storytelling platform Steller, is a good introduction to […]
Please click here for our Summer 2017 application. Camp will begin on Sunday, July 2 and end on Sunday, July 9. Be there!
“NBTB opened my mind on journalism, my soon-to-be major. We went to San Francisco to do multiple stories and it was truly inspirational. From just that week, I immediately knew that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.”Kaleb Clyde, Winslow High School, Winslow, Arizona
“I attended Newsroom by the Bay 2015. I just wanted to thank you for a great experience and all the things I learned. I’m currently doing great in my yearbook class and I couldn’t help but to remember you guys. I couldn’t have done what I’m doing now without the skills I obtained in this program. Thank you!”Helen Delgado, North Salinas High School, Salinas, California
“I just wanted to say thank you for everything. I learned so much in one week about journalism and I can honestly say that I think I found my calling …
I will (hopefully) be back next year for Year 2. I already have tons of ideas!”Katie Leslie, Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Atlanta, Georgia
“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
I went to Newsroom by the Bay with minimal journalism experience, just a deep passion for reporting and writing. During the intense and exciting seven days I spent at Stanford, the incredible staff helped me hone in on my journalism skills, giving me the opportunity to start a digital news platform at my school the following fall, and intern at the LA Times the next summer. I made long-lasting relationships with my knowledgable and extremely friendly teachers and leaders!Joey Safchick, rising freshman, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University