How we learn, what a typical day looks like and what we produce
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 9-12 (ages 14-18). Click “Apply” to get going.
Our Summer 2020 program is online only and $1,499 for a two-week session, June 29-July 10. Fees include our online classroom and newsroom, collaborative publishing tools and a one-year subscription to the AP Stylebook. Apply and pay by June 1.
See our Frequently Asked Questions and Program in the main menu for more information.
Al Drago, an award-winning photojournalist whose remarkable coverage of the Trump presidency, President Obama’s final days in office and life in the military have helped tell the stories of our time, will kick off our program this summer as a keynote speaker for our political journalism strand. Drago is based in Washington, D.C., where he […]
Lynda Mapes, author of “Witness Tree” and an environmental reporter for The Seattle Times, will kick off our climate science journalism strand this summer. Mapes led the team that produced “Hostile Waters: Orcas in Peril,” an award-winning series sparked by Tahlequah, an orca who carried her dead calf for more than 1,000 miles through the […]
We’ve been working hard over the past few weeks to develop an online alternative for accepted and new students following the cancellation of our on-campus residential and commuter programs at Stanford this summer due to coronavirus concerns. Here’s more on NBTB Online, including our new application, program details and a typical day. Already accepted-and-paid students […]
Don’t panic. Follow the science. Plan. Prepare. As a proud member of the American Camp Association, our mindset as we head into this year’s summer session is one of renewed focus on the health and safety of all of our students and staff. Our new coronavirus FAQs include questions and answers for students and families […]
We’re delighted to welcome Taylor Blatchford to our summer 2020 faculty. An award-winning journalist now on the digital media desk at The Seattle Times, Taylor has an unusual ability to connect classroom and newsroom. Taylor works on the Times’ digital team as a news producer, where she develops strategies to reach online audiences, oversees the […]
We’re delighted to welcome Michelle Coro to our summer 2020 faculty. An award-winning journalism teacher with industry experience in print and television news, she’ll teach our Year 1 strand in video/broadcast journalism. Michelle teaches at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, where she advises the award-winning DV Thunder Media, including DVTV broadcasting as well as […]
We’re delighted to welcome Sandra Coyer to our summer 2020 faculty. An award-winning journalism teacher and writer, she’ll teach our Year 1 strand in news reporting and writing. Sandra is the director of student media at Puyallup High School in Puyallup, Washington. She teaches AP Senior Literature; Sophomore Journalism; Broadcast 1, 2 and 3; and […]
Teaching what you know is often a way to figure out what you know and who you are. If that appeals to you, consider applying for a position as a team leader at NBTB 2020 this summer. Team leaders play a special role in our program, helping students to put into practice what they learn […]
Newsroom turns 10 years old this summer. And that’s a good opportunity to change up and add more to what NBTB does. Summer 2020 will see an expanded program with 14 days and 13 nights of student journalism. As before, that will include the usual mix of morning classes, afternoon production and a daylong field […]
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“Thank you for identifying the writer in (our daughter) through her application a year ago. For the personalized acceptance letter you wrote to her (when) she selected your program over another. For building her confidence and skills … for the opportunities to grow at Stanford and beyond …. You’ve shaped the woman she will become.”Kate Kelly, parent, Denver, Colorado
“(T)his camp was one of the best things that I have done and been a part of. I created lifelong friends, learned so much about journalism, and I felt so happy being in this camp. Thank you so much for all of your love, support, understanding, open arms and hearts.”Zoe Howes, Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies, Tarzana, California
“(NBTB) was really amazing …. I got to try a whole new form of journalism that I had never worked with and I learned so much! It was incredible to get to talk with (the) guest speakers. I loved the camp and am really excited for next year!”Sammie Dostart-Meers, Menlo School, Atherton, California
“Before this camp, I did not have the resources or knowledge to know how I could even begin writing this story (on racial diversity in teaching) …. (Y)ou have allowed me to grow my love of reporting and have opened my eyes to so many more forms of journalism.”Zadie Winthrop, The Urban School, San Francisco
“Not only did I learn a lot but I was also impressed by how smoothly the program was run. I participated in camps before and this experience was by far the best. I look forward to sharing what I learned with my school newspaper staff.”Zachary Mora, Northgate High School, Walnut Creek, California
“A tremendous thank you to your wonderful team for giving Zach (Berman) a phenomenal experience — one that he will never forget. He learned so much, made incredible connections and loved everything about your program.”Caryn Berman, parent, Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
“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. I immediately knew that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.”Kaleb Reyes Clyde, Winslow High School, Winslow, Arizona
“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
“I can say that here (at Newsroom by the Bay), 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, New Jersey