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.
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 […]
Every year, we’re blessed to find teachers whose expertise, passion and dedication to the art and craft of journalism inspires us all. This year as usual we are welcoming an award-winning group of instructors. However, there’s a new addition, who is coming to us from 5,600 miles away: Senedra Newsome, senior technology coordinator and video instructor at Chadwick […]
Richard Taylor, a longtime BBC producer and correspondent, and creator of “Click,” its global technology broadcast, will talk about visual storytelling and the power of mobile media on Monday, June 27 at Newsroom by the Bay at Stanford. The founder of Super Rich Media, a video production company based in Berkeley, California, until recently Taylor was North […]
Dear accepted and applying students, a gentle reminder that our payment deadline of April 1 is this Friday. If you have not already paid, please do so that we can reserve your space. This summer, one lucky student will be receiving a copy of “Revolution Revisited,” a new book by Kim Komenich, a Pulitzer Prize […]
Kim Komenich, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography in 1987 for capturing images of the “People Power” revolution that rocked the Philippines, will be the keynote speaker for Newsroom by the Bay 2016. Then a staff photographer for the San Francisco Examiner, Komenich made 30,000 images from 1984 to 1986 while covering the fall of the Ferdinand Marcos regime. […]
The Stanford campus is not only the home of Newsroom by the Bay — it’s one of the world’s richest reporting opportunities for young reporters, especially if you’re interested in the arts. Stanford is widely known for its cultural treasures, notably the Cantor Arts Center, which includes a sculpture garden with bronzes by the famed French sculptor […]
If you’re applying to Newsroom by the Bay’s summer 2016 program, you already know that we require a teacher or adviser recommendation so that we’re sure we have all the information we need to make a good decision. But we believe you should also be able to see recommendations … about us. So from time […]
Calling all team leaders! Are you an experienced journalist with a caring spirit, the ability to connect with younger students, a solid sense of ethics, and cutting-edge multimedia skills? If so, consider applying for a position as a team leader at Newsroom by the Bay. Our 2016 session will be held Saturday, June 25 to […]
Calling all returning students: If you had a great experience at NBTB 2o15 and you’d like to help other students like you to do the same, consider joining our NBTB 2016 team as a counselor-in-training. The application is live now and the deadline is Feb. 15. We’ll be asking for your insights, thoughts and ideas about how […]
Please click here for our Summer 2016 application. Our camp dates are Sunday, June 26 to Sunday, July 3. Get ready for a summer you won’t forget with Newsroom by the Bay!
“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