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What moves young people to go to war: “Weapon on the Wall”

What moves young people to go to war: “Weapon on the Wall”

June 13, 2017

The Stanford campus — second-biggest in the world next to Moscow State University — offers plenty of opportunities for aspiring and advanced student journalists. The Hoover Institution’s current “Weapon on the Wall” exhibit of World War I posters is a perfect example. The exhibit marks America’s entry into World War I in 1917 and explores […]

Afternoon speakers to provide insight, story opportunities

Afternoon speakers to provide insight, story opportunities

June 11, 2017

Our afternoon guest speakers are a valued part of our programming and a way for young journalists to interview newsmakers, experts and entrepreneurs during their daily afternoon reporting time. This year we welcome: Tom Abate, associate director of communications at Stanford University’s school of engineering, is a former reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and […]

Teen Vogue explores impact of Trump-media war on summer study, including NBTB

Teen Vogue explores impact of Trump-media war on summer study, including NBTB

May 31, 2017

What impact does President Trump’s dislike of the media have on U.S. journalism programs? That’s the subject of an article in Teen Vogue, quoting from leaders of high school journalism programs, summer journalism workshops, and university journalism schools, including Newsroom by the Bay. “There is more passion,” Laura Widmer, executive director for the National Scholastic Press […]

Go wayback into TV news with guest speaker Roger Macdonald

Go wayback into TV news with guest speaker Roger Macdonald

May 25, 2017

You have to hand it to the people of the Internet Archive — they may have fun at work, but they don’t play. Located in the laid-back Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco, the Internet Archive is the library of everything that has been on the web since, well, ever. Housed in a former church, including […]

Meet the guest speaker: First Amendment attorney Paul Boylan

Meet the guest speaker: First Amendment attorney Paul Boylan

May 20, 2017

We’re delighted to welcome Paul Nicholas Boylan as a guest speaker and seminar leader this summer. Boylan received a Freedom of Information Award today from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for helping the North Coast Journal in a two-year battle to force the city of Eureka to release a police video showing the arrest of a 14-year-old boy […]

Meet the guest speaker: Lakshmi Sarah, VR journalist

Meet the guest speaker: Lakshmi Sarah, VR journalist

May 18, 2017

Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality — today’s buzzwords are fast becoming tomorrow’s immersive storytelling, the next wave of new journalism. Virtual reality journalist Lakshmi Sarah will show NBTB students the new media landscape during her evening guest speaker presentation on Friday, July 7. Born and raised in California, Sarah is an educator and journalist with a focus on the […]

Just hit pause: ‘Arresting Knowledge’ tour heads to NBTB

Just hit pause: ‘Arresting Knowledge’ tour heads to NBTB

May 16, 2017

If your mother says she loves you, check it out. And if you’re smiling, chances are you know something about journalism, including the mindset that makes journalists some of the best critical thinkers around. Don’t assume. Follow the money. Question authority. What’s your source? Any beginning journalism class begins — and ends — with phrases like these. […]

Meet the teachers: Eric Burse, iPad video and media law

Meet the teachers: Eric Burse, iPad video and media law

April 29, 2017

We’re resisting the urge to say that he’s back … but he is. And we couldn’t be happier. Eric Burse, one of our most popular instructors, will return for a fourth year at Newsroom by the Bay this summer to teach iPad video and a new seminar on media law. A law student at the University of Kentucky, […]

Say hello to NBTB 2017’s counselors-in-training

Say hello to NBTB 2017’s counselors-in-training

April 15, 2017

Every year it seems like the real fun of camp begins when we select our CITs — the counselors-in-training whose energy, enthusiasm, ideas and most importantly teen wisdom are what help us make NBTB the camp that works hard and plays hard. We count on our CITs to keep students on task, communicate their creativity and concerns […]

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Testimonials

Kaleb Reyes Clyde, Winslow High School, Winslow, Arizona

“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 Reyes Clyde, Winslow High School, Winslow, Arizona
Helen Delgado, North Salinas High School, Salinas, California

“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
Katie Leslie, Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Atlanta, Georgia

“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
Teagan Sebba, Fort Collins High School, Fort Collins, Colorado

“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
Telmo DeMorais, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, Newark

“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
Joey Safchick, rising freshman, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

“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
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