Newsroom by the Bay 2013 ends with multimedia showcase, awards, laughter … and a view from a drone

Newsroom by the Bay’s 2013 session ended Saturday, June 29 with songs, laughter, awards, tears and videos of a busy and exciting week, including bird’s eye footage of a drone flight over the Stanford campus. A total of 78 students in the Year 1 and Year 2 programs showcased their websites, the product of an […]

Students question the creator of Questions app

The best indication of a good journalist is someone who asks the right questions.  On Thursday, Newsroom by the Bay’s Year 2 students proved their skills as journalists by asking Oladayo Olagunju, founder of the new iPhone app called Questions, good questions, in an hour of thought-provoking discussion. Olagunju has created Questions — Ask and […]

NBTB students visit Storify, Twitter and San Francisco Chronicle

Using social media is a key aspect in the life of any modern journalist.  Newsroom by the Bay encourages student journalists to delve into the world of social media, extending the reach of their information. On Tuesday, Year 2 students had the opportunity to engage firsthand in the multimedia experience. They visited the headquarters of […]

NBTB students report, publish “One Day, One Story” website on historic Supreme Court decisions on gay rights

Wednesday’s Supreme Court decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 lit a fire under Newsroom by the Bay students, who worked hard to capture the sounds, sights, words and emotions of a remarkable and historic day. A Year 1 crew of 60 students headed into San Francisco at 7:45 a.m. to […]

Pulitzer Prize novelist, North Korea tech blogger offer global perspective in Newsroom by the Bay keynote address

In this age of information, anything you could possibly want to know is at your fingertips at the press of a button. Here in the United States, it’s easy to take for granted the range of access that we have to information. On Monday night, Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson, and North Korea Tech blogger […]

Meet the CITs

Greetings! We are Patricia Jia and Emma Steiner, this year’s counselors-in-training, local Californians, and fellow food bloggers. As CITs, we will interact with other journalists while representing Newsroom by the Bay in the world of social media. However, our most important task is to keep you informed about our daily activities, which we will do […]

Newsroom 2013 takes off!

Aspiring young journalists from six countries and across the United States — 78 in all — filed into Casa Adelfa at Stanford yesterday morning to receive press passes and reporters’ notebooks. During orientation, program co-director Beatrice Motamedi introduced a quotation by John Freeman, editor of the British literary magazine Granta: “It happens that the big storytellers […]

Sunday check-in, orientation and dinner for residential, commuter students

Hello campers and families! We’re excited to meet you in a couple of days. As we’ve mentioned in our emails to you and our Summer 2013 FAQs, if you are a residential student, please plan on checking in this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at our program dorm, Adelfa House in the Lagunitas […]

Ready, set … pack!

Dear campers, we’re looking forward to seeing you in a few days at Newsroom by the Bay. Please make sure you bring chargers for your tech gear, sunscreen for fountain hopping, and copies of your school newspaper if you like, to swap with other students. Check-in is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June […]

Just for commuters … information and daily schedule

Dear NBTB 2013 commuter campers and families, We’re looking forward to meeting you in just a few weeks! Here is some information to help you prepare for your Newsroom by the Bay experience this summer. TEAM LEADERS: First, we’d like to introduce you to Maytal Mark and Adrienne von Schulthess, the two team leaders who […]