Starting your journalism story with Newsroom by the Bay

We’re in the midst of application season and meeting lots of new students. But this is also a time when we often hear from students who came to NBTB and are now seeing the benefits of studying journalism with us at Stanford.

Esme Argueta, center, interviews a San Jose Earthquakes player during NBTB 2013.

Edward Perez, center, interviews a San Jose Earthquakes player during NBTB 2013.

Edward Perez of Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, California, recently wrote to us from the University of Dayton, where he’s pursuing a major in communications with a focus in journalism.

Thanks to Newsroom by the Bay, “I feel very well prepared for these courses,” Perez wrote, “and am itching for tougher challenges.”

A freshman just beginning his second semester, Perez has already published six articles in the Flyer News, including covering the University of Dayton’s women’s soccer team, which made it to the NCAA tournament last fall.

Perez got a jumpstart on covering soccer at NBTB, where he was among a group of students who attended a San Jose Earthquakes press conference and game at Stanford Stadium.

But it wasn’t all work — Perez also got a chance to taste-test his way through the TCHO chocolate factory in San Francisco during the daylong reporting field trip with his news group.

“My summer with Newsroom was one the greatest ever and was an enriching experience,” Perez wrote. “Coming together and working with some of the world’s best and most eager teen journalists was awesome and aonce-(in)-a-lifetime experience.

Students line up for a gourmet taste test at the TCHO chocolate factory in San Francisco. Photo by NBTB staff.

Perez (center) and other students line up for a gourmet taste test at the TCHO chocolate factory in San Francisco.

“Everyone in camp — from Paul and Beatrice, to your instructors, to your team leader, and finally your peers — pushed you to do great things and exposed you to many some pretty neat journalistic insights.

“The bonds you create at Newsroom, and the lessons you learn are ones that will stick with you for a very long time.”

Begin your own NBTB story — click here to apply for our Summer 2015 session.

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