Where are they now? Alumni series spotlights team leader Peter Baugh

Where are they now? Alumni series spotlights team leader Peter Baugh

By Peter Baugh Special to NBTB The moment I walk into a stadium for the first time, I feel a rush. I soak in the smell of stale beer and peanuts and hot dogs. Fans seem hopeful — every game starts 0-0 — and the grass looks so green. These are the moments I love […]

Lawmakers kill bill by NBTB alum to protect student press rights in South Dakota

Lawmakers kill bill by NBTB alum to protect student press rights in South Dakota

North Dakota protects student press rights. South Dakota does not. That’s the headline after today’s vote by South Dakota lawmakers to kill a bill by NBTB 2017 alum Gage Gramlick to “provide freedom of expression for students in school-sponsored media.” Gramlick testified early today before South Dakota’s House Education Committee in support of House Bill […]

NBTB 2017 alum heads to state capitol to testify on his bill protecting student journalists in South Dakota

NBTB 2017 alum heads to state capitol to testify on his bill protecting student journalists in South Dakota

By Gage Gramlick NBTB 2017 Year 2 student Editor’s note: Gramlick, 17, is a junior at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and editor-in-chief of the Statesman, the school’s student-run website and newspaper. He will testify Wednesday before the South Dakota House of Representatives in support of House Bill 1242, a bill to protect […]

VIDEO: “Arresting Knowledge” media literacy tour’s visit to NBTB

VIDEO: “Arresting Knowledge” media literacy tour’s visit to NBTB

In this video, lead video counselor Jefferson Leiva captured a visit by “Arresting Knowledge,” a media literacy performance group that launched a nationwide tour at Newsroom by the Bay on July 4.

NBTB 2017 ends with showcase, awards for team websites

NBTB 2017 ends with showcase, awards for team websites

Our Summer 2017 session ended July 9 with a multimedia showcase, including our beloved “Sharkie” awards for student excellence. Andrew Mather, chief operating officer of The Stanford Daily, judged websites and presented awards to our student teams. Team leaders also presented Sharkies — inflatable representations of the intangible drive, tenacity and persistence we believe journalists […]

Tips from Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters on how to become an investigative journalist

Tips from Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters on how to become an investigative journalist

By Phillicity Uriarte-Jones NBTB 2017 Counselor-in-Training Reporters Matthias Gafni, Erin Baldassari and Tom Peele of the East Bay Times visited NBTB on Monday, July 3 to talk about covering the December 2016 fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland. The Times won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its “relentless” reporting (in […]

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]