Meet the guest speaker: First Amendment attorney Paul Boylan

Meet the guest speaker: First Amendment attorney Paul Boylan

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

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

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

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

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 […]

NBTB 2017 application is live — apply and pursue your passion

NBTB 2017 application is live — apply and pursue your passion

Student journalists have had a lot to say in the presidential campaign that ended with the election of Donald John Trump as our nation’s next president. And whatever one’s politics, it seems certain that student journalists again will be covering, commenting and creating impactful stories about America, both at home and abroad, for the next […]

Worlds Apart: Shining a light on homelessness in San Francisco

Worlds Apart: Shining a light on homelessness in San Francisco

It was a tale of two cities, as only Newsroom by the Bay students could tell it: Worlds Apart, a pop-up website on San Francisco’s homeless crisis, combined on-the-ground reporting, photography and videos by Year 1 students, with intensive support by Year 2 students, including website design, research, editing and publishing. Worlds Apart was launched on Tuesday, June […]

Day 1: NBTB students take on design thinking

Day 1: NBTB students take on design thinking

By Maggie McAden and Lisa Shen NBTB 2016 Camp Communications Counselors STANFORD — Less than 24 hours after students arrived and checked into Newsroom by the Bay’s 2016 summer program, they’re already at work reporting, shooting and forming their journalistic goals. Team Hawkeye has designed a theme for their website based on the popular Facebook […]

“Sunshine Boy” attorney to speak on public records law

“Sunshine Boy” attorney to speak on public records law

Paul Boylan, an attorney specializing in using public records in investigative reporting, will visit Newsroom by the Bay at Stanford this summer to talk with students about California’s Public Records Act. Boylan specializes in helping journalists make sure that local governments are open and transparent, for example, filing more than two dozen cases over a period of five years […]

Meet the teacher: Don Bott, “Ready, Set, Go” writing and editing

Meet the teacher: Don Bott, “Ready, Set, Go” writing and editing

Don Bott, returning for his third year at Newsroom by the Bay, changes lives through journalism. In fact, last year Northwestern University named Bott one of five distinguished high school teachers who had a “transformative impact” on the lives of graduating NU seniors they once taught. In Bott’s case, that was Lisette Rodriguez, who graduated in 2015 and […]