Announcing NBTB 2018’s keynoter: Sam Ball, director, “American Creed”

Announcing NBTB 2018’s keynoter: Sam Ball, director, “American Creed”

What does it mean to be American? What is community? In turbulent times, what holds us together? Those questions are at the heart of “American Creed,” a documentary by San Francisco’s Citizen Film that aired on PBS in February and seeks to start “a bold national conversation about American ideals and identity.” We’re excited to announce that […]

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 […]

Presenting the NBTB 2017 Team Websites

Presenting the NBTB 2017 Team Websites

“Learn by doing” — it’s not only our mantra, it’s the way our students perceive and practice digital storytelling and journalism. Please click below to look at the work of our student teams at Newsroom by the Bay 2017:

#NoLostGeneration

#NoLostGeneration

By Phillicity Uriarte-Jones NBTB 2017 Counselor-in-Training For children in refugee camps, education is not at the forefront of their priorities. More often than not, a high school education is not attained and the children begin working around 5 to 6 years old or are married off at an alarmingly young age. Education gives purpose for […]

NBTB students kick off “Arresting Knowledge” media tour

NBTB students kick off “Arresting Knowledge” media tour

By Phillicity Uriarte-Jones NBTB 2017 Counselor-in-Training Who are you? A journalist. Who are you? An educator. Who are you? A person. Simple questions, but they were the beginning of an unusual exercise by Deborah Pardes, an artist and media literacy advocate whose “Arresting Knowledge” show kicked off a nationwide tour at NBTB on July 4. Pardes, a former folk singer […]

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 […]