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 […]

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 […]