How we learn, what a typical day looks like and what we produce
Before you apply, a few basics.
Our directors and teachers are award-winning educators and journalists. Our team leaders are among the best college journalists in the U.S. and abroad. Guest speakers are professional journalists and authors with insights on new media. See “About Us” for more on our team.
Passionate. Purposeful. Playful. You have tons of journalism experience, or maybe none at all. You believe that critical thinking matters and that telling true stories makes the world better. You’re in U.S. or equivalent secondary grades 9-12 (ages 14-18). Click “Apply” to get going.
Our program blends journalism basics with 21st century digital literacy and multimedia training. We’ll help you become a better storyteller, inspire you to launch or improve journalism at your school and offer you a chance to meet other student journalists around the world.
Great teachers, great content. A room full of toys — iPads and tripods and inflatable sharks (you’ll see). Field trips, to places so beautiful they’ll take your breath away, but take notes anyway. Team leaders who get you and push you. Everybody publishes. Journalism movies. Ice cream. See our testimonials for more.
The world’s second-biggest college campus, Stanford has first-class museums, libraries, sports facilities, and sunshine that doesn’t quit. San Francisco is an hour away and Silicon Valley is next door. We stay in Stanford dorms and enjoy award-winning Stanford Dining. Plan to fountain hop, play beach volleyball and catch fireworks over Stanford Stadium.
Our Summer 2020 program is $4,750 for residential students ($500 discount for alumni OR students paying by Feb. 15). Commuters pay $2,500. Fees cover housing (if residential), meals (commuters receive lunches), field trips, equipment and materials. Admissions are rolling. All students must pay by April 1.
See our Frequently Asked Questions and Program in the main menu for more information.
We’re delighted to welcome Sandra Coyer to our summer 2020 faculty. An award-winning journalism teacher and writer, she’ll teach our Year 1 strand in news reporting and writing. Sandra is the director of student media at Puyallup High School in Puyallup, Washington. She teaches AP Senior Literature; Sophomore Journalism; Broadcast 1, 2 and 3; and […]
Teaching what you know is often a way to figure out what you know and who you are. If that appeals to you, consider applying for a position as a team leader at NBTB 2020 this summer. Team leaders play a special role in our program, helping students to put into practice what they learn […]
Newsroom turns 10 years old this summer. And that’s a good opportunity to change up and add more to what NBTB does. Summer 2020 will see an expanded program with 14 days and 13 nights of student journalism. As before, that will include the usual mix of morning classes, afternoon production and a daylong field […]
If it’s hard to get a handle on journalist and documentary filmmaker Amanda Darrach’s beat, maybe it’s because she wants it that way. From the intersection of gender, politics and media, to the science that binds baby and grandfather at the end of life, to a surprising look at students at an international high school […]
Gun violence. Climate change. Immigration. Crime. Homelessness. No matter what their point of view, those who create journalism and those who consume it often agree on one thing: The social problems behind today’s headlines often feel as if they’re too complex to grasp, let alone resolve. But Brent Walth, an assistant professor of journalism at […]
Newsroom by the Bay has a tradition of inviting guest teachers who are working journalists and industry veterans to give students an up-close look at the profession they’re practicing now and considering as a career. This year’s guest teachers will include Bruce Koon, a pioneering journalist and media manager who was at ground zero for many […]
This year as in previous years, we’re grateful to have seen strong demand for our journalism program. Our April 15 payment deadline found us with some students still in the process of applying and few spaces to offer. However, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve secured an additional 10 spaces for residential or commuter students. […]
The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf and Silicon Valley. To many people around the world, San Francisco is a collection of popular landmarks and places. But as NBTB guest speaker Olivia Allen-Price, editor and host of KQED public media’s Bay Curious podcast, might say: Not so fast. Bay Curious, a weekly show about questions […]
If you’re coming to us from beyond the Stanford area, it may be more convenient for you to arrive on Saturday, June 29, prior to our program start on Sunday. In which case, we have you covered. Our Early Arrival Program includes a campus tour, tickets to the Saturday night soccer game at Stanford stadium, […]
“Thank you for identifying the writer in (our daughter) through her application a year ago. For the personalized acceptance letter you wrote to her (when) she selected your program over another. For building her confidence and skills … for the opportunities to grow at Stanford and beyond …. You’ve shaped the woman she will become.”|blog|blog|blog Kate Kelly, parent, Denver, Colorado
“(T)his camp was one of the best things that I have done and been a part of. I created lifelong friends, learned so much about journalism, and I felt so happy being in this camp. Thank you so much for all of your love, support, understanding, open arms and hearts.”|blog|blog|blog Zoe Howes, Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies, Tarzana, California
“(NBTB) was really amazing …. I got to try a whole new form of journalism that I had never worked with and I learned so much! It was incredible to get to talk with (the) guest speakers. I loved the camp and am really excited for next year!”|blog|blog|blog Sammie Dostart-Meers, Menlo School, Atherton, California
“Before this camp, I did not have the resources or knowledge to know how I could even begin writing this story (on racial diversity in teaching) …. (Y)ou have allowed me to grow my love of reporting and have opened my eyes to so many more forms of journalism.”|blog|blog|blog Zadie Winthrop, The Urban School, San Francisco
“Not only did I learn a lot but I was also impressed by how smoothly the program was run. I participated in camps before and this experience was by far the best. I look forward to sharing what I learned with my school newspaper staff.”|blog|blog|blog Zachary Mora, Northgate High School, Walnut Creek, California
“A tremendous thank you to your wonderful team for giving Zach (Berman) a phenomenal experience — one that he will never forget. He learned so much, made incredible connections and loved everything about your program.”|blog|blog|blog Caryn Berman, parent, Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
“NBTB opened my mind on journalism, my soon-to-be major. We went to San Francisco to do multiple stories and it was truly inspirational. I immediately knew that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.”|blog|blog|blog Kaleb Reyes Clyde, Winslow High School, Winslow, Arizona
“Thank you so much for a Newsroom by the Bay experience that I will never forget! During my 10 days at Stanford, I learned so much about journalism, people and myself. I learned that the friends and connections you make now will impact your life forever, and I’m lucky to have made such great friends and connections at NBTB this year.”|blog|blog|blog Teagan Sebba, Fort Collins High School, Fort Collins, Colorado
“I can say that here (at Newsroom by the Bay), I’ve found many of the answers I’ve been looking for. Our website barely had any views, and I never knew why. Coming to NBTB and meeting people who were super-energetic and would always challenge my way of thinking about how journalism works today was amazing.”|blog|blog|blog Telmo DeMorais, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, Newark