Newsroom by the Bay — Online


Summer 2020: June 29-July 10

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What grade will you enter in September 2020 (AFTER NBTB Online ends)? *
Residence Status *
For U.S. students: Your race/ethnicity (optional)
For which NBTB strand are you applying? (Please note: Year 2 students serve as editors for our NBTB publications. Check Y2 only if you have editorial experience, e.g., as a senior editor on your school publication or an outside youth media publication). *
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Learning Together

What time zone will you be in for NBTB Online? *
Each day you'll have four 45-minute classes, special speakers or newsroom time from 8 a.m. PT to noon PT. This time is best for U.S. students and students in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. For students in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan it will be late evening (11 p.m. plus). All classes and speakers will be recorded and available to students the same day. Given your time zone, which will you do? *
If you watch a recorded class, would you like a follow-up session in your time zone with an instructor to make sure you understand the material and go over any questions? *
After class, you'll have afternoon reporting time and drop-in coaching time with your team leader between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. PT every day. This time is best for students in the U.S., UK, Europe and parts of Africa. Students in Asia and the Middle East will be partnered with a team leader for online coaching help via email and Google docs. Given your time zone, which will you do? *
You'll have a daily 45-minute check-in with your news team at 5:30 p.m. PT every day. This time is 8:30 p.m. in New York and 8:30 a.m. the next day in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Students in the UK, Europe and Africa will check in by Slack, Google and/or email. Check-ins are super-important for creating your story, working with your story partners and designing your publication. Given your time zone, which will you do? *

Technology and Tools

Which of these tools do you have and could you use for NBTB Online? Check one or more: *
Will you have reliable Internet access for NBTB Online this summer? *
Check the digital tools below that are familiar to you/you use. Don't worry if these tools are new to you or unavailable — there are many ways to tell a story. We'll find the right one for you. *

Financial Assistance

Limited financial assistance is available for U.S. students who can send documentation of need (a 2019 tax return, eligibility for free/reduced lunch or other). If you will need assistance, please check "yes" below: *

Billing Contact Information

Please tell us where to send the e-invoice for payment if you are accepted. 

School Information

School Journalism Program

We are interested in learning about your school's journalism program. We sometimes contact school journalism advisers to learn more about their programs and to offer opportunities to collaborate. Note that you do not need to be in a journalism program at your school in order to participate in NBTB Online.

Which best describes your school's journalism program? *
How many students participate in your school's journalism program? *
What type(s) of publishing opportunities are available in your school's journalism program? *
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Honors, Awards and Activities

Parent/Guardian Information


Due to the disruption in schools caused by coronavirus and the unusual demands on teachers at this time, we are waiving recommendations for NBTB Online. But please provide the name and email of an adviser/teacher who knows you well in case we have questions. 

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