Media Tours

Participants should meet at the media tour desk at the time listed. End times are the approximate time participants will return to the convention hotel. Transportation will be provided and is included in the price. Lunch is not. An Off-site Permission Form is required for each student attending a media tour.

AJ+ • $10
10:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Limit 20.
“Experience. Empower. Engage.” — That’s the motto of AJ+, an online news and current events channel run by Al Jazeera Media Network, headquartered in San Francisco, and available on its mobile app and across a range of social media platforms. We’ll visit the headquarters across the street from AT&T Park in the space once occupied by Current TV. Expect a walkthrough of the site as well as a Q&A sitdown with news staff.

AT&T Park • $10
12:15-3:45 p.m. Limit 40.
The first privately financed ballpark in Major League Baseball since Dodger Stadium (1962), the Giants’ home features an inspiring 9-foot statue of America’s greatest living ballplayer, Willie Mays, at the public entrance; and an 80-foot Coca-Cola bottle with playground slides and miniature AT&T Park behind left field. The “Team behind the team” tour will give participants an inside look into the people who help support the Giants and will also include a Q&A session with a front office staff person.

CBS Interactive • $10
9:30-11:30 a.m. Limit 20.
Dozens of information and entertainment brands — including Gamespot, Chowhound, CNET, MaxPreps and more — under one roof. That’s what you’ll find at CBS interactive, a digital extension of the greater CBS Corp. At CBSi’s San Francisco headquarters we’ll see the surprising range of possibilities in digital media, what it takes to start a career in digital journalism and participate in a Q&A with CBSi staff.

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising • $10
9:45 a.m.-noon. Limit 30.
The San Francisco campus of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising offers 14 specialized associate of arts degrees, eight bachelor’s degrees, eight advanced study programs and an MBA, and close partnerships with creative industries. After touring FIDM’s downtown building, we will hear from current FIDM students, staff from the institute’s MODE magazine and a FIDM career center representative to talk about journalism careers in the fashion industry.

GLBT History Museum • $10
12:20-2:40 p.m. Limit 30.
The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity. Participants will tour the museum and also engage in a Q&A session with the communications director for the museum.

IDEO • $10
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Limit 20.
From designing the first manufacturable mouse for Apple to advancing the practice of human-centered design, IDEO has long been at the forefront of creating change through design. Our focus will be learning about design thinking through a tour of IDEO’s bay-front facility and a short activity. If you are drawn to Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial, anything-is-possible spirit, you will be inspired by what you find at IDEO.

KGO/ABC7 TV • $10
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Limit 25.
Watch ABC7 News live in studio and engage in a Q&A with the anchor team after the show. The tour also will include a Q&A with behind-the-scenes producers and managers and a tour of the newsroom.

KQED • $10
12:30-3 p.m. Limit 25.
KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. KQED Public Television 9 is one of the nation’s most-watched public television stations during primetime. KQED Public Radio, is one of the most-listened-to public radio stations in the nation. Participants will tour the studios and participate in a Q&A session with KQED journalists.

Northwestern University’s Medill School San Francisco Campus • $10
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Limit 30.
The new Medill satellite campus includes space for the “Bay Area Immersion Experience,” a quarter-long program that gives undergraduates the opportunity to learn from and contribute to San Francisco’s booming entrepreneurial scene. This tour will include a tour of the new facility, a short activity with Medill staff and a Q&A.

San Francisco Chronicle • $10
8:45-11:30 a.m. Limit 30.
The San Francisco Chronicle is the largest newspaper in Northern California and the second largest on the West Coast. Combined, the Chronicle and its website, SFGATE, reach over 30 million users each month. The Chronicle has been awarded six Pulitzer Prizes. Participants will tour the historic Chronicle building, sit in on an editorial meeting and attend a Q&A with staff members from the newsroom.

Paly MAC and Stanford d.School • $10
9:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Limit 40.
This session will focus on two lighthouse media facilities — one at Palo Alto High School and one at Stanford University. Palo Alto High School’s 22,000-square-foot Media Arts Center, the Paly MAC, is one of the nation’s premier facilities for scholastic journalism programs. We’ll stop for lunch before heading to the Stanford campus where we’ll have a self-guided tour of the d.School. This transit-heavy day will start and return with an SF MUNI railway trip and an hour-long Caltrain ride, and considerable walking.

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism • $10
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Limit 20.
Widely regarded as one of the country’s best journalism programs, the school offers the only graduate-level journalism program in the University of California system and a new journalism minor for undergraduates. On this tour, we’ll travel by public transit to the UC Berkeley campus and walk a mile up to Northgate Hall for a tour and a Q&A with Northgate staff. The trip will also include a stop at the nearby Daily Californian newspaper and time to grab lunch.

YouTube • $10
Noon-4 p.m. Limit 20.
Since it first launched in 2005, YouTube has quickly become the No. 1 destination for video content online, attracting over 1 billion regular users. Participants will tour the YouTube offices and hear from YouTube team members involved with content partnership and development.