Neighborhood News Bureau

Professor G. Michael Killenberg and community leaders cut the ribbon at NNB’s location at the Sanderlin Center

Professor G. Michael Killenberg and community leaders cut the ribbon at NNB’s location at the Sanderlin Center

Our Neighborhood News Bureau opened its doors in March 2006 and is located in its own office at in Midtown St. Petersburg. A working newsroom that originated in 2001, staffed by our undergraduate and graduate students, it serves the campus and community in three ways.

  1. It provides training for journalism students at USFSP and other schools.
  2. It functions as a community connection for collecting and disseminating information and news.
  3. It produces stories, features and announcements for use by local and regional news media and community organizations, most recently the  Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune and Weekly Challenger. Click here to see professionally published student work for the current academic year.
  4. It publishes a webmagazine, NNBnews.com.

Since 2016, the Bureau has been located in the Enoch D. Davis Center at 1111 18th Ave S.

Journalism Training

Graduate and undergraduate students at USF St. Petersburg enroll in a for-credit class that helps staff the bureau and cover news. Other USFSP students participate through assignments and projects as components of various editing, design, photojournalism and reporting classes.

Students from local public and private schools, such as Academy Prep, Melrose Elementary, John Hopkins and St. Petersburg College, will be invited to collaborate with USF students on journalism assignments and activities. The NNB plans to conduct workshops for students and community journalists directed by USFSP faculty and volunteer instructors from professional news organizations.

Community Connection

The NNB invites news items, announcements of events and story tips from residents. Visit the Neighborhood News Bureau website at www.nnbnews.com.

News and Information Service

The NNB produces and provides to news and community organizations features, personality profiles, business stories, community calendars and neighborhood announcements.


Video by Thomas Boyd, Fall 2014

VideoWorks

VideoWorks is the in-house production studio for the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. Opened in 2012 to serve as a course creation studio for the department’s 100% online master’s degree in Digital Journalism and Design, the studio has evolved to serve the USFSP community and beyond.

The VideoWorks team produces course content, hosts student websites, facilitates real-time webcasting, and edits professional quality videography.

Use VideoWorks for your next project!

Want to document an important event for your company? Need to liven up your website with video?

We can do it quickly, easily, and inexpensively. We script, shoot, edit and post. You just have to show up. Teleprompter available.

For more information and pricing, contact Mark J. Walters, Director of Digital Initiatives.

Contact Us

VideoWorks, USFSP
140 7th Ave. S., PRW 108
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

(727) 873-4489

The Crow’s Nest

Crow's NestUSF St. Petersburg’s student newspaper, The Crow’s Nest, is a 5-column tabloid published weekly. The newspaper welcomes students interested in writing, reporting campus news and photography and is not restricted to Journalism & Media Studies students. The Crow’s Nest is a student organization advised by a JMS faculty member each semester.

If you are interested in becoming involved with student publications, please contact the Crow’s Nest office at (727) 873-4113 or visit their website here.

WUSF Public Media

WUSF Public MediaWUSF Public Media operates a working recording studio in the Peter Rudy Wallace Florida Center for Teachers. The studio is equipped with office space and a recording room so that WUSF can more easily cover news and events in Pinellas County. WUSF’s award-winning publication Health News Florida provides internship opportunities to students, giving them hands-on opportunities in and out of the studio.

To learn more about WUSF’s partnership with the department, click here.