Welcome to the Neighborhood!
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s Neighborhood News Bureau (NNB) provides news coverage, media training, in and out of class education in journalism and media production to local schools, and communication support to organizations working with the Historic African-American Neighborhoods of St. Petersburg, FL.
If you like what you see, please support us, so we can continue our service to the local communities, students and professional journalists and media outlets.
NNB student-reporters are based in one of the four areas on the map (1- South, 2 – West, 3 – East, and 4 – Central), covering the local neighborhoods.
NNB K-12 News
NNB works with local schools providing support and training for journalism and media production programs. We also work with Academy Prep’s “Community Cares” program, reporting on science, health and environmental issues. Learn more about our programs here.
NNB offers research, innovation and community-based learning for professionals and community members. We work with local organizations and groups to provide research support, training in community media development, and community-needs-oriented projects. Bring your projects, ideas or questions to us and let’s work together to reach your community communication goals. Learn more here.
150 Years of Black History in St. Petersburg
We are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the arrival of Anna and John Donaldson, the first black settlers to stay in St. Petersburg by releasing a comprehensive database of local black history resources in 2018. Until then, please enjoy the series of related local black history projects we have been producing every semester here.
NNB is partnering with USFSP OPEN, Community Development and Training (C-DAT), Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition (SUAC), The Weekly Challenger and many local organizations, schools and professionals to develop a comprehensive database and series of multimedia and digital stories, apps and resources about food, food justice, food resources and food culture for the neighborhoods of Midtown and south St. Petersburg.