ABOUT

The Neighborhood News Bureau (NNB) is a newsroom covering the historic African-American neighborhoods of St. Petersburg’s Midtown area in Tampa Bay, Florida. Undergraduate and graduate students from the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s (USFSP) staff the newsroom under the supervision of a faculty member.

E-mail: nnb@usfsp.edu 

NNB student-reporters plan, research, produce, edit and distribute investigative news and feature multimedia stories about Midtown’s residents and neighborhoods for many different media outlets, such as The Weekly ChallengerWUSF Public MediaCreative Loafing and the Tampa Bay Times, among others. NNB students also work with local schools and educational programs, community communication research and practie, event-planning, social marketing campaigns, digital design, social media and public relations. Searching NNBnews.com or going to this page will show the dozens of stories published by NNB student-reporters in the last two years.

More than a newsroom, NNB also builds community partnerships to improve education in journalism, multimedia production and African-American history and culture.

Help us save and share the stories that will help current and future generations to learn what Midtown was, is, and will be. If you have old pictures, artifacts, or stories that you would like to share, NNB will photograph, scan, record and make digital copies of your piece of history at no cost to you. You and the creator of the piece will be credited every time the image, recording or artifact is used in news stories, exhibits or any other publications and events. Contact us through our email address below or call 727-873-4856.

If you have old copies of The Weekly Challenger, please check this page to help us save and complete the rich history of the local newspaper.

NNB invites news items, announcement of events and story tips from residents, community organizations, local businesses, and any person or organization with relevant information for and/or about the residents of Midtown and surrounding neighborhoods.

NNB is located off campus at the Enoch Davis Center (1111 18th Ave. S.), one of the busiest community centers in Midtown.

The list below shows some of the many projects NNB has been involved in the past two years:

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