Neighborhood News Bureau

Ribbon cutting at 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 USF and other schools.
    It functions as a community connection for collecting and disseminating information and news.
  2. 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.
  3. It publishes a webmagazine,

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's St. Petersburg campus enroll in a for-credit class that helps staff the bureau and cover news. Other USF 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 USF 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

News and Information Service

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