African Refugees/Neighborhood News Bureau
University Beat on WUSF TV looks at a story of tragedy and recovery, as we meet a USF Sarasota-Manatee Associate Professor of Education who has worked closely with African refugee children--children who have lived through things no young person ever should. We’ll see what she’s learned from those children and how she’s passing those lessons along back home.
This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has the story behind the story on the next generation of journalists from USF. They're getting some real-life training at USF St. Petersburg's Neighborhood News Bureau, while also helping get the word out about a community where “good news” doesn’t always make the news.
Dr. Lynn McBrien talks about how she got involved with research and work with African refugee children.
Dr. McBrien explains how her work with refugees applies to her job as an Associate Professor at the USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Education.
Dr. McBrien shows off some of the handmade creations the women she works with in Uganda sell for a living. You can contact her (info below) if you'd like to buy any of these kinds of pieces.
Robert Dardenne, chair of USF St. Petersburg's Department of Journalism & Media Studies and co-creator of the Neighborhood News Bureau, talks to University Beat’s Mark Schreiner about what the NNB course entails, how the program is offering multimedia training, and what journalism's uncertain business future means to current journalism school students.
Dr. Lynn McBrien
Assoc. Prof., USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Education
October 2008 University Beat report on
"From There to Here," a photography exhibit on the lives of Bay area refugee youth.
Neighborhood News Bureau
Neighborhood News Bureau website
Loretha Cleveland, Director, USF St. Pete Neighborhood News Bureau
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.