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Nicolas B. Tatro 

Visiting Instructor: Multimedia Journalism

B.S. Journalism, University of Florida

Phone: 904-620-2651


Office: Building 14D, Room 2018



Nicolas B. Tatro came to the University of North Florida in 2011 after working for the Associated Press news agency as a foreign correspondent and manager. He began a nearly 40-year career at AP in the Miami bureau in 1971 before moving to New York to be an editor. He later lived and reported in Cairo, Beirut, Tehran and Jerusalem, where he served as bureau chief. He became AP’s Deputy International Editor in 1999 overseeing correspondents abroad and the editing desk in New York. As a manager, he pioneered multi-format journalism that added television to AP’s toolkit in Jerusalem and traveled to Bangkok, Mexico City, London and Cuba to train staff and assess operations. He retired from the AP in 2010. Awards included the APME Reporter of the Year award in 1982 for overseeing the Lebanon War coverage. He began his journalism career at UF’s Florida Alligator and went on to report for the Gainesville Sun and Daytona Beach News Journal (1970). He has taught Multimedia Reporting, Advanced Writing for the Media, Media Literacy and International News reporting at UNF and Stetson University. He came to UNF in 2011 as an adjunct. He served on the board of the Overseas Press Club in New York and was invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland in 2004. He served as president of the Foreign Press Association in Israel from 1996-99 and was a member of the Foreign Press Association in Cairo from 1977-80. He earned a fellowship at the University of Michigan in 1990-91 and received a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C., to train journalists at the Kuwait News Agency after the first Gulf War in 1992.