The Manatee Messenger is produced by the students of Melrose Elementary School in St. Petersburg, FL. Every student in kindergarten through fifth grade participates in producing the print and online versions of this newspaper. The print edition is published by the Tampa Bay Times. This school year 2016-2017, there will be 4 print issues. The online newspaper is updated regularly. Ms. Kelly Milnes is the journalism teacher and Ms. Gretchen Letterman is the journalism coordinator.