Manhattan Community Media

  • Manhattan Community Media

    Manhattan Neighborhood Network is the country's largest community media center. We supply the training, equipment, facilities, and channels you need to create your own TV show. Get involved.

  • Expand your Mind in El Barrio

    MNN’s El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center is a local hub for adults and youth interested in learning about media production, exploring El Barrio's rich culture and working for social justice. Learn more.

  • Create Engaging Media

    By enrolling in MNN's small, low-cost classes, Manhattan residents develop the skills they need to share their stories and create the best local programming on television. Register for classes today.

  • More Platforms Than Ever

    With 5 channels (and counting!) and live streaming, MNN provides community producers the opportunity to share their work with audiences in Manhattan and beyond. Watch Now.

     

  • Produce Your Own Television Show

    MNN’s professional equipment and state-of-the-art studios give community producers the space to create high-quality, broadcast-ready media. Explore our facilities.

  • Submit a Show in 3 Easy Steps

    Submitting a show to air on one of MNN's five channels is simple! Just fill out a timeslot request form, upload your media and promote your show. Learn more.

News

What should public access TV look like in the future? A lot like MNN. That’s the conclusion that can be drawn from a new article on MediaShift , a PBS website that explores how new media like blogs and citizen journalism are changing our society and culture.
"Khametic Ascendants," from Buffalo, NY, has aired on MNN since the early '90s, offering up a unique stew of lectures , soul music and a mysterious color scheme. The show bleeds into the evening, as many of our late-night shows do, its messages jarring, confrontational, and yet shielded by the ice of a mood piece. Topics include African culture, Ufology and economic power structures. Tune in every Saturday night/Sunday morning at 2 AM on MNN1! Next air dates: 4/14 and 4/21.
Our newest Clip of the Week features a segment from The Kristal Hart Show , a cultural interest program that highlights celebrities and events around New York City.
"Harper's Bazzaro World" is a weekly karaoke dance party hosted by drag queen extraordinaire, Ms. Demure . Since 2001, the show has blended her covers (mostly early '90s dance hits), her comedy (oddball skits, bluescreen magic) and her politics (social issues pertaining to the LGBT community).
Hey, producers! Do you have questions about how to use social media to promote your show? Or how to integrate it into your broadcasts? Or how it can work to grow your audience? Or how to interact with your viewers more effectively? You came to the right place!

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Represent NYC

 

Represent NYC

 

Represent NYC is a weekly program that gives local elected officials and candidates the chance to update voters about the issues shaping the future of the city. 

Clip of the Week

2017 was the year of national protest, from the Women's March to demonstrations against J. Marion Sims' Central Park statue.

YC Spotlight

Watch this week's YC Spotlight to learn about the role of journalists in a world that's flooded with fake news and the challenges reporters will face in the days to come.