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Check Out These New Internships at MNN's Youth Channel!

Classes, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, MNN Youth Channel, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

Great news!

The MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center’s Youth Channel (YC) has some exciting new internship opportunities to offer. The groundbreaking center is looking for journalists and media makers ages 18-24 who are passionate about reporting on community news to join their innovative digital-journalism team. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 19th.

Youth Channel productions highlight important social-justice and cultural work taking place in NYC. Interns gain significant experience and training in field and television studio production, cross-platform programing, and community journalism. Here's the internship lineup:

Community Journalism: Produce 5-minute news segments for cross-platform programming, reporting on community events or working as a beat video reporter in El Barrio. All Community Journalists attend production meetings, have creative control over their stories, crew on other journalist's production teams, and edit on Final Cut Pro.

Applied Research: Trained to produce graphics for cross-platform...

Reminder: Regular Hours Return to El Barrio Firehouse Next Week

Classes, Events, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

Hope everyone has enjoyed this beautiful summer! Friendly reminder that summer hours at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center come to an end next week. Starting Tuesday, September 2nd, the center will return to its regular hours:

Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 9pm

Saturday: 10am - 6pm

Sunday, Monday: closed

Be sure to stop by for a class or community event! See you there.

Summer Youth Employment Program Students Graduate from El Barrio Firehouse Training Program

Classes, Community Media, Events, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, MNN Youth Channel, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

When the 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program participants walked into the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center on July 7, Director Iris Morales told them they “would be transformed” by their six-week experience. Last Thursday, the truth of these words came to light, when the students screened their final video projects and graduated as certified producers.

“We are thrilled to train the next generation of media makers,” says MNN CEO and President Dan Coughlin. “MNN has always been dedicated to educating young people on media equipment, teamwork, critical thinking and creativity."

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a citywide initiative that connects youth between the ages of 14-24 with meaningful, paid summer employment opportunities. El Barrio Firehouse serves as a host site, offering hands-on specialized training in field and studio production as well as expert workshops and roles in local advocacy events, like this year's NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit. The Firehouse’s...