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Ahead of Mega Merger, MNN and BRIC Highlight Value of Community Access Organizations

Community Media, Media Policy By Linda Romano

Leaders of the City’s largest community media organizations urged NY State officials to ensure that the vital local media education and technology services that public access centers provide are preserved and strengthened as part of the proposed mega merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

In an editorial published by the New York Daily News, (link to article) BRIC President Leslie Schultz and MNN President & CEO Dan Coughlin called on state officials to “hold the newly merged companies accountable to the needs of New Yorkers and ensure their newfound market power will not cause them to forget the spirit and letter of their commitments to New Yorkers.”

In New York state, Time Warner Cable serves more than 50 percent of the state’s cable TV households, including 65 percent of homes in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

 “We are the home of new music, local dance companies, poets and dreamers,” wrote MNN’s Coughlin and BRIC’s Schultz. “We connect the sick with special services, offer advice to those with legal problems and even, sometimes, find...

Woot! MNN Snags Four More Hometown Media Awards!

Community Media, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

The results are in, and MNN cleaned up again with this year's Hometown Media Awards! Huge congrats to Punto de Vista, winner in the category of Access Program Promo; "The Chris Gethard Show," taking home the award for Live Format; and MNN's Youth Channel, which will be honored for "Taking the Morales-Shakur Center" and "250."

The Hometown Media Awards honor community media programs that hat address local needs, develop involvement, challenge conventional commercial formats, and move viewers to experience TV in a different way. Awards will be presented at the Alliance for Community Media and the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture's ...

Three Super-Convincing Reasons Why You Should Come to MNN's July 17 Orientation

Classes, Community Media, Events, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Do you live in Manhattan? Are you passionate about something? Do you think video is a dynamic, fun, effective way to communicate? If this sounds like you, and you haven't yet been introduced to the impressive pro-level training available at MNN-- 100 percent free of charge-- then you should come to our next Orientation Session on July 17! Three reasons you won't regret it:

You'll add pro-level skills to your resume. Media Education at MNN is offered in our newly renovated HD facilities, which match up with what you'd find at a national TV network's studio. You'll walk away knowing how to operate a camera in the field, produce in the studio, edit digital video...