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Coming Up: Summer Quarter Series Deadlines

Community Media, Media Policy, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

MNN is preparing for the Summer 2014 Quarter, which runs from June 22 through September 20. You will soon receive a form with information about your show that will be sent to the mailing address we have on file for you.

Some important information:

  • If there are no changes you do not have to send the form back.
    • ...

Add Pro-Level TV Production and Community Journalism To Your Resume With an Internship at MNN’s Youth Channel

Community Media, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, MNN Youth Channel By Lee Walker Helland

MNN’s Youth Channel (YC), the education and training program for young Manhattan residents, seeks applicants for its new Community Communications Internship. Interested candidates aged 18 to 24 should apply by Wednesday, May 7th.

Offered in the Youth Media Center at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse in Harlem, the Community Communications Internship provides hands-on experience in field and television studio production, cross-platform programming and community journalism. Working with the Lead Youth Producer in a state-of-the-art facility, interns create original documentaries for broadcast on MNN’s cable channels and short-form videos intended for new media platforms.

YC productions highlight important justice and cultural work happening in NYC. Previous subjects have included Stop & Frisk, the Morales-Shakur Student Center shutdown at CCNY...

First Spanish-Language TV Production Course at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Comes to a Successful Close

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

It’s a wrap! Huge congrats to the students who last week completed production training as part of the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center’s first-ever course taught in Spanish.

Responding to the needs of its constituency in East Harlem, Harlem and Washington Heights, El Barrio Firehouse Director Iris Morales and MNN Director of External Affairs Zenaida Mendez launched the inaugural Spanish-language course in March. More than a dozen people participated in the six-week session, gathering every Saturday to learn basic video-camera techniques and how to edit using Final Cut Pro.

“Now I feel secure with what I’m doing,” says Manuel Sierra, a professional photographer in Manhattan and one of the course’s participants. Sierra notes that he was able to reach proficiency with a video camera quickly since the talented teacher was always there to help - “to answer all my crazy questions,” he adds. The result: “No guessing anymore,” Sierra says.

Field Production training is the first step in El Barrio Firehouse’s Community Builders...