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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...

Producers: Submit Your Work for the 2014 Hometown Media Awards By April 30!

Community Media, Events, MNN Youth Channel, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

It’s that time again! The submission deadline for this year’s Hometown Media Awards is Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Entries will be considered for recognition in dozens of categories and celebrated at the awards dinner in Philadelphia this August. Our network’s Community Producers will pay a reduced submission fee of $50 for being affiliated with MNN!

Sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), a national nonprofit that supports free speech and civic engagement through local media, the Hometown Media Awards is the largest competition for public-access programming. The awards honor shows that address community needs, foster involvement and offer viewers a TV experience that breaks from the conventional commercial format.

Last year, MNN nabbed four awards out of more than 1,000 submissions: "The Chris Gethard Show...

Great Film Festival Opportunity for Young Producers

Events, MNN Youth Channel, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

The Young Women of Color Health Advocacy Coalition is gearing up for its 5th Annual Power of My Parts - A Film Festival for Youth by Youth, to be held this coming April. The event recognizes National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by showcasing youth-focused shorts by emerging filmmakers ages 24 and under.

If you have a narrative short film that's under 40 minutes and focuses on social issues, submit it by Friday, February 28. For more information, check out the open call for entries and the festival's entry form.