News - MNN Youth Channel
Youth Celebrate Their Production Certification and Screen Their Work
By Karina Hurtado-Ocampo, Manager of Youth Programs and Outreach
Earlier this month, 15 ecstatic teens jammed into the George Stoney Community Studio at MNN’s El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center to celebrate their graduation from the organization’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The August 14 event—packed with family, friends, neighbors and educators—included a Q&A with the students and a showcase of their final projects, “Get Right: The Use of Marijuana by Pregnant Teens” and “Paint it Loud: Gender Roles in the Dominant Media.”
The Summer Youth Employment Program is made possible with the collaboration of two community partners, Catholic Charities and Allianza Dominicana, and offers intensive training and certification in field and studio production. The six-week course, known for its ultra-fast pace and real-world demands, provides professional-level skills to Manhattan’s uptown youth.
“We waste no time in introducing participants to their first mock studio shoot,” says Patrick Forman, Lead Producer for the Youth Channel and one of the main facilitators for this summer’s training. “On day 2, we...
We’re proud to announce that MNN producers won Hometown Media Awards in four categories this year! The winners will be recognized tonight at a gala in San Francisco.
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 are 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.
MNN’s The Chris Gethard Show, a live weekly late-night comedy hour produced and hosted by Upright Citizen’s Brigade alum Chris Gethard, won in the category of Live Format; The Kristal Hart Show, a cultural interest program in which host Kristal Hart highlights events around New York City, won in the category...
Welcome to the third installment of Clip of the Week, our new blog series that highlights exciting new videos created by MNN’s diverse cast of producers and hosts.
This week we bring you En Alerta, a program created and hosted by Yan Carlos Mejia, a talented aspiring journalist from Washington Heights who got his start on MNN’s Youth Channel . In this clip , Mejia has scored a major interview with Pedro Julio Serrano, a well-known and award-winning activist in the gay community who is Communications Manager for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and who served on the advisory board for the Puerto Rico chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Watch the clip to see Serrano open his heart to Mejia about being...