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YC Spotlight: “#DirectAction”

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

Students from this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program hosted by the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center covered the Climate Justice Youth Summit. In this clip, organizers hold a Direct Action Workshop to prepare for the Youth for the Climate Justice March.

Hear from summit attendees and from organizations like, a global network of climate activists, as they talk about the meaning of #DirectAction, and how the movement might lead to a better world.

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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...

Sign up for Fall Classes at MNN's Youth Media Center!

MNN Youth Channel By Linda Romano
The Youth Media Center offers a variety of classes and workshops for aspiring media makers to produce critical content in a rapidly changing media landscape. Upon successful completion of certification trainings, youth producers gain access to editing labs, camera, and studio equipment to produce their own  independent projects for broadcast on MNN’s Youth Channel.
Check out the classes the Youth Media Center is offering this fall: 

1) Youth Field Production with Community Journalism 
An eight-week training course in camera and editing with an emphasis on news production; this fast paced class focuses on quick turn around of projects from ideas to final products with stories centered on community. 
Thursdays & Saturdays, beginning September 25 through November 15  

2) Youth Express TV Studio Production 
Learn to produce a show in a state-of-the-art TV studio. This...