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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.
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Online Schedule Temporarily Out of Service

News and Views By Linda Romano

If you visited our site to find out what's on MNN, you may have noticed that our online schedule is not available. We are aware of the issue and are working to restore the schedule. This issue does not impact our cable cast or live streaming, so please tune in to your favorite MNN programs!

Thank you in advance for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.

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...