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MNN to Premiere “Represent NYC: Special Election Coverage,” Exclusive Forums with State Assembly and Senate Candidates, on Sunday, August 24

Community Media, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), the borough’s award-winning public-access TV station, is pleased to present “Represent NYC: Special Election Coverage,” a series of three panels with State Democratic primary candidates, this Sunday, August 24 at 7:00 pm on MNN1.


The specials, each running 28 minutes or one hour, offer discussions with Democratic candidates in three Manhattan State Assembly and Senate districts, exploring their qualifications, legislative ideas and the key issues faced by residents of the borough. The pre-taped panels are presented in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of the City of New York and moderated by Ben Max, Executive Editor of Gotham Gazette, an award winning publication that covers New York policy and politics; and Marlene Peralta, Senior Political Reporter at renowned Spanish-language newspaper El Diario.


“Manhattan voters need better coverage of local district races, and better access to those running to...

Summer Youth Employment Program Students Graduate from El Barrio Firehouse Training Program

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

When the 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program participants walked into the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center on July 7, Director Iris Morales told them they “would be transformed” by their six-week experience. Last Thursday, the truth of these words came to light, when the students screened their final video projects and graduated as certified producers.

“We are thrilled to train the next generation of media makers,” says MNN CEO and President Dan Coughlin. “MNN has always been dedicated to educating young people on media equipment, teamwork, critical thinking and creativity."

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a citywide initiative that connects youth between the ages of 14-24 with meaningful, paid summer employment opportunities. El Barrio Firehouse serves as a host site, offering hands-on specialized training in field and studio production as well as expert workshops and roles in local advocacy events, like this year's NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit. The Firehouse’s...

Go Back to School with Los Graduados at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse

MNN El Barrio Firehouse By Linda Romano

Just in time for the start of the school year, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center is hosting a weekend of events that will help foster a dialogue about the challenges and opportunities facing NYC's young people in education.

Film Club Screening: "Los Graduados/ The Graduates"
Friday, September 5, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
This film explores the issues in education today through the eyes of Latino and Latina students from across the United States and offers first-hand perspectives on key challenges facing Latino high school students, their families, educators, and community leaders. 

Watch a trailer for "Los Graduados."

Intergenerational Panel Discussion
Saturday, September 6, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Join community members to discuss the challenges and opportunities in education today.

Both events are free and open to the public, but we ask that you reserve a spot. ...