Media Education at the Youth Media Center

The Youth Media Center (YMC) housed at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse has a mission to develop 21st-century communicators and critical thinkers. The Youth Media Center provides free training in the technical, creative and social aspects of media making. Participants learn the fundamental skills of story development, framing and composition, camera and equipment operation, video editing as well as community and social justice issues. 

Basic Studio Production training teaches you the essentials of producing in-studio interviews and news shows. Learn the basics of the control room such as Chroma Key and Expressions. Basic Field Production teaches you the essentials of camera operation, editing and storytelling. Your final 3min-5min short will be featured in our network and social media platform.

Upon successful completion of certification classes, participants will become MNN Certified Community Producers, and are able to utilize MNN's facilities and equipment to produce independent content for broadcast on MNN’s Youth Channel.

Graduates may also enroll in advanced classes and are eligible to apply to the Youth Media Center's Internship program.

Our youth program is 10 weeks long and runs in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Email youtheducation@mnn.org or call (212) 757-260 x217 or x218 for more information about upcoming class sessions. All Youth Media Center classes are held at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center (175 East 104th Street).

 
NOTE: Before taking Youth classes at MNN, you first need to attend a Youth Event. All Participants must be 16-24 years old.

 

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Youth Classes

May 3, 2017 4:30 PM
Youth Media Center
This advanced 5-week course teaches participants how to operate a large 3 camera studio
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May 3, 2017 4:30 PM
Youth Media Center
Advanced media makers will meet once a week for eight weeks to develop a passion project with a social justice theme.
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Apr 22, 2017 3:00 PM
Youth Media Center
Producing media that creates change requires its producers to be well and be aware of their own feelings. Through our Mindfulness course, we will explore elements that are needed to produce media that has an impact.
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