Mission

Established in 1992, Manhattan Neighborhood Network is a media learning, production, and distribution hub that promotes creative expression, independent voices and community engagement.

Vision

Empowering local voices and diverse views.

Values

At MNN, we value:

  • Access - providing community members with access to the media education, production and distribution resources available at MNN.
  • Collaboration - working with community producers, nonprofits, and other independent media organizations to bring original stories and perspectives to local and global audiences.
  • Community - participating as an organic part of the community we serve and supporting the work of local nonprofits, civic groups, and independent content creators.
  • Empowerment - building the media knowledge and skills of MNN's constituents– particularly those whose voices are underrepresented in the media – to allow them to be heard in the public sphere.
  • Freedom of Expression - the right of all people to freely express their opinions, views, and ideas in an equitable, respectful and safe environment.
  • Diversity & Inclusion - celebrating differences, and respecting and serving people of all backgrounds and personal identities.
  • Quality Programming - authentic voices and quality programming that expresses the lived experiences, unique perspectives and interests of each person.
  • Sustainability - Ensuring sustainable practices in all programs and services so that future generations will benefit from having access to high-quality media education, production and distribution services and facilities.

This Week On MNN

June 30, 2022

This Week on MNN celebrates National Culinary Arts Month.

The Basics of Sound: What are Frequency and Amplitude?

June 29, 2022

Have you ever wondered what makes up a sound? Sound is composed of two simple elements frequency and amplitude. What we experience as sound can be connected back to these components. How we record sound is affected by them and they are what we manipulate when we're editing.