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

January 26, 2023

This Week on MNN we recognize National Mentoring Month!

Say Hello to the New York City Center for Media Education.

January 12, 2023

The NYC Center for Media Education is the natural evolution of the media education program at MNN. We are blending the community focus with professional development training to give independent creatives the confidence and tools to become successful. We are cultivating a diverse group of change...

This Week On MNN

January 12, 2023

This Week on MNN celebrates Martin Luther King Day!