SPNN’s Doc U program is a new filmmaking mentorship program
for low-income adults. The program will
focus on building skills in documentary filmmaking with workshops lead by media
professionals and with one-on-one mentorships between participants and SPNN
staff. The program participants will
produce a short documentary that will be highlighted at a screening in
On Tuesday May 9th in front of a packed crowd at the SPNN Annual Meeting longtime SPNN Youth progam participants Andrew Lonnes and Breon Jones received awards for their contributions to SPNN over the past year. Their dedication, ideas, and sense of humor, make SPNN Youth...
Each year, the Community Technology Empowerment Project
(CTEP) AmeriCorps program recruits thirty AmeriCorps members for a year of
service in organizations with technology based programs in the Twin Cities.
Through their service, these members learn a wealth of new skills in many
topics- everything from youth instruction techniques to how to use innovative
new software. Twice a year members come together for a Corps Day to share their
new skills with one another.
SPNN would like to extend its gratitude and congratulations to Breon Jones, who recently became the first SPNN Youth producer to be honored with a Regional High School Student Television Award for Excellence from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Upper Midwest Chapter. The NATAS-Upper Midwest, or you might know it as the institution that presents the Emmy Awards...
SPNN, the community television provider for the city of Saint Paul, is seeking a temporary full-time coordinator (32 hours per week) for our Youth Intern Program. The ideal candidate will have video production experience; enjoy working with youth from diverse communities; and have a background in creating media addressing community issues. The Youth Intern Coordinator will be team-teaching with one other staff, mentoring high school aged youth in a seven-week internship experience. Participants will produce documentaries about issues affecting Saint Paul youth.
On Wednesday March 21st, SPNN had the opportunity to take part in the Minnesota Mayoral Summit, an event brought together city, school, and county leaders from across Minnesota to explore the best way to support youth in “out of school time” settings...
SPNN's Community Productions
(CP) Department is pleased to be working with Keystone Community Services on a
short, instructional video that will run at three of Keystone's food shelf
locations. Keystone Community Services is a community-based human services
organization in St. Paul.
In addition to operating three foodshelves, Keystone offers a variety of programs for
seniors, immigrants, disabled people and at-risk families.
Last month, the chair of our board of directors, Matt
Ehling, received the Finnegan Freedom of Information Award, presented by the
Minnesota Coalition on Government Information (MNCOGI). The award recognizes
Matt’s tireless efforts to increase public access and understanding of
government information. MNCOGI says “Mr. Ehling’s work brings transparency to Minnesota’s political
process, exposes hidden documents and creates content which impacts
Minnesotans. He courageously challenges
the institutions and powerful people who might otherwise withhold information
Saint Paul Neighborhood Network is a community media center. SPNN empowers people to use media and communications to better lives, use authentic voice and build common understanding. We operate five channels on the Comcast cable system and reach over 55,000 cable households in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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