Has three photos. The far left one is of two people behind a computer monitor. The middle photo is of two people teaching how to edit on a Macintosh, the third photo is of a woman behind a studio camera. on the bottom it says Teach digital literacy skills, learn media making, create media on your own or with our team, watch our channels.

SPNN is a community media and technology center that provides the tools and training for youth, adult, and nonprofits to use media and technology to tell stories and gain job skills.

We have 35 AmeriCorps members in nonprofits, libraries, and workforce centers around the Twin Cities metro area.

We partner with organizations to create programs, record events, and host events in our studio..

Youth and adults can learn how to create their own media through our monthly classes, one-on-one help, or our in-depth project based learning programs. 

There are many ways you can be involved with SPNN, find the way that is right for you!


In honor of Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month ( Sept. 15-Oct. 15) we are highlighting three Latinx artists with our September Artist Panel. The evening will start with showcasing their work from 5:30-6:30. You will be able to see the work and interact with the artists. At 6:30 we will convene the panel discussion in the Kwame McDonald Studio. The moderator and studio audience will be able to ask questions. The event will be recorded and shared on our channels and podcast. The three media makers are Pedro Juan Fonseca, Gisell Calderón, and Luis Fitch. 

Find out more and register for this event here.



New Angle Fellows is a 7-month fellowship that supports underrepresented and emerging documentary filmmakers who are creating their own work and hoping to get to the next step in their filmmaking journey. This cohort of six members will get the opportunity to learn skills and knowledge from more advanced filmmakers and gain support from one another. Fellows also receive a $3500 stipend to support them in producing their documentary. 

 Apply Now


November 7, 2023 is election day. Make an informed choice for City Council and School Board by watching the League of Women Voters candidate forums live or on SPNN channel 19 or SPNN's YouTube channel.

Ward 2 City Council Candidate Forum

Ward 7 City Council Candidate Forum

Ward 4 City Council Candidate Forum

Ward 6 City Council Candidate Forum

St. Paul School Board Candidate Forum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukQ8ulCUwIM

Upcoming Forums

September 21, 2023, 7-8:30 PM,
Ward 3 City Council Candidate Forum
at Highland Park Community Center (1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116)

September 22, 2023, 6-7:30 PM
Ward 5 City Council Candidate Forum
at Dock and Paddle at Como Lakeside Pavilion (1360 Lexington Parkway N, St. Paul, MN 55103)

September 28, 2023, 7-8:30 PM,
Ward 1 City Council Candidate Forum
at Hallie Q. Brown Community Center (270 N Kent Street, St. Paul, MN 55102)

Get Involved

Highlighted Media

SPNN has a podcast that talks with local artists, several television shows and one of productions created by our production team, media produced by youth and program participants. Below is a sampling of some of our most recent work. 

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    Candy Fresh

    On this episode of Candy Fresh we speak with Satara Strong-Allen of Love First Community Engagement, The National Pan Hellenic Council with the "Divine 9" and The Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church HBCU College Tour group!

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    SPNN Forum

    Host Anahita Champion talks with Linda Sloan, Executive Director of the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage

  • Blue thick line with white text says Disability stacked on top of a green line that has Viewpoints in white,.

    Disability Viewpoints

    Host Mark Hughes talks with Saint Paul Public Works Spokesperson Lisa Hiebert, and Mayor's Advisory Council on Disability Co-chair Kari Sheldon about the upcoming "Snow Summit" held on October 14 at the Public Works Garage on Dale Street. Learn about the city's plans for winter and what residents and businesses need to do for snow removal. Mark also checks in with Disability Consultant Laura Andert, getting some powerful thoughts about self advocacy. Host Joan Willshire talks with Jane Larson of Access Press, which has been covering issues related to disability for over 30 years. We hear about some of its early history and inspiration.

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