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MNN Empowers Next Gen Storytellers to Make Their Voices Heard

From Parkland, Florida, to Ferguson, Missouri, young people are increasingly making their voices heard and changing the media narrative. MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center and the High School for Media and Communications (HSMC) are working together to bolster these new voices by giving high school students access to high tech media production tools and training.

The 3 Basics of Studio Production

The 3 Basics of Studio Production

June, 19, 2017 • 5 min read

Especially in a city like New York, studio production is a great skill to have. Learning about television production, how to communicate a message or story, and how to work with a dynamic crew can be a great way to start a career in the industry. If you’re wondering if studio production is right for you, here are 3 basics that will give you a better understanding of the field.

What Are the Existing Challenges Women Face in Television Production?

Many women of this generation still face various challenges in regards to equality and the workforce, specifically in television and production. Issues like equal pay for equal work and non-discriminatory hiring practices still drive many of the behind-the-scenes decisions. Success stories are few and far between, and those women who do find success often confront considerable resistance from the male-dominated establishment. Less publicity, poor ratings from critics and a harder time landing the job are all normal challenges facing women in television and production roles.

The Role of Women in Television Production History

Women have a rich history of trailblazing accomplishments when it comes to television, including producing, writing and directing, but many are unaware of the uphill struggle women faced in their fight to contribute their creativity, wit and voice to the television industry.

How to Become Producers Who Are Both Powerful Storytellers and Active Community Leaders

The face of content has changed dramatically over the past decade. The introduction of alternative avenues to connect with the public has altered the way the public consumes media. Fear of Millennials starting a cord-cutting trend, where they consume TV solely through the Internet, may not be as immediate as recent statistics predicted, but it does point toward a shift in view culture. YouTube alone garners 4 billion views per day -- more than three times the total United States population. Content producers need to stay on top of consumption trends and get into the basics of branding.