March 2013 MTN Looking for Spring!

As a tangible outward sign of our commitment to changing MTN for the better, we're pleased to introduce our new logo.
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! Shape Your City's Access!
An excellent volunteer opportunity is available. MTN currently has two board positions open. MTN’s nine volunteer board members are appointed by the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor. Board members participate in committee meetings, fundraising activities and monthly board meetings. Board meetings are currently held on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at MTN, 125 SE Main Street. Meeting times/days may change, depending on board member schedules. For more information on how to apply or to submit a nomination, go to and click on "Telecommunications Network, Minneapolis.” The application deadline is March 1, 2013.

Minneapolis Youth Media Summit in Town
Held on the 27th of February, the Minneapolis Youth Media Summit addressed funding, education, policy and community building issues as they relate to digital and news literacy training for Minneapolis youth. This event, cohosted by the Walker and the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), was free and open to the public. Project Open Voice, SPNN, MTN, CTV North Suburbs, and TCYMN were are all present. The speakers covered three main issues; "Youth Media and News Literacy- The Funder's Perspective", "Education and Workforce Development: Integrating Digital Literacy and Schools", and "Life Skills, Community Building, and Social Impact: The Impact of Youth Media". The day culminated with a youth film screening and youth panelists discussing what media education has done for them and everyone in agreement that access media is an important resource for our youth that must be protected.

Why Youth Media? Cause They're Doing GREAT Work and You Should Know
Be inspired! Watch youth in action in the newly released documentary about the Mississippi River Green Team. Youth are making a difference in Minneapolis parks. Teenagers from North and Northeast Minneapolis make up the Mississippi River Green Team. They are preventing water pollution, pulling invasive weeds, planting raingardens, trees and prairie plants, and assisting in scientific studies. Being on the Mississippi River Green Team is an opportunity to have a mentored job experience, learn about environmental careers and acquire new skills. Help support the Mississippi Green Team by hiring them to assist with a conservation project in or near Minneapolis. Find out more at The Mississippi River Green Team is brought to you by the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Watch the documentary here or catch the program on channel 16 in one of the following time slots: Tuesday March 12 - 6:30pm Thursday March 14 - 7:00pm Sunday March 17 - 12:00pm Wednesday March 20 - 6:00pm Saturday March 23 - 12:30pm

Nobel Peace Prize Conversation
MTN is proud of our board member, Peter Larsen, who is a 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Scholar. Mr. Larsen arranged an interview with Dr. Susan Pick, the Executive Director at the Mexican Institute for Families and Population. Dr. Maureen Reed from the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, interviews Dr. Pick. In the program Dr. Pick talks about the most recent recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and and her personal connection to Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 recipient of the prize. The program is scheduled to air on channel 16 in the following time slots:
Saturday March 2 - 7:00pm Sunday March 3 - 12:00pm (noon) Monday March 4 - 4:00pm Tuesday March 5 - 8:00pm Wednesday March 6 - 6:00pm Thursday March 7 - 12:00pm (noon)

In Keeping with the Nobel Peace Prize: A Forum
MTN would like to share with you that there is a Nobel Peace Prize forum commencing on March 8th. It is the only Nobel Peace Prize event outside of Norway and this is the 25th year in action. Maybe you can catch an event!  More details!


Channel Changes

Beginning on February 1, MTN reorganized, revamped, and renamed our three channels! The goal of this change is to create something of clear value to the city of Minneapolis, and to provide the best possible service to our producers and viewers. Here's a run down of what you can now expect to see when you tune in to MTN:

Channel 16

Program subject areas: Community affairs/events, government & politics, local issues, public conversations, news & information

Channel 17

Program subject areas: Arts & leisure, lifestyle topics (including sports, documentaries & slice-of-life, humor &
comedy, food & cooking, families and parenthood, etc.), youth & education

Channel 75

Program subject areas: Spiritual & religious programming, questions of philosophy & existence


The Minneapolis Television Network is accepting submissions for the "Thirteen Ways of Looking at Minneapolis" TV series that will run—on the newly revamped Channel 17—throughout 2013. If you have a short clip to submit NOW -- before February 15 -- your work could be featured in one of the first two episodes of "Thirteen Ways of Looking at Minneapolis," and could also get screened at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival! For details on how you can submit, please visit: If you have questions about this opportunity and how to take advantage of it, please contact us at

MTN Girls and Gaming Camp

Monday, June 24th- Friday, June 28
@ The Science Museum of Minnesota and Monday,
July 15th- Friday, July 19th
@ Minneapolis Television Network
@ 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Girls Game 2Gether is a summer gaming camp just for teen girls! Campers will develop their own ideas, characters, and an arcade-style Flash game, play video games with other girls, meet with women in the industry of technology, and create a tv show that shows off their games and their thoughts about technology and gaming! 6th-10th graders welcome. This camp is FREE. Participants will need a permission slip from parents for a possible field trip. Snacks provided. Informational meeting for parents before the camps TBA.

Video-Journalism Camp
Monday, July 8th- Friday, July 12th @ 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to be a reporter or news anchor, control studio cameras and audio, or direct a tv news show?!  MTN’s News Camp will let you and your team create your own news show! Designed for those with little-to-no video production experience, this camp will offer an introduction to MTN’s cameras, studios, and editing systems. Campers will create their own short field video-reports around St. Anthony Main, then produce and star in a news segment in MTN’s studio to air on Public Access.  6th-10th graders welcome! Snacks provided. Cost: $100-Full and Partial Scholarships available.

Official Registration begins April 15th. Questions can be directed to Jessica Talley, Youth Media Instructor, at MTN via phone or email:

Upcoming Classes

Wednesday, March 13
 FREE Orientation
Thursday, March 14
 D.I.Y. Studio (One Session)
Monday, March 18
 Video Production Workshop | Day 1 of 4
Tuesday, March 19
 Studio Workshop | Day 1 of 2
Wednesday, March 20
 Video Production Workshop | Day 2 of 4
Thursday, March 21
 Studio Workshop | Day 2 of 2
Monday, March 25
 Video Production Workshop | Day 3 of 4
Wednesday, March 27
 Video Production Workshop | Day 4 of 4
 FREE Orientation
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