Neighborhood News Network (N3)

The neighborhood news network (n3) is a project of the Bay Area Video Coalition in which teams of local reporters produce live television news shows in the diverse San Francisco neighborhoods that they care about. The first three n3 news bureaus are the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point, SOMArts Cultural Center in SOMA, and Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in the Mission District, where teams of reporters are learning journalism skills, media literacy, reporting skills, video production and postproduction, and hosting live newscasts, which will be featured on SF Commons public access television and streaming live on the web.  The initial three training programs were funded by a generous grant from the Renaissance Journalism Center with additional support from the Transmission Project.  Each site has been equipped with a small mobile news studio and gear to produce their segments.  BAVC hopes to extend these programs and trainings to additional neighborhood bureaus at community sites in San Francisco in 2011-2012.

The first live newscast hit our cable channel at 4:00pm on Monday, April 25th, live from the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point. Subsequent shows followed from SOMArts on May 18th and Mission Cultural Center on July 1st on Comcast Channel 76, Astound Channel 30, and live streaming on

List of Events:

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts: The Color of My Spirit on May 11, 2012  @ 7:00pm 

SomArts: Night Light:Multimedia Garden Party on April 27, 2012 @8:30

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts: An Evening w/Carlos Henriquez Consalvi aka Radio Venceremos' Santiago on April 1, 2012 @ 2pm 

SFMoma: Third Strike:100 Performances for The Hole on December 10, 2011 @5:58pm

Articles about n3:

n3 in SOMA at SOMArts Cultural Center

n3 at The Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point

n3 kicks off in Hunters Point

Missed an episode? Check out the archive of all three n3 pilot episodes online