Santa Barbara Teen News Network (sbTNN)

(Been here before? Go right to the sbTNN Application here.)

What is sbTNN?

Santa Barbara Teen News Network (sbTNN) is a
magazine/news show created by local teens ages 13-19 with
guidance from media professionals.

What do students learn?

The Santa Barbara Teen News Network program teaches teens
professional digital media production skills; videography and
digital storytelling technique; on-camera technique; and, journalism
and skills.

What is the value of a youth media program?

The sbTNN program offers press passes to local events; access to
media professionals in various aspects of media, television and film
production; hands-on career training in media and communications; and, internship opportunities in media production in a fun and supportive learning environment.

Where is the show produced?

sbTNN students learn from professionals at TV Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara. TVSB is a media center for content creators of all ages, providing access to media technology to tell stories, share ideas, and create television shows, independent films, and documentaries.

Where does the show air?

All over! Check the show schedule on TVSB Channel 71, and watch video clips on Facebook. Watch videos from the first 4 sbTNN Seasons on the Teen News Network YouTube Channel, and full length shows on Vimeo.

Are Community Service Hours available for participation?

Every school district has their own rules regarding community service. sbTNN students are encouraged to check with their school’s counseling office regarding community service rules.

Local teens produce a television show of merit made by and for teens and families. The cast and crew of sbTNN explore topics of interest to their culture and share them via the Santa Barbara public access channel TVSB Culture 71. Programming is positive, informative, and relevant. SafeLaunch is a registered 501c3 and provides a public service.

The SafeLaunch mission is to prevent or delay early exposure to substances that cause addiction where is begins…with teens. Participants produce positive, informative content to positively affect youth mental and physical health.

Where Can You Sign Up?

sbTNN Application

So… you love sbTNN and want to be a show sponsor. What should you do?

Wonderful! Local business sponsors support SafeLaunch sbTNN.
EMAIL: for more information. You’ll receive acknowledgement every show …and our gratitude every day!