Malden Access Television (MATV) will be initiating a new Citizen Journalism project in Malden this spring.
Through this initiative, MATV will train and support local citizens to cover subjects and issues in their own neighborhood using simple media tools such as mobile phones and social media. Citizens will be trained to upload their stories to a website linked to MATV’s website.
Stories can include text, audio only, still photos and/or video clips.
The program is intended to tie in with this year’s Malden Reads book selection “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, herself a science journalist who brought to light an important person and issue through her curiosity and reporting.
Citizen journalism is intended to move citizens of a community into action around issues, events, & initiatives facing them in their own community.
It is about engagement through research, eyewitness accounts, & reporting, with the intent of making our communities better informed & our citizens more active participants.
There is much vitality & many new initiatives happening in Malden, as well as problems & issues.
This project is intended to get community members to discover & report on them. If you know you are interested in becoming a Citizen Journalist in Malden, fill out the form here.
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