Urban Media Arts (UMA, formerly Malden Access Television) initiated a citizen journalism project in 2014. The project and online publication is called Neighborhood View.
Through this initiative, UMA trains and supports local citizens to cover subjects and issues in their own community through writing and reporting. Photos, video and audio clips are encouraged to supplement the stories. Our team of citizen and student journalists are overseen by our editorial staff. They network and support each other through weekly drop-in editorial meetings (held virtually), a place to discuss story ideas, give input on contacts and what’s happening in Malden, discuss ethics and fair reporting, and learn about journalism tips and techniques.
The mission of Neighborhood View is two-pronged: to become a reliable and professional source of local journalism in Malden; and to move citizen journalists toward more active engagement with their local community.
Students from area universities and local high schools get to hone their journalism skills by interning with Neighborhood View or partnering with us through special collaborations.
If you’re interested in interning, collaborating, or becoming a Citizen Journalist for Malden, email Anne D’Urso-Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighborhood View Editorial Staff
Neighborhood View is a program of Urban Media Arts, which is overseen by the UMA Board of Directors.
Below is a list of Neighborhood View policies:
- Statement of Editorial Independence
- Donor and Financial Transparency Policy
- Editorial Collaboration Policy
- Corrections Policy
Disclosure of Urban Media Art finances;