maldenUrban 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

Neighborhood View Editorial Staff

Program Coordinator
Anne D’Urso-Rose

News Editor
Don Stradley

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:

Disclosure of Urban Media Art finances;


  1. Looks like this is geared to be competition to Malden Patch. What will differentiate this site? Other news sources in Malden have tried this in the past and have not worked out so well.

    • Hello! Great question. The difference is that Neighborhood View is spearheaded by MATV members, and not a media conglomerate. Contributors from the community will have access to training and editorial guidance. Cambridge’s CCTV is running a successful community journalism site called NeighborMedia. So, it seems to be a great fit with public access stations. It is truly a grassroots project and is already generating a strong response. Hope to see you on Monday at the meet and greet.

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