maldenMalden Access Television (MATV) initiated a citizen journalism project in 2014.

Through this initiative, UMA – Urban Media Arts (formerly MATV) trains and supports local citizens to cover subjects and issues in their own neighborhood through writing and reporting and using simple media tools such as mobile phones and social media. Citizens are trained to upload their stories to

Stories can include text, still photos and/or video clips.

Citizen journalism is intended to move citizens of a community into action around issues, events and initiatives facing them in their own community.

It’s about engagement through research, eyewitness accounts and reporting, with the intent of making our communities better informed & our citizens more active participants.

There is much vitality and many new initiatives happening in Malden as well as problems and issues.

This project is intended to get community members to discover and report on them. If you know you’re interested in becoming a Citizen Journalist for Malden, email Anne D’Urso-Rose at


  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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