Through this initiative, MATV trains and supports 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 Neighborhoodview.org.
Stories can include text, audio only, still photos and/or video clips.
The program is intended to tie in with the 2014 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 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 in Malden, email Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org.