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ACMi is dedicated to providing a forum for the free exchange of information and ideas which reflect the Arlington, MA community.
Arlington Public News is a team of citizen journalists, interns, and ACMi staff bringing community issues and current events to local residents. Through a collaborative effort, APN informs the community and sparks dialogue about issues of interest to Arlington. We invite you to join us in providing the information and stories that are vital to the cohesion and strength of our community.
Citizen journalists and interns are the backbone of our newscast. Citizen journalists and interns produce their own news packages – researching story ideas, setting up and conducting interviews, shooting video to create a dynamic story, as well as writing and editing the story.
Citizen journalists are trained in all aspects of television production, including camera operation, audio, lighting, editing, reporting, and writing. The News Director and Assistant News Director guide and assist citizen journalists and ACMi staff are available as needed to provide support and consultation. Citizen journalists are encouraged to collaborate with other ACMi members and local organizations to produce additional content.
ACMi collaborates with colleges and universities throughout New England to create internship programs that provide hands-on experience and professional education to young journalists. ACMi internships may be eligible for credit or stipend from a student’s school. Interns are mentored by the News Director and Assistant News Director in all aspects of research, writing and production of a news package.
Interns are encouraged to collaborate with other ACMi members and local organizations to produce additional content.
At the end of their term, interns will have built a professional quality reel of video segments they have produced independently or to which they have contributed.