ACMi is dedicated to providing a forum for the free exchange of information and ideas which reflect the Arlington, MA community.

#ArlingtonMA newscast: What would an Arlington re-opening look like? Some answers from the town. A one on one with @SenMarkey, #MemorialDay plans from @arlingtonmagov. Plus, a spring musical hits the right note online!

#ArlingtonMA newscast: National Guard tests for COVID-19 at senior facility, how to safely donate blood, will teachers ever teach and re-create your favorite sports moment for @ACMITV. All this and more here:


ACMi News is a team of citizen journalists, interns, and ACMi staff bringing community issues and current events to local residents. Through a collaborative effort, ACMi News 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.

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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

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.

For more information on becoming part of the ACMi News team, contact Jeff Barnd at or call us at 781-777-1115.