Articles by Mandi Wyndham

October 19, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

Practicing Interviewing Skills

Spring Break Backpack Journalism Class-2016

It’s back for “Spring Break”!  If you are looking for something for your student to do for Spring Break, check out our Spring Break Backpack Journalism Class!  This exciting week will take students through the process of story composition, using an HD camera, and editing a 2 minute news story that will be aired on […]

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October 14, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

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PC vs. Mac for Media Creative Connections on 11/5

Time and time again, the question has been raised, what is better, PC or MAC? We are here to help!   At this Creative Connections, our goal is to educate you about the main differences between PC’s and MAC’s.  We will discuss different hardware and software specifically for media and production. Moreover, we will clear […]

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September 14, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

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2015 Monty Awards Viewers Choice

Its time to cast your vote for best Field and Studio production in the Viewers Choice category.

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September 2, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

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Creative Connections 9/16: New Technology at MCM

  Fall is in the air, MCM classes are starting and the next Creative Connections is here! Please make plans to join us on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30pm.   We’ve recently been informed that many of you have concerns about some of the technological changes here at MCM, and specifically a new requirement for […]

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August 9, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

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People’s Thoughts on Same-Sex Marriage by Emily Lin

My project was on people’s thoughts on the recent Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage. I interviewed my dad’s friend’s family, and some random people on the street. It was pretty interesting.

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August 3, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham


2015 Summer Backpack Journalism is all “Packed Up” (Photos & Video)

The 2015 summer sessions of Backpack Journalism have come to an end. Our newest journalists have finished their stories and I am excited to be able to share them with you.  They all did an amazing job and I am very proud of each one of them. We also had a treat this summer. The […]

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July 24, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

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More Stories, More Noodles (Photos)

Another week has flown by and a new group of Backpack Journalists have hit the streets to get their stories!  I love how each group is completely different from the others. They have their own unique qualities and it is awesome! As always, our newest journalists have a wide variety of topics they are going […]

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July 14, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

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Montys Submission

Submit your programs for the 30th Annual Monty Awards.

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July 13, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

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Backpack Journalists Have Great Stories to Tell!

What a great two weeks I had with the first session of MCM’s Summer Backpack Journalism Academy!  The newest journalists were full of energy and great ideas. I cannot wait to share their stories with you. The topics range from The Town of Somerset 4th of July Celebration to MCPS Bell Times and Same Sex […]

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July 2, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

MCM's 2015 Summer Backpack Journalists - Session 1

Backpack Journalists, Interviews and Noodles!

If you have been following us on social media, then you know what a busy week we have been having at this summer’s Backpack Journalism Academy!  Our newest journalists seem to be having a great time (so are the staff working with the class). We started the week off with a special guest, MCM’s own […]

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