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Full of Energy and Telling Stories (Photos)

What a week! So much energy in one place can be overwhelming, right? WRONG!  It’s actually contagious!  This group of budding journalists is very lively.  They have so many great ideas for telling their stories that this is going to be an eclectic group. We have had a lot of fun this week learning about […]

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Montys Submission

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Submit your programs for the 29th Annual Monty Awards.

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Sports Backpack Journalists Hit Home Run (Photos)

What a way to end the first ever Summer Backpack Journalism Academy: Sports Edition! Our journalists really knocked their stories out of the park! (Sorry, for the corny baseball reference, but it works!) I am so impressed with what these journalists accomplished this week. Monday started with a lesson in Final Cut Pro X to […]

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Saturday, July 26 – Studio Crew Needed

Requesting all MCM volunteers interested in working on a new television production. Jazz Encounters: Jazz Live Studio Sessions is a jazz music and performance magazine lifestyle program. The show features: in studio performances of jazz musicians and vocalists, interviews and field packages. Michael Bailey is the executive producer and the first program will be shot […]

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Backpack Journalists Beat the Heat! (Photos)

Our journalists have now hit the streets to get their sports stories. They have done an amazing job preparing for their interviews and I think they are going to have some very good stories. Yesterday was one hot day and our journalists were troopers! We started off with interviewing techniques and recapping what have learned […]

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Day One of Sports Backpack Journalism

Summer is here and that means it’s time for MCM’s Summer Backpack Journalism Academy! The first session began today and we have a great class of budding sports journalists.  This is the first time we are devoting a full session to sports and it is thrilling! I am so excited to see how their sports […]

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Hollywood Week at MCM

These past 6 weeks have been “project weeks” for the Field Producer, Field Camera technician and Field Editor classes here at MCM. I compare this to the Hollywood week of American Idol; random students are teamed up with strangers, to produce, shoot and edit a documentary style interview with a local individual. The finished product […]

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Hometown Video Awards 2014 (Updated)

Alliance for Community Media’s 2014 Hometown Video Awards are swiftly approaching! This exciting event comes once a year and you don’t want to miss your opportunity to participate. The Hometown Video Awards honors and promotes community media and local cable programs that are first distributed on Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels. […]

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Learn to Edit…. Be a Back Pack Journalist

Backpack Journalism Editing

Another year has gone and a new year has begun. The January training classes beginning with Intro to Video Basics have filled just about to capacity not that we couldn’t add more classes but the ones we have are doing well. Intro was January 6 and enrollment was off to a very slow start but […]

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Editing Video is the Answer

Every family has some form of a camera , point and shoot, maybe a step up to the SLR’s, even a small relatively inexpensive video camera. Nowadays, don’t even need a camera, still or video all you need is a phone and it can do it all.  You think about all this and do a lot […]

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