Backpack Journalism

Next Start Date: 07/02/2012
Prerequisites: none
Length: 2 weeks
Fee: $300
Instructor: Mandi Wyndham

What is it?
Backpack Journalism is a form of broadcast journalism where the individual is the reporter, camera operator, and editor! These individuals have the ability to get into their neighborhoods and communities to find stories that matter to them. These reporters are vital to getting the word out in Montgomery County! Here at Montgomery Community Media we are helping more and more backpack journalists to tell their stories. We strive to have a community atmosphere and backpack journalists are important to us.

What to expect!
This program is open to all 6th – 12th grade students in Montgomery County. Students will have four 4-hour classes teaching the basics of Backpack Journalism. Students will learn story composition, shooting and editing. Students will be able to use their segments and MCM’s Backpack Beat TV program and be a part of other programs that air on The Montgomery Channel and Access 19. Classes begin at 10am and end at 1pm most days.

2012 Backpack Journalism Syllabus

View Backpack Beat TV.

3 Sessions Offered
Session 1: June 18 – 29 (9th-12th grade)

Session 2: July 2 – 13 (6th-9th grade)

Session 3: July 16 – 27 (9th-12th grade)

Each session includes snacks, training materials, hands-on experience & a DVD copy of the completed show.

Location: Montgomery Community Media
7548 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855

Call 301.424.1730 extension 351 to register.

Contact MCM Volunteer Services to register

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