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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... Read more

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Today is a bittersweet day, the final Summer Backpack Journalism Academy project was completed and all three sessions are done. What a whirlwind summer. I can’t believe how fast the past six weeks have passed. It seems like I was just getting the materials together for the first session. I am very pleased with the work that all of our reporters have done over the past six weeks. They are remarkable teenagers and I am honored that they chose to spend two weeks with me during the summer learning such an amazing skills. I am sure you will in awe at what they have put together. Those stories will be hitting our website soon, so until then, you will have to be in suspense.


Here’s a look back at our Summer Backpack Journalism Academy:

  • Alyssa
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Mandi Wyndham

About Mandi Wyndham

Mandi Wyndham is the Training & Volunteer Services Coordinator at MCM and instructor of the Summer Backpack Journalism Academy and Citizen Journalism.


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