Backpack Journalism News Stories
Montgomery Community Media proudly presents the news stories created by our Backpack Journalism Academy students. Enjoy.
2014 Maker Faire - Backpack Journalism Projects
Spring Break 2014
Media Influence on Youth explores the impact media has regarding stereotypes. Adults were interviewed to determine their opinion.
Calories, Menus and Opinions explores the two pros and cons of including calorie counts on menus. Random citizens were interviewed for this video report.
Vegetarianism informs and encourages others to become vegetarian. This video interviews a vegetarian about the benefits of his choice.
Minecraft asks whether Minecraft is like real life and do you learn skills from mastering the game?
Boy Led Scouting explores whether boy led scouting and opinions of Senior Patrol Leaders (SPL) and Scoutmaster.
Violent Video Games explores the controversy on banning these games. The reporter interviews people about their opinion on this issue.
This video report explores the differences between eTextbooks and traditional textbooks. Students are interviewed to determine their preference.
Phones are a huge part of peoples’ lives today. Evolution of Phones explores how pones have changed over the years, starting with the first rotary telephone, the first cell phones, then flip phones and finally today’s smartphones like the iPhones and Glaxys.
The Supreme Court struck down Defense of Marriage Act and California Proposition 8 in June, deeming these as unconstitutional. Recently Wales and England passed a same sex marriage law. This video report asks people their opinions about the changes in the marriage laws.
This video reports explores the summer reading requirement for Montgomery County Public School students.
Spring Break 2013
Summer 2012 Class
Women in Technology by Tyler Hockman
Technology in the Workplace by Vanessa Liendo
Lack of Instruments in MCPS by Keara Wallenmeyer
“Is Chivalry Dead?” by Mehrzad Van Gieson
“Is 3D Film Worth it?” by Abel Alfonso
In the Sights: Airsoft and the ATF by Jared Cunanan
Teen and Child Behavior by Thabi Mokuena
Behavior Toward Technology in MV by Nick Bury
Video Games and Youth Violence by Michael Queen
Online Dating by Ellyana Edmond-Pierre
Home Hospital by McKenna Wallenmeyer
Airbrushing Affecting Adolescents Today by Danielle Rosenfeld
Effects of Gas Prices by Richard Schertzer
Texting While Driving by Alvaro Barberena
A Closer Look at Occupy DC by Ntebo Mokuena