Backpack Journalism News Stories

Montgomery Community Media proudly presents the news stories created by our Backpack Journalism Academy students. Enjoy.

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Media Influence on Youth by Alyssa Campbell (Video)

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Media Influence on Youth explores the impact media has regarding stereotypes. Adults were interviewed to determine their opinion.

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Calories Menus and Opinions by Alisa Leonard (Video)

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Calories, Menus and Opinions explores the two pros and cons of including calorie counts on menus. Random citizens were interviewed for this video report.

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Vegetarianism by Sasha Miller (Video)

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Vegetarianism informs and encourages others to become vegetarian. This video interviews a vegetarian about the benefits of his choice.

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Minecraft by Calder Griffiths(Video)

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Minecraft asks whether Minecraft is like real life and do you learn skills from mastering the game?

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Boy Led Scouting (Video)

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Boy Led Scouting explores whether boy led scouting and opinions of Senior Patrol Leaders (SPL) and Scoutmaster.

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Violent Video Games by Rebecca Huang (Video)

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Violent Video Games explores the controversy on banning these games. The reporter interviews people about their opinion on this issue.

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eTextbooks Vs. Traditional Textbooks by Mary Blendermann (Video)

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This video report explores the differences between eTextbooks and traditional textbooks. Students are interviewed to determine their preference.

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Evolution of Phones by Archi Singh (Video)

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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.

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Change in Marriage Laws by Patricia Lai (Video)

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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.

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Summer Reading by Jeffrey Ge (Video)

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This video reports explores the summer reading requirement for Montgomery County Public School students.

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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