Backpack Journalism: July 18 – 29, 2016 – Session 2.

Next Start Date: 07/18/2016
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 7th – 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  be a part of other programs that air on The Montgomery Channel and Access 19. Classes begin at 10am and end at 2pm most days.

Week 1: Monday-Wednesday (Thursday-Friday on their own in the community)

Week 2: Monday-Tuesday ONLY(Wednesday- Friday  time varies  editing to complete project)

View Backpack Beat TV.

Each session includes training materials,  hands-on experience & a DVD copy of their segment.

Cameras will be supplied for use  during the class for shooting and editing their projects.

Looking for an alternative class date? A session of Backpack Journalism will also be held June 27 – July 8.

Testimonial from a former Backpack Journalism student

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