Spring Break Backpack Journalism

Next Start Date: 03/26/2018
Prerequisites: none
Length: 5 days-8:30a-4p
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 7th – 12th grade students in Montgomery County. Students will have five sessions each with 7 hours of instruction on the basics of Backpack Journalism. Students will learn to shoot and edit a short news package. Certification will be given upon completion of the project. Class topics will include story composition, shooting and editing. Students will be able to see their segments on MCM’s YouTube page and on MCM’s television channels.

Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Each session includes training materials, hands-on experience & a link to their individual segment.

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

For details e-mail Mandi Wyndham at MWyndham@mymcmedia.org 

Montgomery Community Media
7548 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855

Michelle Chavez talks about her experience taking Montgomery Community media’s backpack Journalism class.


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