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About Backpack Journalism

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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First Day Of Backpack Journalism (Photos)

The first day (June 17) of Summer Backpack Journalism was full of energy!  I am excited to report that this class is animated and full of great ideas. Today, we talked about what backpack journalism is all about and then the students pitched story ideas. These teens really know how to present a story.  I can’t wait to share their stories with you. In the meantime, here’s a look at our first day:

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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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