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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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Interviews and Bloggies (Photos)

Today was a fun-filled day at MCM’s Summer Backpack Journalism Academy. Our journalists began class with a visit from MCM’s very own Tamika Smith who talked to them about reporting, interview skills and how to tell their stories. After that, they got to practice their interview skills with each other. In the afternoon, our journalists got to venture outside with the Sony Bloggie to perfect their camera skills. Overall it was a busy day and I am confident that our journalists are ready to tell their stories! Again, if you see one of them out and about this week, stop and give them a quote.

Here’s some pictures from today’s class:


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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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