Summer Backpack Journalism Academy

August 22, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Racism (Video)

Michaela’s story is about racism. She wanted to do racism because it’s different and it involves history which she’s inspired by. History tells and says everything. When she has asked certain people they were pretty shocked of the topic and the questions. And, it is good to hear people’s feedback which is pretty amazing.

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August 20, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Fire Prevention and Preparation (Video)

Kyle’s story is about house fire preparation and prevention. He interviewed two (2) firemen, both volunteers at the Rockville firehouse.  The final interviews covered equipment and procedures for prevention of a house fire and smoke detector placement and batteries.

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August 18, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Audition Preparation 101 (Video)

Sophia’s story is about tips and preparation for young actors and actresses or any other actor or actress heading to an audition. She interviewed local directors, producers and actors on how they view an audition and what they look for in an “audtionee”. As an actress herself, auditions can be very nerve-wracking and a good […]

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August 16, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Pokemon Go (Video)

In Armando’s project, he tells people about the Pokemon Go app and what it is. He interviewed a few people and asked them about the game. He has a lot of footage of people playing it at the RIO (Washingtonian Center, not Brazil – calm down.)

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August 15, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

2016 Summer Backpack Journalism is a Wrap! (Photos)

What a great summer! It has been full of activity and our newest Backpack Journalists are the reason why!  I am excited to be able to share their stories with you.  They all did an amazing job and I am very proud of each one of them. Now it’s your turn, over the next few […]

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August 3, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

2015 Summer Backpack Journalism is all “Packed Up” (Photos & Video)

The 2015 summer sessions of Backpack Journalism have come to an end. Our newest journalists have finished their stories and I am excited to be able to share them with you.  They all did an amazing job and I am very proud of each one of them. We also had a treat this summer. The […]

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July 13, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Journalists Have Great Stories to Tell!

What a great two weeks I had with the first session of MCM’s Summer Backpack Journalism Academy!  The newest journalists were full of energy and great ideas. I cannot wait to share their stories with you. The topics range from The Town of Somerset 4th of July Celebration to MCPS Bell Times and Same Sex […]

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August 1, 2014 | Mandi Wyndham

photo of Backpack Journalism Summer 2014 Screening Party

Packed House (Photos)

As the smell of popcorn filled the air in MCM’s classroom, our journalists and guests began to arrive to the Screening Party. An array of snacks were on hand as well as some goodies from the journalists themselves. The lobby outside of the classroom was set up for interviews with our journalists. Apparently it looked “fancy” […]

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July 25, 2014 | Mandi Wyndham

All Wrapped Up! (Photos)

What a wild two weeks! Our journalists have completed their stories and oh my goodness, they are awesome! I am so excited to be able to share them with everyone in a few days. All of our journalists worked hard and put together a great story. I am so proud of all of them. They […]

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July 18, 2014 | Mandi Wyndham

Full of Energy and Telling Stories (Photos)

What a week! So much energy in one place can be overwhelming, right? WRONG!  It’s actually contagious!  This group of budding journalists is very lively.  They have so many great ideas for telling their stories that this is going to be an eclectic group. We have had a lot of fun this week learning about […]

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