April 25, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Bob Youker (Video)

Angie explains that she interviewed Bob Youker who is a former bomb diffuser. He told me about what it was like to defuse a bomb and what to do. I learned that being in the military with a job like bomb defusing can be dangerous and you can have a good time as well.   […]

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April 21, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Elaine Rosenblum (Video)

Cathy explains that her story was about a lady names Elaine Rosenblum and she traveled to Australia and Russia. She said that Australia was more similar to the United States of America compared to Russia. This is because the language and food were different.  She enjoyed it either way. These two trips were the most important […]

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April 18, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Beth Van Lenten (Video)

Donicia explains that Beth Van Lenten was an indexer at the Library of Medicine. She used to organize many medical articles and sort them out by the topics that they were focused on. Beth now lives at Ingleside at King Farm and is in charge of taking care of the library there.

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April 11, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Spring Break Backpack Journalism Success! (Photos)

If you have been following us on social media, then you know that our newest Backpack Journalists had a lot of fun for Spring Break! I had the honor of working with some very talented young ladies!  I was beyond impressed with their maturity and talent. They had some great ideas and represented MCM’s Backpack […]

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November 17, 2015 | Staff Writer

Support MCM When You Shop During the Holidays

Are you planning to shop the Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Maryland’s Giving Tuesday holiday deals this year? When you do your holiday shopping at AmazonSmile, Amazon makes a donation on your behalf to Montgomery Community Media at no cost to you. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1372897 or click on the Shop AmazonSmile button to the right […]

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November 13, 2015 | Larry Merewitz

Learn Adobe Premiere Editing-3 weeks

Adobe Premiere CC is one of the most advanced video editing platforms in the digital world. Commonly and widely used in the industry, Adobe Premiere CC is capable of creating a video with outstanding transitions, effects, and layering. If you want to upload your clip to YouTube or use it for broadcast on any TV […]

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November 6, 2015 | Larry Merewitz

Monty Award Night 2015 (PHOTOS)

The  MCM Volunteer Recognition Night (Monty’s)  held at Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown November 1 was a great success again this year.  It was a comfortable chance for the volunteers and producers to get together and just socialize. There was food, drinks, a photo booth and a silent auction for people to […]

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October 19, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

Practicing Interviewing Skills

Spring Break Backpack Journalism Class-2016

It’s back for “Spring Break”!  If you are looking for something for your student to do for Spring Break, check out our Spring Break Backpack Journalism Class!  This exciting week will take students through the process of story composition, using an HD camera, and editing a 2 minute news story that will be aired on […]

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September 2, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

Creative Connections 9/16: New Technology at MCM

  Fall is in the air, MCM classes are starting and the next Creative Connections is here! Please make plans to join us on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30pm.   We’ve recently been informed that many of you have concerns about some of the technological changes here at MCM, and specifically a new requirement for […]

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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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