Educators

VOX is proud to partner with schools and educators all over the metro Atlanta area. Here, we highlight partners, and also share tips with educators about how to engage teens with our content at VOXAtl.com.

ground rules

A Free Press By & For Teens — Now, More Than Ever

By Rachel Alterman Wallack, VOX’s Founder If anyone ever wondered why, in the age of Twitter and Tumblr and all forms of free digital expression, VOX’s mission remains relevant — if not crucial — President Donald Trump reminds us often with his harsh criticism of the press. This tweet most certainly: Denigrating the press, again,…

read more
Sourcing

Solid or Sketchy? When Training is Everything

If you’ve worked in journalism for 25 years, you can suffer an acute twinge through the heart when teenagers in 2015 categorize the Washington Post and National Public Radio as “sketchy” news sources. But that’s precisely the reason VOX developed its “Solid versus Sketchy?!” game that teens joining VOX play during their New Member Training sessions…

read more

Supporter Spotlight: Hank Klibanoff

VOX Roles: 2004 – 13, Spelling Bee Judge, Volunteer, Board member, Board Chair, Advisory Board Chair Today: Atlanta; Cox Chair in Journalism at Emory, Writer I joined VOX because: As managing editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at the time, my encounters with students interested in inquisitive, critical thinking, in writing and in creative expression was…

read more

VOX Takes the Stage

Melody You, Shva Star and Christa Heard interview YA authors at the 2014 Decatur Book Festival. With a busy school schedule, JROTC and VOX schedule, Kaleb, a junior at Atlanta’s B.E.S.T. Academy High School, says he’s had no time to read for pleasure in the last year – a challenge echoed by The National Endowment…

read more