VOX Media Café

What is VOX Media Café?

The only program of its kind in metro Atlanta, VOX Media Café offers a unique hands-on-opportunity for teens to explore multimedia techniques for storytelling, while learning about the fundamentals of journalism and creating a tangible multimedia product. The sessions are led by a talented group of media professionals from across Atlanta who embrace VOX’s teen-driven philosophy and support teen participants in pursuing stories and creating pieces that interest them. Through this safe and experiential-learning opportunity, teens will network with media experts, take field trips to gather footage, visit local media organizations, create comprehensive media packages, and get to know peers from schools all over the city.

Who’s Eligible?

VOX Media Café is open to teens 13-19, living in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2020!


Over the course of each session: Teens will work together in small teams to create a comprehensive multimedia product, often including, but not limited to, writing, video, audio, and photography components, to be published on VOX’s website voxatl.org. On the final day of each session, teens will have the opportunity to present their work to the community, including family members, volunteers, and community organizations.

When is VOX Media Cafe?

VOX Media Cafe (VMC) will offer three two-week sessions in summer 2020. While no VOX Media Cafe session looks exactly the same, the two June sessions follow a similar model and schedule. Field trips, coverage opportunities, and volunteers can vary from session to session. The third session is an advanced session, created for teens who already have participated in a prior session of VMC or are already VOX members, and are interested in taking their multimedia and journalism skills to the next level. VMC is a program for teens living in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

VMC runs Monday through Friday from 10am-4pm.  The VOX office opens at 9:30 a.m each morning and closes at 5:30 p.m. each evening to allow additional drop off and pick up time.

Session 1: 
June 2020 (June 1-5; June 8-12)

Session 2:
June 2020 (June 15-19; June 22-26)

Session 3: VMC Advanced Session*
July 2020 (July 6-10; 13-17)
*This session is only for teens who are already VOX Staff and Contributors, or who have previously attended a VMC session.

Cost & How to Sign Up:

Scholarships and sliding scale options available. We don’t want cost to be a barrier. VOX asks that you pay what you can with the understanding that by investing in VOX Media Café, you’re making this program accessible for all teens.

Interested in Participating?

Fill out an application at: http://bit.ly/vmc2020


Email voxmediacafe@voxatl.org or call the VOX office: 404-614-0040