If you or someone you know is a teenager with journalistic aspirations, there’s a great opportunity to get some real-world experience doing multimedia reporting for your peers.

VOX ATL, which is metro Atlanta’s teen-run media outlet, is taking applications for VOX Media Cafe 2020‘s free two-week training camp on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Participants will learn not only how to use professional gear, write stories, produce podcasts, and shoot videos, but also how to be good journalists.

According to VOX, “Participants will meet three times a week in the virtual space (on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays), from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a formal half-day session. A wi-fi connection with a laptop/tablet or smartphone with web camera capabilities will be integral to participation in the program. There will be an optional skill-building session from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Participants will still have the opportunity to build multimedia and journalism skills from the safety of their own homes, with support from our in-house journalists and volunteers. We will be making use of platforms such as Zoom and GroupMe to make this happen, as we have been doing with our school year programming for the last two months with much success.”

Here are the dates for this summer’s open workshops:

Session 1: 
June 2020 (June 1-5; June 8-12) Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 

Session 2:
June 2020 (June 15-19; June 22-26) Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Session 3, which is and advanced session only for existing VOX staff and contributors or previous VMC attendees, will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, July 6-10 and 13-17.

If you are accepted, VOX requires a $25 application fee to hold your place, which will be refunded once the program starts. A local donor has offered to cover that application cost for up to four applicants from Clayton County.

The application for VOX Media Cafe is online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAnFnE5N7Q_1GWEmSx2_gng3zqSvkr0Lh-K8CUYdMrxULQ8w/viewform and openings are first come, first serve.

See the latest news by teens, for teens, at https://voxatl.org/category/news/.