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A Day in the Life of a VOX Summer Intern

Posted By: Manuel Portillo · 7/24/2014 3:51:00 PM

The glitz and glamour of being a VOX teen summer intern. Getting to write blogs, meeting new teens and exploring new areas of Atlanta. There’s all this fun stuff to do during the summer and you get paid too! What could be better than that? Nothing – that’s what I think at least. But if you were ever interested in the life of a VOX summer intern, here’s your chance. It’s pretty interesting, if I do say so myself.

First things first: you have to get to VOX. Some teens drive while others are dropped off by their parents, but I take advantage of the public transportation system. MARTA’s Peachtree Center train station is conveniently located under the VOX office space, which gives teens like me easy access to the VOX office during the summer and during the school year. Once I make it to the top of the escalator ...

VMC recap: weeks two and three of session two

Posted By: Lucy Rodriguez · 7/21/2014 2:33:00 PM

Last week, our VMCers worked on their getting their stories for their final presentations, going out to get the footage for the stories. I went out with two groups and they looked like professionals. They got what they had to and moved on, asking good questions that left some of the interviewees surprised. They made sure they listened to their mentors. Most of all, they got to experience what being a reporter was all about and had fun doing it. They were so excited about their stories that some of them took their pieces home to finish them up, even doing some interviews at home. They got done with their stories on time and were hard at work, deciding which photo to use, when and how to cut it into the videos. The teen interns and VOX staff got to see the outcome of their edits. I must say they’re ...

VMC recap: week one of session two

Posted By: Sachin Swami · 7/11/2014 4:22:00 PM

We are only one week into VOX Media Cafe and the teens have already learned to so much! On Monday, teens were introduced to the space and the concept of teen journalism. They learned about the basics from our instructor for the day and VOX editor, Rich Eldredge. Teens learned about the basic dos and don’ts of journalism through the Society of Professional Journalists. After, the teen journalists pitched ideas of what they would like to cover, which included but weren’t limited to: homelessness, child trafficking and romanticizing illness.

On Tuesday, teens went around Atlanta and took pictures of random people while documenting something interesting about them, similar to “Humans of New York,” with the help of our professional photographer volunteers Bartram Nason, Dustin Chambers, and David Tulis.

Wednesday was a full schedule. We started off the day with our improv red carpet. Our interns and members of the adult ...

VMC recap: interactive media week

Posted By: Tyler Sutton · 6/26/2014 3:02:00 PM

I am so sad to say that the VMC session is almost coming to an end. We have had so much fun with the campers over the last three weeks as they make their final products. From the photography they took to make a story, to the wonderful video production that was created and into this week creating their own websites to put all of their work on, we hope that they are very proud of their work, because I am!

For this last week of VOX Media Cafe, we wanted the teens to be able to take away something to remember what they did during these last three weeks as one big product. In order to do that we had volunteers come to help them create their own websites by learning how and what coding and programming is. During this week teens also learned about public speaking from Mohini ...