VOX Media Cafe

Check out the teens' videos from the June 2014 session:



VOX Media Cafe is a Media Camp for Teenagers in Atlanta!

VOX Media Cafe is the only program of its kind in metro-Atlanta, covering new multimedia techniques for storytelling, the fundamentals of journalism -- all with a tangible multimedia product to take home at the end. The classes are taught by a volunteer cadre of professionals. In addition to hands-on instruction, teen participants take part in field trips, visit local media organizations, and get to know peers from schools all over the city.

2015 VMC Dates: 

  • June Session: Monday-Friday, weeks of June 8, June 15, and June 22 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day)
  • July Session: Monday-Friday, weeks of July 13, July 20, and July 27 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day)
  • VOX does provide a safe space for teens to work before and after VMC official 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. hours, Monday-Friday. Those hours begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. daily. 


VOX Media Cafe launched in the summer of 2011 with four weeks of experiential classes taught by top-notch Atlanta-based media and writing professionals. In 2012, VOX expanded the program to include two advanced weeks of instruction in visual storytelling and literary nonfiction, and in 2013, VOX provided a deep dive into multimedia storytelling, with a full two weeks dedicated to developing and producing an interactive media package, taught by CNN/Turner adult volunteers. In 2014, VOX expanded its offering to include two, three-weeklong sessions in multimedia storytelling, combining the fundamentals of journalism and reporting with the real-world experience of backpack video and website production.

Work produced by participants in VOX Media Cafe is also published in print editions of VOX newspaper and on the VOX blog.

For more information about VOX Media Cafe, please click on the links above or feel free to contact the adult staff by email (katie@voxteencommunications.org) or by phone (404-614-0040). Applications for VMC 2015 are now available! Click here! Payment plans and scholarships are available.

Scenes from VOX Media Cafe

VMC 2012 Reporting Week

A compilation of photos from kickoff to week six!

Scenes from VOX Media Cafe

VOX Media Cafe 2013

See what this week VMCers were up to this week during Beginner Visual Storytelling

VOX Media Cafe Blog Posts

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"I loved experiencing the willingness of the students to experiment and push themselves. Watching them approach strangers and ask them if they would mind being photographed was great, and they all came back with great images."
— Instructor
VOX Media Cafe 2013

“The teens seemed genuinely appreciative to have me here. There's so much raw creativity; it's energizing for me to be in the same room as them when they're in creative mode.”
 — Instructor
VOX Media Cafe 2012

"I learned a lot about how InDesign worked, how to edit pictures, and a lot of camera tools. I also learned great team work activities."
 — Teen Participant
VOX Media Cafe 2013

“Very well thought out and organized programs that still left lots of room for spontaneity and serendipitous learning opportunities and friendships.”
 — Parent of Teen Participant
VOX Media Cafe 2012
"I got to practice writing in way's I'd never thought about. Recording the sounds for the MARTA story was a lot of fun, but it was also fun meeting new people."
— Teen Participant
VOX Media Cafe 2013