VMC Teen Application 2020
Please complete this form if you're applying for VOX Media Cafe 2020. 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.
COVID 19 Update: While we would love to meet all of you in person, our priority is to guarantee the safety of both our participants and staff members. To that end, VOX will proceed with 3 FREE virtual two-week sessions that will encompass a modified version of our in-person VMC curriculum.
What This Looks Like:
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 wifi connection with a laptop/tablet or a smartphone with web camera capabilities will be integral to participation in this program.
There will be an optional afternoon 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 to much success.
We ask that all participants submit a $25 deposit upon acceptance into the program to reserve their space. The deposit will be returned once the participant has started the program.
Please answer each question completely. Thank you for applying to VOX Media Cafe!
The information below is regarding the teen applicant. We ask that the teen fills out this portion of the application, with help from a parent/guardian as needed. If more than one teen is applying from your family, please complete separate applications for each participant.
Teen's First Name
Teen's Last Name
Teen's Preferred Name
Date of Birth
Please indicate how old you (the teen participant) will be at the start of the VMC session.
What are you preferred gender pronouns?
Full Street Address
Please provide city, state, zip code, too. This address should be your mailing address, as materials will be sent to assist in participation of the program.
County of Residence (We are currently only accepting applicants from the five county metro region):
Teen's Email Address
VOX will primarily communicate with teens via email (please check spelling!)
Teen's Preferred Phone Number
Teen's T-Shirt Size
Please tell us where you want this experience to take you and what you hope to gain from it.
Please answer this question honestly and in complete sentences. Word count should be between 250-300 words.
Tell us how experienced you are with journalism and media creation. Have you ever written an article, produced a video or podcast before? What have you been up to? Please be honest and concise. Your answer to this question will not influence whether you're chosen for our program. We just want to know how to best support your growth.
What skill areas are you most interested in pursuing at VOX? Check all that apply.
Journalism (interviewing, reporting, investigation)
Video (shooting and editing video content)
Audio (recording and editing audio content; contributing to the podcast)
Art (drawing, painting, other forms of visual story telling)
Community leadership (facilitation, project planning, ambassadorship)
VOX Media Cafe participants put together a multimedia project on a topic of their choice that is relevant to metro Atlanta teens. Please name one or two story topics you are interested in covering this summer.
I'd like to register for the following session(s) of VOX Media Cafe 2020:
Please note : Each 2 week session runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with an optional afternoon session from 2-3 p.m. Some work may be required outside of those hours for successful publication. Participants are expected to participate for the ENTIRE two weeks. If there is a scheduling conflict, we ask that it is communicated well in advance.
FULL- Session 1: June 2020 (June 1, 2020- June 12, 2020)
FULL- Session 2: June 2020 (June 15, 2020 - June 26, 2020)
Session 3: VMC Graduates: Next Level*, July 2020 (July 6, 2020-July 17, 2020) -- *Advanced session reserved for current VOXers and/or teens who have already completed a previous VMC session
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