What a way to finish VOX Media Cafe 2016! In the three weeks we’ve been together, we watched the teens become journalists fighting for the story that needs to be told.
After the attack in Nice, France, we asked Atlantans how safe they felt as the city prepares to celebrate the Centennial Olympic Games 20th anniversary.
VOX Media Cafe reporters spoke with some locals in the Downtown Atlanta area and asked if a Trump-Pence ticket will be helpful or harmful to the country.
During week two, VMC participants were in the field shooting video and working with professional journalists to learn shooting and editing skills. “It was hard not to cut off sentences while editing the video,” says Chris Rogers, 13. “But it was fun.”
VOX Media Cafe’s first week was interesting and fun. As the participants carefully tread the waters of journalism, I tried to fit into my role as intern.
Has the massacre in Orlando effected public opinion on gun control? VOX wanted to hear from people in Atlanta about whether gun control was the problem.
We decided to get Atlanta’s opinion about whether they thought the series was rigged in order to extend the series to a seventh game, what they think the outcome of Game Seven will be and why they thought the Warriors lost Game Six.
“I definitely feel unsafe out in the world sometimes,” said 18-year-old Alpharetta resident Heath Goldmon. “[The shooting] has made me remember that safety isn’t guaranteed. Not anywhere.”