Young Voices Media Project VOMB's free annual training program for teen journalists

Telling stories in a changing world

Now in its third year, the Young Voices Media Project provides high school and first- to second-year college students from Monterey County hands-on instruction on the basics of media literacy, critical thinking, journalism, and news reporting from professional journalists. Students pitch ideas, conduct interviews, follow story leads and write/produce their own stories for Voices of Monterey Bay.

This year, we’re providing a fellowship of $400 to qualified students who successfully complete the two-week training. We’ve met in person at the beginning and end of the workshop, and online in between. The in-person meetings are held in accordance with Monterey County Health Department regulations to protect the health of the community during the pandemic.

We couldn’t be more proud of these youths who continue to give up part of their summer to learn the essential skills of journalism and contribute to their community with their words. Check out their work below.

Stories and bios for 2020 coming soon!

Class of 2020

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Class of 2019

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