The ultimate goal of Teenvoice.com is to become
a VOICE of teens from across Bergen County via
Internet. Any teen with access to the Internet will have the
power to express his or her views to the
entire on-line community in a dynamic,
Interactions with The Record and the
While still in its developmental stages, members of the
staff visited The Record
and the Associated Press (AP)
to find out how the professionals create and
maintain a news service. They sat in on
press conferences, visited the arts and graphics departments,
and even learned how to acquire articles from the AP
wire provided by the The Record.
The Record seemed a natural choice for partnership in this
project, since it is the leading North Jersey newspaper serving the
community for over 30 years, and because of our common vision for an
on-line magazine for teens by teens.
Meanwhile, preparations were being made back at the Academy for the completion of
the first demonstration issue of Teenvoice.com. It was
presented on November 6, 1996,
to The Record executives and
Academy administrators. The first beta non-commercial edition
appeared on the web on January 27, 1997, kicking off the on-line new year
with a dose of teen spirit.
Bumps on the Road
The whole process of creating an on-line newspaper involves a lot of hard work and
technicalities, as the staff of Teenvoice.com found out.
Creating and modifying web pages
for each article, making the links to other pages and putting in
graphics took up the most time. Although
there were only a few people on the staff in the beginning, everyone worked overtime
to make everything perfect for the first demo. Meetings during lunch and afterschool
helped bring the staff together to focus on what needed to be done.
Although it will be
a lot of work, in the end, Teenvoice.com will be a
successful, highly entertaining, and
valuable media tool for teenagers and students all
across the web.
Teenvoice.com keeps going and going
and going and going...
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