Charity: water has created a nice collection of photoessay profiles of those helped by their clean water initiatives. Many of the stories were composed in either Medium or Exposure, both easy-to-use platforms for creating and sharing multimedia webtexts.
These written profiles are aggregated from Reclaim, the magazine of the nonprofit bicycling, walking, and public transit advocacy organization, Transportation Alternatives. In each profile, an ordinary or extraordinary New Yorker who commutes by bicycle to work is interviewed about his or her commute and experiences riding a bike. The magazine also publishes “Partner Profiles” of […]
The Union Rescue Mission, in Los Angeles, CA, has produced a series of videos about individuals that the mission has helped in their journey out of homelessness. The videos are impressively produced and the organization has created them at a steady pace, enough so that they constitute a “series,” Stories from Skid Row.
The Red Cross mailed out video cameras to people it had helped and asked them to film their own messages. The videos were edited into shorts, and circulated via the web and television commercials. The Red Cross mailed out video cameras to people it had helped and asked them to film their own messages. The […]
To raise awareness among lower-Manhattan residents and workers who fell ill or suffered physical or emotional harm as a result of the World Trade Center collapse, the CDC created video testimonials from those who received assistance from the World Trade Center Health Program. Each short video features an individual describing his or her symptoms and […]
Started in 2014, this project follows eleven undergraduate students throughout the academic year. Georgetown Stories continues as both a robust microsite, full of user-created content that showcases student experiences at the university, and as a wider online community around #GeorgetownStories.
You Can Go is a collection of video narratives told by students who overcame financial obstacles to attending college. The stories, the first of which were collected in 2011, are featured prominently on the You Can Go website, a campaign that resulted from a partnership between the College Board and The Education Conservancy. Each video […]
Oberlin College aspired to gather 1000 personal stories from its students, alumni, faculty, and staff members, to “collectively explain the merits and strengths of Oberlin in a very honest and organic way.” The stories are written personal narratives with a personal photograph, and are submitted their authors. The story collection is searchable by topic, and […]
Throwback Summer [now offline—link above goes to archived version] was a storytelling contest organized by Caring Across Generations, an advocacy group for aging Americans, to celebrate Grandparents Day in the summer of 2014. The project gathered user-submitted photographs and short narratives about grandparents or other significant older adults, which were submitted in contest categories such […]
The Nurse-Family Partnership connects first-time moms with a home-visiting nurse. The organization has collected written stories from first-time moms, new dads, and nurses to better describe the challenges faced by first-time parents and to show how the relationship with a nurse benefits the family. The stories have a journalistic tone to them, but give lots […]