I just love The Listening Project by BBC Radio 4. Very natural territory for digital storytellers, the project is about capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today and preserve it for future generations.
I caught the first episode of this on catch-up last night. I wasn’t aware of it’s existence, I just stumbled upon it whilst trawling the iplayer for something halfway decent to watch.
Now, it’s not the best programme in the world, but it is rather sweet. We get to learn about Frith’s amazing photographs, which so thoroughly documented real life in Victorian Britain, and that’s more than enough to content me!
It’s well worth a watch for anyone interested in social history, early and documentary photography, Francis Frith, Victoriana and Britain’s changing landscapes.
We’d like to invite you or your organization to participate in our 2012 TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge. We’re in the midst of an exciting challenge with learning opportunities and a chance to submit your one-minute video or five-photo slideshow to win excellent award donations from our partners.
This challenge is open to all social benefit organizations regardless of 501(c)(3) status or location, and your finished product is yours to keep and use.
How to get involved this year
· Encourage everyone you know to participate! Spread the word: www.tsdigs.org
· Subscribe to our Google group to stay up to date on all of these exciting happenings
Maybe you think you don’t have time to make a one-minute video? Think again!
Remember that video is the content people are spending the most time with online these days, and digital stories are a powerful way to share the passion and hard work your organization has for its mission!
What’s your organization’s story? Share it now!
Your friends at TechSoup.
About TechSoup Global: Founded in 1987 as CompuMentor, TechSoup Global is a recognized leader in bringing technological empowerment and philanthropy to social benefit organizations — including nonprofits, non-governmental organizations, libraries, and other social change agents. It administrates a range of major programs on the international, national, and local level, including the operation of its nonprofit technology website TechSoup and product distribution service. TechSoup Global’s initiative NetSquared helps nonprofits utilize the social web to extend their reach and impact, and the TechSoup Global Network is aimed at building NGO capacity worldwide.