StoryCorps: Listen, Honor, Share

Our mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

StoryCorps is one of the most powerful storytelling tools in our country. It gives real people an opportunity to tell their stories. Topics range from traumatic experiences like war, racial discrimination, and imprisonment, to heartwarming topics like love, family, and friendship.

StoryCorps audio is broadcast and streamed on NPR stations and websites. Their main format is audio, but they also post video stories using animation, photos, and quotes. Here are a few examples of StoryCorps stories from the StoryCorps YouTube channel.

Take a look at how StoryCorps displays their multimedia stories on their website:

I encourage you to subscribe to their free podcast.

Want to work or intern at StoryCorps? Apply here. I also suggest you take a look at their blog to learn more about their initiatives like the Justice Project.

Check out some of their interview questions on their Instagram account:

Published by JeanetteAbrahamsen

I am an instructional designer and TV news instructor at the University of South Florida. My passion for innovating learning led me to pursue my PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Instructional Technology. I love creating media to enhance eLearning and foster online engagement. I teach students to create multimedia stories for broadcast, web and social media platforms. I lead the Florida Focus class where students produce daily news shows that air on Tampa's PBS station. My reporting classes collaborated with Tampa's NPR station to produce award-winning stories. I am an Emmy Award-winning journalist. I produced thousands of hours of TV news in some of America's largest media markets at Tampa's NBC station, San Diego's ABC station and the San Diego Union-Tribune. I also produced immersive 360-degree virtual tours at the University of South Florida and reported for Hashtag Our Stories.

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