"The StoryCorps app and StoryCorps.me, can be used by groups to record and share personal stories, including as a way to raise awareness about an important issue or experience."
If you listen to National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, you have probably heard of “America’s Oral History Project” – StoryCorps.
This year, Voices has partnered with StoryCorp’s Chicago office to offer workshops, and we are exploring other ways that StoryCorps can help us – and you – tap into the power of story to explain what civil legal aid is, and why it matters.
As a start, we want introduce you to the “StoryCorps App” – a tool that allows you to record good quality audio on your smartphone. In addition to the app, StoryCorps provides guidance and resources to help you conduct effective interviews. The recordings can then be edited and used by your organization.
The StoryCorps app, and its accompanying website, StoryCorps.me, can be used by groups to record and share personal stories, including as a way to raise awareness about an important issue or experience. Here are some strategies to help groups use the StoryCorps App in their communities. We know of at least one civil legal aid organization that is already exploring a partnership with its local public radio station.
Here are links to a few of the resources StoryCorps offers to help users of the app have a successful experience:
More resources on how to use the StoryCorps App can be found here: https://storycorps.me/about/resources/
If you decide to try using the StoryCorps App (or if you already have), we would love to hear about your experience. We’ll keep you posted as the Voices – StoryCorps partnership continues to develop.