The StoryMaker Project is created for everyone who wants to produce high quality news. With smart phones gaining more popularity, the possibility for citizen reporting becomes larger. This can play an important role in the provision of reliable information.
StoryMaker provides the technology and training to make every person a multimedia reporter. The app includes editing software, built-in media training and the possibility to share your stories securely over the Internet. Small World News, the Guradian Project, Free Press Unlimited, the International Center for Journalists, Scal.io and the Open Technology Fund all played a part in bringing this project to life. With StoryMaker we will have more stories, more impact.
Small World News
Small World News focuses on developing the capacity of citizens to engage with the international community in crisis areas and conflict zones. As an organization their focus is to guide local citizens through the entire storytelling process, from learning to produce professional media to distributing via social media and leveraging relevant technologies to broaden the impact.
Scal.io is a mobile & web application design + development shop located in San Francisco. They build elegant, highly-functional applications for Web, iOS, OSX, Android, and Windows. Scal.io helps startups, large companies and their own entrepreneurs create state-of-the-art applications and infrastructure that scales. They develop product in innovative ways, delivering projects for clients, while also building products through their own team and with partners using the Scal.io platform. Bradley & Josh (co-founders) have over thirty combined years of software development and management experience in the corporate environment (Fortune 100), start-ups, and entrepreneurial ventures.
The Guardian Project
The Guardian Project aims to create easy to use apps, open-source software libraries and operating system modifications, and customized mobile devices that can be used and deployed around the world, by any person looking to protect their communications and personal data from unjust intrusion and monitoring.
Free Press Unlimited
Free Press Unlimited works to ensure that reliable news and information are and remain available to people across the globe. Particularly people in countries where there is little to no press freedom. By supporting local media professionals and journalists, Free Press Unlimited helps to enable as many people as possible to gain and keep access to the information they require to survive and develop.
Open Technology Fund
Open Technology Fund is a Radio Free Asia program created in 2012. RFA’s mission is to provide accurate and timely information to the people of Asia who lack adequate protections for freedom of expression, free speech, and a free press. In a 21st century society, creating and protecting these freedoms requires technology tools that enable the exercise of human rights within repressive societies.
The International Center for Journalists
The International Center for Journalists advances quality journalism worldwide. Their hands-on programs combine the best professional practices with new technologies. They believe that responsible journalism empowers citizens and holds governments accountable.
A video about the StoryMaker Camp, held at the Dead Sea in Jordan, in January 2014. Featuring various contributors to the development and implementation of the project.