Sandy Storyline – New Paticipatory Documentary

Interesting collaborative project, sharing stories related to Hurricane Sandy. Details below. -Mia

I want to tell you about a new project we've launched called Sandy Storyline. It is a participatory documentary project that invites contributions from anyone with a cell phone or telephone. We are also working with lots of media makers and audio story tellers to collect storie in sound, photographs, and written stories. The technology we are using is developed by MIT Center for Civic Media and a tech start up called Cowbird.

I'm writing to AIR to see if any of you fine folks might be interested in helping collect stories. Please email if you are interested.

We are also looking for radio stations who are in the listener areas that were hit by superstorm Sandy that might be interested in doing stories on the project, PSA, or helping us get the word out to listeners about this participatory project.
Here's the info:
A beta site should be live in the next few days here: but currently also lives here:

Sandy Storyline is a participatory documentary about Hurricane Sandy and efforts to recover and rebuild our neighborhoods.

Share a moment. Share an image. Share a reflection. Share a vision for the future.

Using any phone or mobile device you can contribute a story:

Send a text or picture message from your phone to
Call (888) 803-9856 to record your testimony and listen to other people’s stories.

Want to help us collect stories? Email sandystoryline (at) gmail (dot) com to get involved.

Sandy StoryLine is a collaboration between, the MIT Center for Civic Media, in partnership with Cowbird,, Occupied Stories and a growing number of media makers, storytellers and people like you.

2 thoughts on “Sandy Storyline – New Paticipatory Documentary”

  1. Hi Amanda. Thanks for writing, and thank you for your great work! I’m thinking you probably want to reach out to the Sandy Storyline people directly. Here’s their info!:
    Best of luck to you.

  2. Hi!

    I am one of the founding members of the Long Beach, NY Hurricane Information Page [] and The Long Reach Foundation []

    I would love to speak with you about the experience of creating and managing a resource over 13,000 people are continuing to use to find information about the disaster.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    –Mandy Hession

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