We're partnering with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a non-partisan think tank, to commission 2-3 minute stories on how climate change is affecting food production around the globe. We're looking for character-driven videos that highlight innovative responses and proposed solutions for communities under threat.
We’re very pleased to announce a partnership with POV, PBS’s longest running documentary series, to commission several 4-10 minute documentaries about the most pressing African-American issues of our time. The series will air on POV's website in conjunction with the February national broadcast premiere of the critically acclaimed documentary American Promise.
In light of the recent increase of attacks on freedom of press around the world, Storyhunter is commissioning a global web series on journalist repression. Two French journalists were killed last month in Mali, adding to a total of 48 journalists killed this year in direct reprisal for their work or while covering violence or protests, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Governments and other organizations often jail journalists, with a record 232 imprisoned in 2012, preventing them from uncovering wrongdoing or human rights abuse. Storyhunter is paying US$1200 for each 4-8 minute, character-driven story, and the December 20th pitching deadline is quickly approaching.
If you're a freelance video journalist or documentary filmmaker, help us get the truth out, raise awareness, and hopefully exert pressure on those who try to silence our fellow colleagues.
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Examples of previous Storyhunter videos on journalism repression
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We're really thrilled that out of 500 tech startups in Brooklyn, Business Insider picked Storyhunter as one of the top 13. Thanks to all of our Storyhunters around the world and our team in Dumbo for all the hard work!
Here's the text of an article written by International Journalist Network, or IJNet, about Storyhunter:
Storyhunter Helps Video Journalists Tell Untold Stories
By Jessica Weiss
(August 19)--When journalists Elie Gardner and Oscar Durand read a press release about a massive aerobics class that would be held inside one of Latin America’s most notorious prisons, they knew there must be a more meaningful story beneath the hype.
Storyhunter is pleased to announce a new agreement with AOL to become a “featured partner” for news video on their premium-content platform. Our English-language videos will now be distributed on AOL On through our very own Storyhunter-branded channel. We're excited about this important partnership and the opportunity to introduce Storyhunter to a new audience on AOL.
Reforma, one of Mexico's most prominent newspapers, recently wrote a feature story on Storyhunter. For those of you that read Spanish, here it is.