For Storygatherers

Here you will find a link to complete online trainings about how to do face-to-face interviews for the project, how to take documentary photographs, and how to make your own audio documentaries, as well as other tips and resources if you would like to help give voice to economic inequality. You can contribute story materials to the project by clicking on the button below which will take you to the 1500 Stories Dropbox folder, or by emailing them to jennifermyhre@1500stories.org. Please be sure to include the relevant release forms with your submissions.

For Teachers or Community Organizations

Here you will find open source curricular materials if you would like to do assignments in your classes that ask students to contribute interviews, photographs, or documentaries to the project. You are welcome to use them in their entirety or to adapt them in any way you see fit. You will also find a link to the online trainings that are publicly available. Any story materials whether visual, audio or video can be submitted to the project either through email to jennifermyhre@1500stories.org or through the button below which will take you to the 1500 Stories Dropbox folder. Please be sure to include the relevant release forms with your submissions.

1500 Stories Question Bank

Here you will find the suggested list of questions for storygathering. The list is designed to produce a good interview flow for people who have never conducted interviews before, but you are also welcome to add to or adapt it for your own purposes. Think of the Question Bank as a kind of map for the territory your interview will cover, rather than as a "script" to be followed word for word. The strongest interviews will flow from follow-up questions that dig more deeply into what the interviewee shares with you.

Release Forms for Story Submissions

Here you will find all of the relevant release forms that participants in the project might need: the interview release form, release forms for producers of documentaries, photographs or writing, and release forms for photography subjects.

Research on Economic Inequality

Here you will find links to quantitative data about economic inequality in the U.S.