StoryCorps Animated Shorts
Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklike Center at the Library of Congress. A handful of those interviews are then animated and made available online and on public television through the PBS series POV. Please enjoy one of our favorites, Danny & Annie, above.
Marigold Media Group was brought on to in January 2014 and continues to work to promote and track the use of the entire catalog of StoryCorps Animated Shorts that are available for public television broadcast.
Among Marigold’s activities are reaching out to station programmers and traffic managers from all 188 public television markets, developing an organized and comprehensive tracking and reporting system for station carriage of the shorts, implementing a new monthly e-newsletter to promote upcoming thematic tie-ins for online and broadcast use and provide social media copy for Facebook and Twitter.