Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change
by Tracey Friesen
ABOUT THE BOOK
Authored by Tracey Friesen, this book is a practical guide for media-makers, funders, and activists who share the common goal of creating an impact with their work. Today, social-issues storytellers are sharpening their craft, while funders with finite resources focus on reach, and strategic innovators bring more robust impact evaluation tools. Friesen illuminates the spark at the core of these three pursuits.
Structured around stories from the frontlines, this book reveals best practices in the fields of documentary, independent journalism and digital content. Practitioners and students of media, as well as those who may finance or employ it for social activism, will gain practical know-how and inspiration.
Twenty-one stories from people behind such powerful works as CITIZENFOUR, The Corporation, Virunga, Being Caribou, Age of Stupid, and Food Inc.
Six key story ingredients for creating compelling content.
Six possible money sources for financing your work.
Six impact outcome goals to further your reach.
Seven practical worksheets for your own projects.
POV Magazine: How to Build an Effective Social Impact Campaign, June 2016
Vancouver Observer: A Resource for Funding Media, May 2016
SydneysBuzz: Film/Media and Social Change - Canada & Beyond, Dec 2016
BIL Conference, VIDEO of "The Transformative Power of Local Media". Feb 2016
Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Vancouver, AUDIO of book arrival, on 'Janice & Cory'. March 2016
Hot Docs, VIDEO of Funding Media for Social Change workshop. Toronto, May 2016
Women in Film & TV Vancouver, Funding Media for Social Change. March 2016.
SFU Graduate Liberal Studies Symposium, Ideas, Media & Social Change. June 2016
Monetizing Your Creativity Podcast, 'Writing Careers'. Feb 2017.
Monetizing Your Creativity Podcast, 'How to Get Your Doc Made'. Dec 2017