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Everybody Needs Someone, The Aging out of Foster Care Project Book is nearly sold out.  Order your copy today and help us afford a second run! You can order our book through paypal by selecting the Buy Now button below. The book is 94 pages, 9″x12″. Funds raised through the sale of the book will […]

How to record clear audio on a mobile phone


How to record clear audio on a mobile phone  Originally published on International Journalists’ Network 9/13/12 by Lindsay Kalter Mobile reporting skills are becoming a prerequisite for many journalism jobs and assignments. Reporters should know how to capture sound to use in web and broadcast reports, or to simply record interviews to transcribe into text later. While it’s simple […]

The latest in Crowdfunding. Raise Funds!

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Our friends at Causevox published a very helpful free ebook called “7 Habits of Highly Effective Personal Fundraisers.”  Get it Here:  We couldn’t have said it better.  A must download for anyone running a fund-raising campaign. Here are some of our favorite online fund raising platforms: hyper local community funded journalism […]


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NGOS: “For Agros International as an development organization, partnering with SalaamGarage did require a significant commitment, fortunately the return-on-investment is more than significant.  The process for us was highly collaborative and informative.  Agros already has a program for connecting partners with the people we work with in Latin America, integrating SalaamGarage’s unique approach to citizen […]

CAUSEVOX: Your Story Starts Here


(Rerouted from our amazing friends at TBD. You need to know about them) From LIVESTRONG to charity:water, the best nonprofits let their supporters become part of their story. But while lots of new nonprofits are great at fieldwork, few have the tech or tale-telling abilities to instantly grab their audience’s attention. CauseVox creates custom public support and online fundraising […]

Kickstarting My Next Journey, Women of the World: Ethiopia!


By Kristie McLean One week from today I will be flying to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on a trip to highlight the issue of obstetric fistula and women’s reproductive health as a member of the SalaamGarage media team. I’ve been passionate about women’s issues for many years (education for girls, child-brides in Afghanistan, women’s groups saving […]

How Kickstarter Got Me Started

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BY JONATHAN HANSON Amazing, is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the experience crowd sourcing has been for me.  I was very apprehensive at first. The thought of asking for money from friends, family and the general public was not something I wanted to do.  After giving it thought, I realized […]

Glimpse Correspondents Program

By Julie Schwietert originally published at Matador Glimpse Correspondents Program Opens for Spring 2011 Applications. The Glimpse Correspondents program, run by Matador and supported, in part, by National Geographic, supports travel writers and photographers by awarding a cash stipend and editorial guidance for their work. Glimpse also provides an online platform for expanding the Correspondents’ […]

Your Fund Raising Campaign


Last night I spoke at the ASPP (New York Chapter of the American Society of Picture Professionals) on how to make non-profit photography projects happen. I spoke after photographer George del Barrio shared his portrait and documentary project documenting Cambodia’s master artists who survived the Khmer Rouge.  To raise money for the processing of heaps […]

Meetup Tuesday- Little Media Big Change

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Tuesday Sept 21, 2010 6:30pm-9:00pm The SalaamGarage Fall 2010 Humanitarian Media Meetup please RSVP at our SalaamGarage NYC Meetup group, click here -Big Announcement!  Launching our first SalaamGarage Local Grant at this Meetup!  The grants will support writers, reporters, and bloggers to collaborate with photographers and other image-makers to create stories that matter.  SalaamGarage has […]

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is August 19, 2010 The 2010 World Humanitarian Day project is a collaborative film shot in over 40 countries in under 9 weeks, on a shoestring budget – with the goal of showing the enormous diversity of places, faces and endeavors of humanitarian aid workers in 2010. It was filmed by humanitarian […]

How I Pay for my Projects

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by Amanda Koster, SalaamGarage founder from the original post on her personal blog passion. commitment. focus. talent. intuition. faith. trust. many people ask me ‘how do you make your projects happen?’ what people really want to know how on earth i fund them. well, with money of course. but that’s not the real question. anyone can […]

Get Funded


Apply for a Grant For the professional journalist, your best exposure and most support could come from applying for a grant. Center for Investigative Reporting Grants and Pulitzer Center Grants We talk about SalaamGarage team member Daysha Eaton and her grant application with Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and her fundraising efforts here. Spot.Us is […]

Hey Citizen Journalist, Get Published


Citizen Journalism Sites Opportunities to get your stories and projects published online are exploding just as traditional media outlets implode. CNN and Reuters Submit your stories to the citizen journalist components at major news outlets like and Reuters/YouWitness, are publishing photos, videos, and stories by ….anyone. CNN’s iReport “is a user-generated site. That means […]

Are you a travel writing Matador?

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Sometimes volunteering and working with non-profits around the world drains one’s bank account. One way to make some extra money while traveling and making a difference is through travel writing and multimedia production. My favorite resource online is the Matador Network. The Matador Network is a terrific independent adventure and travel magazine online. Not only […], Create your own Digital Magazine

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An exciting new launch, one that promises a rebirth for the local paper and niche magazines. A July ’09 NYTimes story: A Quick Path to Magazine Editor and Publisher by Claire Cain Miller, is a brief delve into one of the many prospects for citizen journalism’s future. Claire Miller’s piece explores which is a […]

Daysha is for fundraising for Vietnam

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On Journalist Daysha Eaton’s website the tagline is “changing the world one story at a time.” She is after just that. This week Daysha applied for a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting with a pitch to tell the story of how the Vietnamese are still suffering post Vietnam War. In her […]

Get Multi with your Media, Create your story

Storytelling tools you need to build multimedia stories: iLife for Mac (garage band, imovie, and iphoto together) then you export the project as a Quicktime.. Final Cut Express for Mac for the most flexibility and editing options if you can’t afford Final Cut Pro. Most citizen journalists and media creators don’t need the full professional […]

Get it Out! How to start a Blog or a Website

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You have projects to share and stories to tell. Getting started is hard and intimidating. This article might make it harder because there are so many choices. But I know you can do it. Start a Blog. Blogs can be linear and journal-like or they can act like a webpage for a single subject. You […]

Publish that Photography Project

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Favorite Places on the web for photography stories that matter: Blue Earth Alliance: They support and raise funds to get stories that matter told. Overlooked and under-reported issues from human rights to the environment. They accept project proposals 4 times a year. Collective Lens: “promotes social change with your photos. Upload a photo and help […]