Twenty teen journalists will cover 3,000 miles in ten days, finding, shooting, and uploading video stories, blogs, and photo galleries.
There a millions of stories out there. We plan to find as many as we can in just ten days, and share them with the world.
The staff of "HTV Magazine," the award-winning broadcast produced by students at Hillcrest High School in Springfield, MO, is hitting the road on July 25 of 2011. Our goal is to swing south, through Memphis, New Orleans, Panama City, Charleston, Knoxville and Louisville, looking for stories we can share each day via our website, www.htvmagazine.com.
We will upload video stories, photos, audio clips, and daily blogs each step of the way. Our online audience can post feedback about our content, suggest stories, and virtually take this journey with us.
This is our second attempt at such a tour. Our first took place in March of 2009, and it was the most educational, "real-world" experience we have ever experienced. We certainly think it is worth repeating.
"Convergence" is what modern journalism is all about...telling stories in numerous ways, using all sorts of tools and technology. The twenty students tackling this project will have the unique opportunity to face the following challenge every day: "Get off the bus and find a story."
The entire project will cost about $22,000. Our $6,000 Kickstarter goal, if we reach it, would cover about half of the cost for our transportation.
We hope you will support us, then follow along online next summer as we head down the highway to do journalism the old-fashioned way, while delivering the results in a 21st century way.
Learn more about us at: http://www.htvmagazine.com
None of the students participating in this 2011 project were part of the 2009 tour. This will be a first-time experience for the 20 young people who hop on the bus on July 25 to make the trip across the South. They are not receiving class credit for the project. They do expect to become better journalists by participating, and they will all return to Hillcrest High School next fall.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on January 31, 2011.
Dec 20, 2010 - Jan 31, 2011
Pledge $10 or more
Receive a postcard photo of the HTV staff from one of our bus tour stops.
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The staff photo postcard, plus access to a free digital download of our two compilation shows, which we will produce when we return home in August. These shows will feature stories and other previously-unpublished clips and content from our ten-day journey.
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Staff photo postcard, plus a copy of the DVD of the bus tour, complete with the two compilation shows, and special features available only on this DVD.
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The staff photo postcard, the DVD, and an official HTV On the Road tee-shirt.
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The staff photo postcard, the DVD, the HTV On the Road tee-shirt, plus a flash drive containing 200 photos from our ten-day trip.
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The staff photo postcard, the DVD, the HTV On the Road tee-shirt, the flash drive, and "Assistant Producer" credit on both of the compilation shows we will produce upon our return.
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The staff photo postcard, the DVD, the tee-shirt, the flash drive, plus your business logo placed on our 2011 Bus Tour web page, and "Producer" credit on each of the two compilation shows.