To empower community members to share their own experiences and knowledge through online storytelling to inspire action and improve people's lives.
Developed in partnership with I-Newsand the Open Media Foundation, with support from the Piton, Denver, and John S. and James L. Knightfoundations, the Floodlight Project uses a free, open source platform to help Colorado residents shine a light on issues while contributing to a larger story about their community. It aims to strengthen communities by enabling individuals and organizations to publish online stories that are backed up by data and enhanced by multimedia, increasing awareness of local issues and enabling residents to share their thoughts.
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Visitors to the site can browse storiesby topic, location, organization, and project (collection) or construct their own storiesby adding to a template materials such as text, photos, videos, and data visualizations; uploading or linking to source data; tagging the story; and posting it to Floodlight and other social networks. They also can explore tools and tips on the elements of storytelling, photos and images, data analysis and visualization, audio storytelling, and the Creative Commonsopen licensing system.