West Virginia Public Broadcasting Published

Teacher Strike Visuals Sought for Mini-Documentary


The Charleston Gazette-Mail, in collaboration with West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon, is producing a crowd-sourced mini-documentary on the just-completed West Virginia teacher strike.

We are looking for photos, short smartphone or camera videos and Facebook Live and Twitter videos from those who participated in the strike or recorded pieces of it. We are looking for content from all days of the strike, including the celebration at the Capitol the day it was resolved.

What to submit:

  • Photos: We want to see your top 5 images (maximum)
  • Videos: Share a short video clip taken on your phone or camera (max 2 minutes or 100 MB in size)
  • Links: Share your social media links to any Youtube videos, Facebook Live videos or Facebook and Twitter accounts where you uploaded videos. Also send iconic Tweets or Tweetstorms from the strike.

How to submit:

  • Photos and links can be emailed to social@wvgazettemail.com. Please include your name, phone and e-mail and the date you recorded your material in the email.
  • Videos and photos can be uploaded to Dropbox. Please rename your files to include your name (for example: SallyHawkins1.jpg, SallyHawkins2.mov). Visit this web address to upload files: dropbox.com/request/No8oPv7wr0QO5xCdKoLj. Our Dropbox will only accept video files that are 100 MB or less, or two minutes long. Send us a link if it’s a larger file. And even if you use Dropbox, email us at social@wvgazettemail.com with your name, contact info and the date your material was recorded.

If you can’t figure out how to get your stuff off your phone, email douglas@wvgazette.com or call 304-348-3017 and arrange to bring your phone/camera to us at the Gazette-Mail’s building at 1001 Virginia St. E. in Charleston, and we’ll get the material off your device.