Introduction – Recording Ethically and with Consent

At StoryCorps, we want to ensure that our content, programs, and services are accessible to people of all backgrounds, identities, and abilities. We strive to make sure every individual and community group we engage with feels honored and respected in the recording space. In the following lessons we discuss consent, release forms, and the important steps to make sure all participants are aware of and comfortable with the ways we will be using the recordings. Additionally, we include ideas on generally engaging participants thoughtfully and with respect.