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  • $823 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Fong
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

My students need a new camera, flash memory card and camcorder with microphone to advance into the new digital age of news reporting.

My Students

In this new age of media, my journalism students need equipment to advance into the new millennium of news reporting. They would love to work on live reporting, podcasting, and videoing events and information.

My students are in 9th-12th grade.

They are ambitious and enthusiastic about their publication, and they work hard to make sure they are reporting the history of the school accurately and appropriately. Our school consists of approximately 2400 students. We have an Ondine and print publication funded solely on their fundraising and donations.

My Project

The equipment will be used to advance into the technological age we live in. A camera is needed for photojournalism--taking pictures as news or in combination with words. The camcorder will be used for live interviews, event coverage, or news videos. I can enhance the course to include lessons in multimedia news reporting. Furthermore, the students can provide a wider range of news coverage by using this new knowledge and equipment.

A picture is worth a thousand words and a video even more.

Many of my students want to become journalists in the future. I want to be able to provide them the basics of photojournalism--using both still photos with the camera and videos with the camcorder. The ability to use these forms of equipment is crucial in this day and age. Inspire my students by donating some new digital equipment to capture school history. Their possibilities will be endless. Thank you!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung MB-SS4GA - flash memory card - 4 GB - SD • Best Buy $8.99 1 $8.99
Nikon - 1 J1 10.1-Megapixel Digital Camera with 10-30mm Kit - White • Best Buy $399.99 1 $399.99
Samson - Dynamic Vocal Microphone • Best Buy $34.99 1 $34.99
Samsung - HD Flash Memory Camcorder - Black • Best Buy $149.99 1 $149.99

Materials cost

$593.96

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$54.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$699.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$123.39

Total project goal

$822.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$822.61

2 Donors

-$822.61

Donations toward project cost

-$699.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$123.39

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$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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