Sue Salinger writes, produces and directs participatory, social change media. As an independent producer/director, Salinger specializes in micro-budget approaches to multi-platform storytelling.
With 20+ years of experience as a national and international television and radio producer (LA, Boston, Detroit, San Francisco), Salinger works concept to completion, including: multiple-platform project design, audience development, budgeting and fundraising, creative direction, crewing strategies for all budget levels, production supervision, post production.
Recent projects include:
(2008) created collaborative, independent citizen journalism project to cover the DNC, training and placing 40 multimedia crews
(2005-2007) developed and produced 22 episodes of investigative news programming for Free Speech TV (sourcecode.freespeech.org) while acting as Director of Production for this national not-for-profit network
(2002-2005) developed the nationally-acclaimed Naropa Audio Archive Project to digitize, preserve, catalog 2000 hours of audio poetics from the Kerouac School for web delivery, attracting NEH, NEA and Grammy funding,
produced a one hour doc on arts and social change during the RNC, directed SULHA, a feature length documentary on grass roots peacemaking efforts in the Middle East Documented His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Mind and Life Institute 2004 meetings in Dharamsala and at MIT.
Prior commercial media projects include:
Developing and producing KBCO-FM's #1 Morning Show in Denver/Boulder (Clear Channel)
Creative Services Director for the startup and launch of 8 of the STARZ pay TV channels ($2 million annual budget managing 45 staffers), and for the international launch of MGM Gold, a pay tv movie service in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan. Her news and documentary shows have aired on Discovery, the Travel Channel, NBC, as well as in broadcast syndication nationally.
Salinger teaches audio and video production, fundraising, new media tactics, and writing. Her current focus is on participatory media (independent, alternative and citizen media) including digital archiving of audio and video. She is a PhD candidate in Media and Communications Philosophy.