Monday, November 3, 2008

Project: Report - What's your story?

Is there something happening where you live that you think the world should know about? An important story you want to share that others around the world might relate to? Now is your chance to tell that story for the chance to win technology prizes from Sony & Intel.

In Round 2 of Project: Report, the journalism contest YouTube is holding in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, aspiring journalists are asked to tell a local story unfolding in their communities that demonstrates global issues or challenges. Your videos must be four minutes or less, and submitted in English or with English subtitles.

If you're looking for some examples, check out this video from Pulitzer Center journalist Kwame Dawes on the HIV epidemic in Jamaica. He also offers tips for how to make a local story globally relevant.

The deadline for Round 2 submissions is just one week from today, so make sure to submit your video to the Project: Report channel ( by Sunday November 9 at midnight PT.

The 10 semi-finalists chosen by the Pulitzer Center after Round 1 are busy working on their videos for Round 2, and you'll have the opportunity to vote on which of these reporters should advance to the final round and compete for the grand prize -- a $10,000 journalism fellowship to report on a story abroad.

So stay tuned!

Olivia M.
YouTube News & Politics

Link - from YouTube Blog
Almost new in Labs: SMS Text Messaging for chat
New in Labs: Calendar and Docs gadgets
Visualizing data in the cloud
A picture of a thousand words?

No comments: