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YouTube partners Pullitzer Center for journalism contest

September 9th, 2008Posted by in Citizen journalism, Journalism

As reported last month, YouTube has created a competition for ‘non-professional, aspiring journalists’ as part of its new journalism programme.

The Pullitzer Center has now come on board to support the Project:Report contest, which aims to ‘tell stories that might not otherwise be covered by traditional media’.

The winner will receive a scholarship at the center and a $10,000 grant to produce a video report from anywhere in the world.

The first assignment of the competition (there will be three rounds in total) asks YouTubers to profile someone in their community and produce a video report in English of no more than three minutes.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel from the Pullitzer Center and 10 successful entrants will move onto the next stage. This phase will be judged by YouTube users, who will select five finalists.

The closing date for the first round is midnight (EST) on October 5.

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