MySpace And WSJ Sending One User To Davos

    December 18, 2009

MySpace, The Wall Street Journal, and the World Economic Forum, are giving a MySpace user the chance to be a citizen journalist at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2010 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

The MySpace Citizen Journalist winner will be chosen by a panel of experts and will join the Davos press corps using MySpace to report on the conference news and interview world leaders about relevant issues. This year the contest is expanding to include entries from users in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The MySpace Citizen Journalist competition encourages users to upload videos explaining why they should be chosen as the special correspondent.


Applicants must explain why they deserve to report from the World Economic Forums’ Annual Meeting and answer one of the following questions:

Name two issues – one global and one local – in which you’ve been actively engaged over the past year. What have they taught you about your impact in the world?

Which country caught your attention most this year? What are the primary issues facing its citizens and how would you resolve them?

What pressing global issue has been underreported? Why is the international community neglecting the topic? How would you draw attention to mobilize support?

The MySpace Citizen Journalist winner will receive:

All expenses paid travel to/from Davos, Switzerland

Invitations to the Young Global Leaders opening conference and various media events

Attendance at private meetings with editors from The Wall Street Journal and News Corp executives

The opportunity to document the experience in written and video blogs on MySpace and The Wall Street Journal online

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