YouTube Partners With Pulitzer Center For Contest

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Poor video quality, the pointlessness of many clips, and the fact that the site isn’t profitable have all kept YouTube from earning much respect.  But a new contest called Project: Report may go a ways towards changing that.

The contest is being backed by Sony VAIO and Intel, so the prizes are sure to create some excitement.  More important is YouTube’s partnership with the Pulitzer Center, which lends quite a bit of authority to any matter and leads to Project: Report’s journalistic focus.

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"[N]on-professional, aspiring journalists" are being encouraged "to tell stories that might not otherwise be covered by traditional media."  In the first of three rounds, participants should "profile someone in your community, in three minutes or less, highlighting a story you think deserves to be heard by a wide audience," according to a post on the YouTube Blog.

Then, following the October 5th end of the submission period, judges will narrow the field to 10 finalists, and more information about the second and third rounds should be released.  The overall winner will get grants, gear, and the opportunity to work with the Pulitzer Center on an international reporting project.

Project: Report won’t turn YouTube into some beacon of truth overnight, and to be honest, such a beacon probably wouldn’t be half as popular.  YouTube’s at least demonstrating a sort of ability to be mature, though, and taken in conjunction with all of its recent political coverage, this development may be part of a trend.

YouTube Partners With Pulitzer Center For Contest
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  • http://www.copperreflections.com Jennifer Hisir

    Although YouTube is hugely successful in the States, because there are no rules as to what can be published, it is heavily censored by many countries around the world.

    Perhaps this new project will help YouTube’s image worldwide.

  • http://dasari100.blogspot.com Rajesh

    I think we can have more fun as well as we can know many things so by watching those videos is always good and you have given the site which is project report with you tube is really cool and we hope we can find many things from those videos.

    But i think project report have good quality of videos and we can find more interesting one so they are giving more preference to the quality of the videos and i have gone through your messages and you have mentioned great points for Project report.

    It may be useful to the someone to know and learn things with in short time.

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