YouTube Video Journalism Contest August 31, 2008Posted by Joanne KY Teoh in Civic Media, Journalism, News, Social Media, Web Video, YouTube.
Tags: Video Contest
YouTube is holding a competition for journalists, as part of its new ‘journalism programme’. The video-sharing website is calling for submissions of a max of three minutes, in English, featuring original content profiling someone in the community that ‘the world should know about.’ .
Technology has fundamentally changed the way we produce, gather, share, and consume news – and thousands of people from every corner of the globe are using YouTube to share important stories with the rest of the world.
News Manager, YouTube
The goal of the project is to provide everyday citizens with a platform to tell stories that aren’t traditionally covered in the mainstream media. The competition starting September is the ‘first assignment’ of a new journalism programme launched by the site.
The site has recently created channels for reporters and citizen news. YouTube’s Steve Grove explains: