MySpace has teamed with the Wall Street Journal on the contest, which is fascinating because (I imagine) there is exactly zero overlap between the stuffy WSJ readership and the hip, chaotically cool MySpace crowd. But they are sister companies under the mammoth News Corp., so maybe they thought it was a good idea to partner up.
Anyhow, the contest will make one MySpace user a “special correspondent” to the prestigious event. The winner will be chosen by a panel of experts and given a press pass to Davos.
Details are here. You choose one question to answer and record a video with your response:
- If you were given the opportunity to take one person (living or historical figure) to Davos in order to make an impact on the conference, who would it be and why?
- If you could engage the entire MySpace community in doing one thing to help make an economic different, what would it be?
- Why do you deserve the chance to attend the World Economic Forum as the MySpace Special Correspondent and how will your participation engage the audience?
The winner receives a press pass to the event and all-expense paid access to/from Davos, Switzerland. On the other hand, he or she will also be forced to sit through a lunch with editors from the Wall Street Journal.