MySpace And Wall Street Journal To Send A Citizen Journalist To Davos

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Once again, MySpace is partnering with The Wall Street Journal, which are both owned by News Corp, to send one MySpace user to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January. Dubbed the “MySpace Citizen Journalist,” the contest will let one lucky winner, who is chosen by a panel of correspondents, join the Davos press corps.

The winner will have to use the MySpace platform to report on conference news. And MySpace will expand the contestant pool and accept entries from users in the United States and the United Kingdom this year. Details are here. You choose one question to answer and record a video with your response to one of the questions below:

1. 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?

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

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

The citizen journalist will receive an expense paid trip to/from Davos, Switzerland, the ability sit in on private meetings with editors from the Wall Street Journal and News Corp executives and the opportunity to document the experience in written and video blogs on MySpace and the Wall Street Journal online.

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