Project: Report 2010 is a partnership between YouTube and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, made possible by Sony and Intel. Launched February 1, 2010 Project: Report 2010
is a partnership between YouTube and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, made possible by Sony and Intel. The contest invited aspiring reporters to share their stories with the world.
With two rounds over three months, short documentary assignments were judged on the quality of the stories reported and the production value of the videos. An expert panel led by the Pulitzer Center chose ten finalists from the first round to receive technology prizes from Sony and Intel. The ten finalists then competed to receive one of five $10,000 grants to work with the Pulitzer Center on an under-reported international story. See the official rules.
The winners were announced
in May 2010. The five winners received travel grants to report on an under-reported international story with the Pulitzer Center.
The winners' reporting projects are now underway:
Elan Gepner showed us how community programs are helping students combat violence
. He now travels to Brazil to explore how non-governmental organizations there are finding creative ways to empower the country's impoverished youth.
Samantha Danis impressed us last Spring with her moving piece on the challenges facing the deaf community in Maine
. Now she is traveling to Belize to report on maternal mortality
and how the country is dealing with the challenge.
SUMMER MARION, CHRISTINA MARIA PASCHYN
The work of five Project: Report 2010 winners, whose international reporting projects are now underway, was featured on YouTube's December 28 homepage.
Elan Gepner, a winner of the 2010 Project Report contest, explores how several NGOs and activists in Brazil are steering the country's impoverished youth away from lives of crime and violence throu
December 27, 2010 / Untold Stories
CHRISTINA MARIA PASCHYN
The winners of the Project:Report contest received travel grants to report on an under-reported international story. Their reporting is now underway.
At six years old, Jessica weighs just sixteen pounds. She lives--barely--on a diet of tortillas and coffee. It's all her family can afford.
Haiti's post-earthquake tent cities house many willing students who lack accessible education. Educator Alzire Rocourt has a passion for teaching and a vision for change.
Throughout the world, one woman dies during childbirth every 90 seconds
Life circumstances seem bleak for many youth in South Africa but soccer provides skills and a source of hope for some.
The Pulitzer Center and YouTube recently hosted a film screening of the Project: Report winners' videos at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Mark Stanley, Pulitzer Center The key to the Pulitzer Center's mission is promoting "in-depth engagement with global affairs."
The Pulitzer Center would like to invite all of our friends and supporters to a special screening of the winning entries of YouTube: Project Report, a competition for aspiring journalists sponsore
"We will illuminate dark places and, with a deep sense of responsibility, interpret these troubled times."
JOSEPH PULITZER III (1913-1993)