Friday, April 23, 2010

5 YouTube Reporters Win $10,000

YouTube's Project: Report videojournalism contest, produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, has announced its five grand-prize winners. Each receives a $10,000 grant "to report on an under-reported story outside of the United States."

Here are the winning entries. Let us know what you think:

Mark Jeevaratnam tells the story of a group addressing prescription drug abuse in an Appalachian coal-mining town in southeast Kentucky:


Paul Franz follows the story of Joseph Dieune, a Haitian migrant worker who sends money to his family back home:


Samantha Danis explores the challenges facing the deaf community in America:


Alex Rozier reports on an organization in Missouri trying to help the world’s immobile people:


Elan Gepner documents how the Philadelphia Student Union is trying to combat violence through community-building efforts:


For other honorees, visit the Project: Report center, where you can also see the semifinalists' submissions and their video blogs.

We hope their work inspires you to think about ways you can use your video camera and YouTube to share important stories with the rest of the world.

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