YouTube's December 28 homepage featured five ongoing international reporting projects, the product of Project: Report 2010, a collaboration between YouTube and the Pulitzer Center made possible by Sony and Intel.
The contest for aspiring reporters is a cross-sector partnership capitalizing on successes in new media to pave the way for a future of quality journalism. Project: Report offers a unique opportunity for up-and-coming journalists to learn from Pulitzer Center mentorship, feature their work on YouTube, and benefit from top technologies while helping to fill gaps in international reporting. Five winners, announced last May, were each awarded a $10,000 travel grant to report on an under-covered international issue. Preview their forthcoming projects:
Paul Franz, a multimedia journalist who recently completed his master's degree from the University of Miami School of Communications, covers the need for education reform in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating January 2010 earthquake.