from VentureBeat by Tam Vo
MySpace has joined forces with the Wall Street Journal for“MySpace Journal,” a competition to send one lucky MySpace user to the World Economic Forumin Davos, Switzerland. The winner will be a “special correspondent” on behalf of the entire MySpace community and get to join the Davos press corps. If this sounds familiar, it’s because YouTube has a Davos contest too.
The World Economic Forum is an annual meeting that brings together political and business leaders, intellectuals and journalists to discuss pressing global issues like the environment and poverty — this year’s theme is aptly themed “Shaping the Post-Crisis World.”
Starting today, aspiring reporters can upload a video of themselves explaining why they deserve to attend the forum, as a response to one of three pre-selected questions — for example, “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?” Entrants must also keep their answer to 90 seconds or less, so I wonder if those crazy speed-talking college debate kids will have an advantage.
The winner will be selected by a panel of expert judges, including Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington and MySpace co-founder and chief executive Chris DeWolfe. The prize includes an all-expenses paid trip to Davos, a press pass and “Congress and Media Centre access.” The MySpace community doesn’t get to vote, but users get to rate their favorites...