December 2nd, 2008
Publish2 is launching a contest for journalists to promote themselves as the future of journalism. We believe journalism has a bright future, and we’re betting everything on that belief.
The winner of the “I Am The Future Of Journalism” Contest receives a prize that we know is increasingly valuable in journalism due to shrinking supply — a job.
It’s a job with Publish2, a start-up focused on helping journalism thrive in the digital age. We already employ two incredibly talented journalists, Tammi Marcoullier and Josh Korr, and we want to expand our team. Included in the offer is a $1,000 signing bonus.
But since we can only hire one journalist, we’re going to promote all entries to news organizations and media companies that are looking for journalists who are focused on the future and who want to help journalism evolve.
To enter the contest, you can submit a video, a slide show, or a written statement (or all three) about why you believe you are the future of journalism.
“I am the future of journalism because…”
That’s all the direction we’re giving. We want you to define the future and how you want to be a part of it.
The contest finalists — and those who get the most attention from other prospective employers — will be chosen by you. Please lend your fellow journalists a hand by rating their entries.
The contest is open to submissions until December 30, and entries can be rated up until January 9.
Why are we running this contest? Well, we wanted to do a promotion. We thought about giving away a laptop or something. But we thought this contest would mean a lot more.
Journalism right now needs to focus positively on the future. That’s what Publish2 is all about.
This was a lot more work, but we think it will be worth it.
Enter now. Tell a friend. Spread the word.
You are the future of journalism — get inspired, get noticed, get hired.