You Tube's Citizen News channel has released a video promo for an upcoming citizen journalism contest. They will be receiving videos of less than 3 minutes in length, in English, of a video profile about someone in your community you believe should be known by the rest of the world. The prizes and other information will be released in September. Following, the video invitation to participate:
As a tip for citizen journalists in communities where English isn't the native language, using voice-overs or subtitling interviews in English (DotSub is a great service for subtitling) might be a way to make your content eligible for the contest. Let's wait and see until more information is released on conditions and instructions, although it has already been cleared up in the comments that all YouTube users older than 13 years of age can participate.
Hi all.. I wanted to just introduce Channel 19 to everyone as a place for social media made by and for the communities. Currently, we work only with communities in India but soon we’ll be going global.
Check out the link to a video we have up on current TV about the community video units and how Video Volunteers ngo is training people from Indian communities to become their own producers and distributors.
Will look into the YouTube CJ contest.. in the meantime, any suggestions on where else we can post our videos and share and what we can do with these videos once they are made, screened in the community and used as a campaign tool?
Hi Ruchika, earlier this year I wrote about a website for videos that does just that: Dogooder.tv is a videosharing site for non profit organizations where people interested in community outreach can post and come part of a community, they also have contests for campaigns.