Thursday, June 26, 2008

MySpace and MSNBC announce "Citizen Journalist" contest

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at

A commenter asked yesterday Is it possible for the "ordinary citizen" to attend the Democratic Convention? The answer is yes... but only if you win a contest!

Want a free trip to one of the Presidential Conventions?

MySpace IMPACT,, and NBC News are choosing two citizen journalists to attend the Democratic and Republican conventions. Create a two minute video demonstrating why you are the right person for the gig: Why will you get the scoop no one else can? How are you going to stand out in the crowd?

A panel of VIP judges including the team from "Morning Joe" on MSNBC will select five finalists later this summer and the winners will be selected by the MySpace community. One winner will attend the Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO August 25-28, 2008; one will attend the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN, September 1-4, 2008. Both will have the opportunity to post content on the Decision08 community and be featured on MSNBC.

Click here to view contest rules and suggestions.