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News Media Alliance launches Futures of News Video Contest
January 10, 2017
Arlington, VA—The News Media Alliance today launched the 2017 Futures of News Video Contest. The competition—to be held in conjunction with its annual mediaXchange conference, taking place April 30–May 3, 2017 in New Orleans —seeks video entries from college students enrolled in journalism programs. The videos will focus on why the future of media is bright, and what inspired these students to pursue journalism. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place entries.
The contest, open to undergraduate journalism students attending colleges and universities in the United States, will accept submissions from January 9 to March 31, 2017. The top 10 finalists will be selected by a panel of judges. Selections will be based on originality, technical excellence and artistic merit. First place will receive $1,000 and second place will receive $500.
“University and college students are part of the millennial base that’s responsible for driving how news is delivered and consumed in today’s digital environment, and as such are well placed to help determine the futures of news,” said Michelle Harris, News Media Alliance Vice President of Membership. “We believe that journalism students have an important role to play in our industry and I look forward to hearing their insights into where we are now and what we can expect in the future.”
Public voting, conducted through Facebook, will take place April 10-April 26, 2017. Winners will be announced at the mediaXchange conference.
Full contest details can be found at www.newsmediaalliance.org/events/mediaxchange/futures-of-news.
About mediaXchange 2017:
The annual News Media Alliance mediaXchange 2017 will take place April 30 – May 3, 2017, at the New Orleans Marriott in the French Quarter. The conference is designed to inspire and provide valuable ideas to help news media professionals grow audience and revenue for their print and digital products. The theme of the conference is “The Futures of News” – the many ways news media are positioned to excel through technology and innovation, as well as providing high-quality journalism and engaging with local communities. For more information visit www.newsmediaalliance.org/events/mediaXchange
About News Media Alliance:
The News Media Alliance is a nonprofit organization representing nearly 2,000 news organizations and their multiplatform businesses in the United States and Canada. Alliance members include print, digital and mobile publishers of original news content. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Va., the association focuses on ensuring the future of news media through communication, research, advocacy and innovation. Information about the News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) can be found at www.newsmediaalliance.org/.
Kirsten is the Social Media and Blog Editor at the News Media Alliance.