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Pulitzer and YouTube in the Same Sentence?

January 26, 2010

Entries, submitted by aspiring journalists, are judged on storytelling as well as production values.

“We hope it a sheds light on issues that are not being reported on, extends it and brings it to diverse audiences as we further disseminate the work,” says Ann Peters, director of Development and Outreach at the Pulitzer Center.

The Pulitzer Center partners with mainstream media outlets but Peters sees the relationship with YouTube as a “nice connection” that happened naturally after the Pulitzer Center established a YouTube channel early on.

“It’s a huge way of opening the door to folks,” she said, noting that there were some 3 million views of the promotional videos and contest videos on YouTube last year. “It energized folks. This is really highlighting the work of everyday folks who are trying to tell those stories.”

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