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Posts Tagged ‘press freedom’

Tweet About First Amendment, Win A $5K Scholarship

Student journalists should know by now, you likely won’t start out earning an enormous salary. And that money will seem even scarcer if you’ve got student loans to pay back. So Thursday is your chance to both support the First Amendment — that’s the one with freedom of the press and freedom of speech, which I really hope you already knew — and to potentially earn a $5,000 scholarship. It’s as easy as exercising your right to tweet — by tweeting about why you love that right (or any of the others in that near sacred amendment). For those who’ve gone through other scholarship competitions, that’s a scholarship essay of 140 characters instead of 1,400 words or so. And with 22 available awards, your odds may be better than many national winner-take-all competitions.
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Student journalists express why press freedom matters

Student journalists, want to show off your multimedia skills and help advance press freedom? Here’s your chance to do so, and possibly land an internship and see your work on CNN to boot.

Reporters Without Borders and CNN have teamed up to sponsor the For Press Freedom” contest, open to U.S. college/university students.

All you need to do is create a video Public Service Announcement and submit it online. The PSA can be up to 50 seconds on the topic of “Why should we care about freedom of information?” Don’t worry if you’re busy with mid-terms now. The deadline isn’t until March 2012, so start story boarding now and work on the production over winter break.

Reporters Without Borders will welcome PSAs that are creative, professional, and have enough impact to not only catch the viewers attention, but make them absorb the message, even after the video is off the air. PSAs should also reflect the character of RSF.

Read more about the guidelines here.