Guess what? I’m the new MySpace and Wall Street Journal citizen journalist. To attend the World Economic Forum in Davos is truly the opportunity of a lifetime. I would like to thank MySpace, the Wall St. Journal and the World Economic Forum for offering me this opportunity. I’d like to thank the judges, especially the 6th judge – YOU. So many amazing people in my online network voted for me and I wouldn’t have this opportunity without your support. Thank you.
From the press release on the MySpace Journal blog:
LOS ANGELES – December 18, 2009 – MySpace today announced that Sloane Berrent, a 30-year-old resident of New Orleans, is the 2010 winner of its second annual “MySpace Citizen Journalist” competition. Berrent, who was chosen from a pool of contestants from the United States and the United Kingdom, will travel next week to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland as a special correspondent for MySpace, The Wall Street Journal and the World Economic Forum.
Berrent will join the Davos press corps and use the MySpace platform to report on conference news and interview world leaders about issues relevant to the global MySpace community. She will document her Davos experience via blogging/vlogging on MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/myspacejournal), and on The Wall Street Journal online.
“It has been a lifelong dream of mine to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos,” said Berrent. “It’s an incredible opportunity to report on world leaders and the future of the global economy. In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, I’d like to focus on the world’s role in the recovery effort. I’d also like to explore how economic development, specifically, microfinance and educational opportunity, play a role in changing the face of world economies and helping to break the poverty cycle.”
What do I get? What happens next?
As the winner of the “MySpace Citizen Journalist” competition, Berrent will receive:
· Invitations to the Young Global Leaders opening conference and various media events
· Attendance at private meetings with editors from the Wall Street Journal and News Corp executives
· The opportunity to document the experience in written and video blogs on MySpace and the Wall Street Journal online
· Syndication of her MySpace blog via WSJ.com
Much more to come, can’t wait to share my experience with you.
P.S. Going to Davos? Know anyone who is? Leave a comment or email me at sloane (at) thecausemopolitan (dot) com.