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MySpace, YouTube “Reporters” chosen to cover World Economic Forum in Davos

Two ‘citizen reporters’ from MySpace and YouTube have been invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters following online contests on both sites. These “Citizen Reporters” won the opportunity to attend the prestigious conference and will report back to their respective communities by using the MySpace and YouTube platforms.

Rebecca McQuigg from Los Angeles, California has been chosen by the “MySpace Journal” panel of judges that included Mark Adams (Head of Communications of the World Economic Forum), Arianna Huffington (Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post), Frank Luntz (Communications Specialist and Political Consultant) and Chris DeWolfe (CEO and Co-Founder of MySpace) to represent the MySpace community. The “MySpace Journal” contest gave contestants less than a week to submit a video explaining why they should be chosen to attend Davos and report on the conference for the global MySpace community as well as answer any one of the below questions:

• If you were given the opportunity to take one person (living or historical figure) to Davos in order to make an impact on the conference, who would it be and why?

• If you could engage the entire MySpace community in doing one thing to help make an economic difference, what would it be? (Click here to see her reply.)

• Why do you deserve the chance to attend the World Economic Forum as the MySpace Special Correspondent and how will your participation engage the audience?

Rebecca McQuigg will receive all-expense paid travel to/from Davos, Switzerland and media access to the Congress Centre. She will document her Davos experience via blogging/vlogging on MySpace and on the Wall Street Journal online.

Pablo Camacho from Bogotá, Colombia has been chosen to represent the YouTube community. Pablo is a 24 year old student and an independent writer. He is also singer and guitarist in the band the Mmodcats. He is one of over 250 YouTubers who participated in the Davos Debates sending in video replies from all over the world including Afghanistan, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, the Philippines, Russia, Sweden, the UK, and the US. (Click here to watch Pablo’s winning entry). Follow his reports from Davos on YouTube.

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