Missouri Journalism Student Advances to Semifinals of International YouTube/Pulitzer Video Journalism Competition

By Lauren Walsh
Master’s Student

Alex Rozier
Alex Rozier

Columbia, Mo. (March 15, 2010) — Missouri School of Journalism radio-television journalism student Alex Rozier has made it into the Top 10 of “Project: Report,” an international video journalism competition sponsored by YouTube and the Pulitzer Center. The contest, made possible by Sony and Intel, invites aspiring reporters to share their stories with the world.

During the initial round of competition contestants documented a single day in the life of a compelling person the world should meet. Rozier showcased Amanda McDaniel, a Columbia teen who suffers from childhood bone cancer yet still manages to cheer for her high school sports teams. Rozier was chosen as one of 10 finalists, which means he has already won a Sony VAIO notebook with the new 2010 Intel Core i7 processor and a SONY HD video camera.

The Story of Amanda McDaniel
The Story of Amanda McDaniel

Rozier will now embark on round two of the contest, in which the entrants must produce a video of four minutes or less to tell a local story with global impact that is under-reported by the national media. He is competing to receive a $10,000 travel fellowship with the Pulitzer Center, an invitation to Washington, D.C., for a public screening of their work, and to participate in a workshop with the Pulitzer Center’s international journalists.

Updated: May 7, 2020

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