January 12, 2009

Project: Report

I attended the awards ceremony for Project: Report, a partnership between the Pulitzer Center and YouTube. The organizers had only 6 RSVPs as of last Wednesday, but the place was packed thanks to coverage online and in the Washington Post.

After the obligatory speeches from the organizers (all together now: journalism is on the ropes, but these citizen journalists give us hope), we were treated to 15 short documentaries blown up to full size on the big screen of the Greenberg Theatre.

Watch them all if you have time, but don’t miss the grand prize winner, Arturo Perez Jr.’s “Abilities.”