Putting media in the hands of the people

An evening of films from Project: Report – Telling the Untold Stories
YouTube’s first-ever reporting contest for aspiring journalists!

7 p.m.- 9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Reception with FREE food and drink to follow

American University’s Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre
4200 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC
(nearest Metro Red Line/Tenleytown)

Free and open to the public

RSVP appreciated: 

See stirring video documentaries from Project:Report finalists
Meet the filmmakers and representatives from YouTube and the Pulitzer Center
Find out who wins the $10,000 Project: Report Pulitzer Center fellowship
Learn about upcoming Pulitzer Center opportunities!

This event is the culmination of a three-round contest where non-professional, aspiring journalists competed to produce fresh and compelling short documentaries on untold stories not usually covered by traditional media. In each round, Pulitzer Center-sponsored reporters provided aspirational videos and additional tips explaining how they approached their stories. Sunday evening, the fast-paced screening of the best short videos submitted covers compelling stories ranging from the struggles of an Iraqi artist-turned-refugee to conflicts over jobs and pollution in a Missouri town to the role a Native American grandmother plays in the lives of her children and grandchildren. We’ll touch on the themes these documentaries raise: Immigration and Cultural Identity, Individual and Societal Transformation and the Power of Expression: Empowerment.

Assignments for the three rounds of Project: Report included reporting on ordinary people making extraodinary differences in their communities and local stories with global implications. The finalists’ work range from the story of an Iraqi expat art teacher to the country’s largest Immigration and Customs raid in Iowa. You can read more about the 10 semi-finalists and 5 finalists at our NewsPoints blog. Learn more about the contest and how you can vote now through January 9th for the Project: Report winner being announced at this event.

Evening event co-sponsored by YouTube, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the American University School of Communication

For more information, call 202-797-5267 or email 

About the Pulitzer Center
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting supports in-depth coverage of international affairs, focusing on topics that have been under-reported, misreported – or not reported at all. The Center funds reporting on all media platforms and partners with both traditional and new-media news outlets. The Center’s Global Gateway engages directly with high school and university students across the nation, building a constituency among younger audiences for quality global news coverage.

About YouTube
YouTube is the world’s most popular online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube, LLC is based in San Bruno, Calif., and is a subsidiary of Google Inc.

About American University School of Communication
American University’s School of Communication is a laboratory for professional education, communication research, and innovative production across the fields of journalism, film and media arts, and public communication. The school’s academic programs emphasize traditional skills and values while anticipating new technologies, new opportunities, and new audiences.

About Pamela Sorensen:
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.