Posted January 26, 2009
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Global Reporting

MYSPACE AND YOUTUBE “REPORTERS” CHOSEN TO COVER THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING 2009

Geneva, Switzerland - Two “citizen reporters” from MySpace and YouTubeTM have been invited to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2009 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, following online contests on both sites. These citizen reporters won the opportunity to attend the prestigious Meeting and will report to their respective communities using the MySpace and YouTube platforms.

Rebecca McQuigg from Los Angeles, California, USA, has been chosen to represent the MySpace community by the MySpace Journal panel of judges that included Mark Adams, Head of Communications at 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, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of MySpace. The MySpace Journal contest asked contestants to submit a video explaining why they should be chosen to attend the Annual Meeting and report on it for the global MySpace community, as well as answer one of the following questions:

If you were given the opportunity to take one person (living or historical) to Davos to make an impact on the Annual Meeting, 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 on the thumbnail to see her reply.)

Why do you deserve the chance to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2009 as the MySpace Special Correspondent, and how will your participation engage the audience?

MySpace video - Rebecca McQuigg

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

* Rebecca McQuigg from Los Angeles chosen to represent the MySpace community http://www.myspace.com/myspacejournal

* Pablo Camacho from Bogotá, Colombia, chosen to represent the YouTube community http://www.youtube.com/davos

* World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2009 participants to take part in the Davos Debates and reply to videos submitted by YouTube users: http://www.weforum.org/annualmeeting

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