Mark Jeevaratnam chose to tell the story of a group addressing prescription drug abuse in an Appalachian coal-mining town in southeast Kentucky:
Paul Franz follows the story of Joseph Dieune, a Haitian migrant worker who sends money to his family back home:
Samantha Danis explored the challenges facing the deaf community in America:
Alex Rozier reported on an organization in Missouri trying to help the world’s immobile people:
And Elan Gepner documented how the Philadelphia Student Union is trying to combat violence through community-building efforts:
The Pulitzer Center also selected "Friends of Mago" as the winner of the Round 2 “Open Submission” Award, and the Project: Report community chose A Day in the Life -- the story of Lauren Edens -- to win the Community Award. Both receive a Sony VAIO notebook with the all new Intel Core Processor and promotion on the YouTube homepage today.
Visit the Project: Report channel (http://youtube.com/projectreport) to watch all of the submissions as well as the video blogs posted by each of the semi-finalists. We hope their work inspires you to think about ways you can use your video camera and YouTube to share important stories with the rest of the world.