Houston-Media Watchdog Contest
Media Watchdog Contest
I said in my Intro post that part of the mission of this blog is to create a community of media critics who will help improve our local media. I want to incentivize this by offering a prize of 20$ the first 2 people who provide an analysis of a serious problem in the local media – whether it be plagiarism, poor analysis, incorrect facts, or anything else you feel is indicative of a big problem. If it’s a minor problem – such as bad spelling and grammar, I still encourage you to post for the sake of helping these deficiencies come to light.
Sunshine is the best disinfectant, but I can only look at so many things. That’s why I encourage everyone who feels they have found a significant problem in the media to come here and share about it. Anyone who thinks they have a good story for the 20$ Journalism Watchdog contest prize should email me to negotiate the prize value – which is adjustable based on how much effort you put into analysis and how well written it is.
There is a 5$ bonus prize if you and/or your piece has a demonstrable, positive impact on the problem it addresses.
The Daily Cougar and other school publications should be the easiest place to find big problems, so they won’t receive as much prize money. The larger the audience of the publication(s) that is/are analyzed, the higher the reward will be.
Also remember this is just for Houston media.
So that’s 50$ up for grabs out of my broke-college-student-wallet!
I look forward to your emails.