Help me faithful Blog Mule readers.
PepsiCo is sponsoring a handful of journalists to head to NYC at the beginning of June to cover Internet Week.
I'm working on my application now, and since social media tools (blogs, Twitter, Facebook, cell phone cameras) let everyone become part of developing stories, I want to invite all of you to become part of my application.
Please please please answer this question in a comment to this post:
Why do you want to cover Internet Week NY for PepsiCo?
I'll use your responses in my application and be very grateful to all of you. If I get the gig, I might also end up staying with some of you in NYC.
More on the opportunity below. Thanks yall!
Join an elite team reporting on all the events and companies during Internet Week NY. PepsiCo will sponsor nine social media journalists to cover Internet Week across all digital platforms. Internet Week NY runs June 1-8. These communicators will file stories based on interviews, reporting, tweets and video/photo features, which will be redistributed as Internet Week content on a special section of PepsiCo.com and other digital platforms. Possible assignments include the CM Summit by Federated Media, the NY Tech Meetup, Digg Meetup and the Webby Awards. Communicators will receive an honorarium, an Internet Week press pass and a Flip Camera.
Submissions will be accepted May 15 until midnight on May 22. Applicants must be based in New York City or be willing to fund their own travel expenses there, and have professional journalism experience, currently be a journalism student or work as a social media professional. Each applicant must have demonstrated skill with digital media.
Submissions must include the following: 1 paragraph (250 words or less) stating why you want to do this; 1 tweet stating why you want to do this; link to your LinkedIn profile or your resume; 1 sample of work either 1 video, 1 podcast link, a set of photographs or a blog post (brevity is important here); confirmation that you have at least three of the following (or relevant equivalents): profiles on MySpace or Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube or a personal blog. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected participants will be notified by May 28.