Slate V Unveils Winning Video From First-Ever User-Generated Contest
Comedy News Contest Challenged Users to Joke About Current Events, Offered a Chance To Be Featured on Slate V
WASHINGTON, November 2, 2007—Slate V, the online video magazine from the editors of Slate, today announced the winning entry and finalists from its first-ever user-generated competition, the Comedy News Contest.
Launched mid-October, Slate V's Comedy News Contest challenged users to produce a 25-second video poking fun at a current news story. The winning video selection is being unveiled today at www.SlateV.com/comedynews.
"We're thrilled and impressed with the quality of content we've seen from our users. Contest participants sent us everything from thoughtful jokes recorded on cell phones to savvy video segments with animation," said Andy Bowers, Editor of Slate V. "This great response from our viewers reinforces our belief that there are lots of talented people out there, and we're eager to try more contests on Slate V."
Kevin Bleyer, a writer from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, selected the winning video from a group of semi-finalists, chosen by the Slate V editorial staff. The winning video and four runner-ups will play on Slate V. The winner receives a $500 cash prize.
Slate V will also produce compilations of themed entries. The most joked about news story was author J.K. Rowling proclaiming her fictional Harry Potter character Albus Dumbledore was gay. Other common themes revolved around politics and pop culture.
To learn more and watch more footage from the Comedy News Contest, visit www.SlateV.com/comedynews.
SlateMagazine is an award-winning Web site that offers fresh angles on stories in the news and innovative entertainment coverage. Slate recently launched Slate V, a video magazine produced in Slate's signature witty and irreverent style (www.SlateV.com). Slate attracts over five million unique visitors each month and can be found on the Web at www.slate.com.
Slate is owned by Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, the online subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).
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