MARCH 12, 2005
Red Bull looking for F1 journalists
Red Bull is expanding its youth mentoring activities in motor racing with the creation of the Chris Economaki Junior Journalism Award. The award is a tribute to distinguished motorsports broadcaster Chris Economaki, who has worked in the business for more than 50 years, notably with ESPN, Speed Channel and the weekly magazine National Speed Sport News.
The project is part of Red Bull's plan to fill the void of American presence in Formula 1 and is designed to motivate and encourage aspiring journalists to report on the sport. Participants must be between the ages of 13 and 21 and must write or produce a human interest or news feature about, but not limited to, karting, open wheel racing, Formula 1, fitness and training, and the Red Bull Driver Search. Stories must be published in local or regional newspapers, magazines, high school or college newspapers, or broadcast on TV, cable, or radio. Up to three students will be receive a distinguished trophy, and an all-expense paid trip for two to the United States Grand Prix in Indianapolis where they can witness the excitement of Formula 1 racing. For more information see www.maxim-online.com/jja.
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