SDPB Sweeps Division for 2019 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

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SDPB is pleased to announce SDPB News has won 5 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including a three-peat for Excellence in Video and taking the Overall Excellence category for the fifth year in a row.

SDPB won in the following categories:

Feature Reporting: "Youth Partner in Growing Opportunities on Rosebud Reservation"

REDCO, the Rosebud Economic Development Corporation, is the largest employer of interns on the Rosebud Reservation. 

by Jackie Hendry (reporter/producer)

Hard News: "South Dakota Students Participate In National Walkout"

Rapid City Central High School students were one of many schools across the country participating in a walk out to protest gun violence.

by Chynna Lockett (reporter/producer)

Excellence in Video: "Carrying on the Vision"

Black Elk Peak is a powerful place of prayer for many, especially so for Myron Pourier, great-great grandson of Nicholas Black Elk, the Oglala Lakota holy man for whom the peak is named and whose story and vision make up the book Black Elk Speaks.

Producer: Katy Beem, Editor/Videographer: Paul Ebsen

Excellence in Innovation: Images of the Past: Aunt Sally

Sarah “Aunt Sally” Campbell was a teenage slave in Dakota Territory who found her freedom to become one of the region's early entrepreneurs.  SDPB's staff worked as a team to create a multi-platform presentation of her story.

Producers: Brian Gevik, Josh Haiar, Chris Laughery, Lori Walsh & Steve Zwemke

Original Blog Post:

In the Moment Radio Interview with Gary Enright:

Final social media video featuring components of both blog and interview:

Overall Excellence-South Dakota Public Broadcasting

The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.

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