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Feb 7, 2018

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Murrow Social Media Entry 2018

Feb 7, 2018

SDPB's social media audiences and overall reach has grown by triple percentage points over the last 18 months.  This has created opportunity for storytelling specific to those platforms, with a special focus on our active Facebook audiences.

The Shift-Murrow Entry

Jan 30, 2018

The Shift: SDPB's 2017 multiplatform storytelling project that explored how changing populations affect schools, businesses and hometown life in South Dakota.

Terri Leclercq

The Argus Leader sued the City of Sioux Falls for violating South Dakota's Open Records Act. The city entered into a contract with Denny Sanford Premier Center contractors to keep contents of a settlement confidential.

The city maintains that one subpart of the Open Records Act allowed that contract to happen legally. A lower court agreed, and the Argus Leader appealed to the South Dakota Supreme Court.

During oral arguments in January, much was made of the placement of one comma and a shaky concept in legal writing called the Doctrine of the Last Antecedent.

Victoria Wicks

It's a standard story in show business mythology: the big break, the chance discovery, the Cinderella story that allows an unknown to rise meteorically to stardom.

American Idol taps into those hopes and offers unknowns across the nation a chance to be discovered. A very slim chance.

In Rapid City on Sunday, Sept. 10, 349 competitors signed up to audition, hoping like Willy Wonka's candy-eaters to get a Golden Ticket. Joining them in a long line outside the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center were their supporters: their parents and siblings and friends.

Gary Ellenbolt / South Dakota Public Broadcasting

This weekend brings the third week of high school football in South Dakota.  Teams from across the state are settling into a form of routine as they work toward a November weekend at the Dakota Dome.  One school in southeast South Dakota last played in a State Title game in the Clinton Administration. Since then it’s been a difficult stretch.

Victoria Wicks

The shoebox full of old letters threatens to become a thing of the past. With email, texting, and cell phones offering unlimited long-distance calling, communication comes more easily these days.

But letter writing still has its advocates. And those advocates have their own month. April is National Letter Writing Month, an event started by the U.S. Postal Service and picked up by stationers. One of them is Egg Press, who donated correspondence kits to the Rapid City Public Library.

Miss Weiss

On Saturday South Dakotans joined millions of people across the world for a one-day rally. The Women's March on Washington was established as a show of solidarity and a rallying cry that women's rights are human rights. Companion marches took place in all 50 states and across the globe.

In Rapid City, protesters filled the City Administration parking lot, marched through a few blocks of downtown, and then gathered in Memorial Park.