Recently, South Dakota Public Broadcasting has won seven regional Edward R. Murrow Awards out of the eight possible categories. Other constitutes of this region are: Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Newscast – Gary Ellenbolt and Kealey Bultena for “Noon Newscast for September, 30, 2015.” Live coverage of shooting at Harrisburg (SD) High School.
Continuing Coverage – Victoria Wicks for “Keystone XL Pipeline in South Dakota.” Nearly 40 stories following the KXL permitting process through 2015.
Feature Reporting – Jim Kent for “Take to the Skies in a B-17 with WWII Pilot Chuck Childs.”
Sports Reporting – Gary Ellenbolt for “State’s Smaller Schools Find Difficulty Fielding Football Teams.”
Use of Sound – Charles Michael Ray for “50 Years of Buffalo, Adrenalin and Bullwhips.”
Writing – Victoria Wicks for “Juveniles No Longer Face Mandatory Life without Parole: Retroactivity Still at Issue”
Overall Excellence – SDPB Radio News staff for newscast and stories within 40-minute time limit.
Links to the winning stories can be found at: