Black Gold Boom

Black Gold Boom has been seemingly everywhere in recent months. Stories from the series have aired on several national public media shows, including Marketplace, Tell Me More, The Story, All Things Considered and PBS NewsHour. Others have written about the series, including Nieman Journalism Lab, The CurrentThe Arts Partnership and Columbia Journalism Review.

Todd Melby, lead producer of the public media project, has also been interviewed about North Dakota’s oil boom on KCUR, a public radio station in Kansas City, Minnesota Public Radio, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, 101.9 FM in Fargo and elsewhere.

In addition, Black Gold Boom has won a pair of journalism awards: 2012 Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for “Specialized Journalism Site” and a 2013 Radio Television Digital News Association regional Edward R. Murrow award for top news series. The series website is also a finalist for a 2013 Online New Association award.

All Black Gold Boom stories premiere on Prairie Public, the statewide public broadcaster in North Dakota.

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