Editorial: Training Native students for the newsroom
"The Native American Journalism Career Conference invites high school students from across the country to Crazy Horse Memorial near Custer. They spend a few days working with experienced journalists and educators to learn about reporting, writing, editing, photography and design.

Dozens of students attend each year, and this session is no exception.

That's a rather remarkable statement given the trying economic times media organizations face. The combination of a severe recession and changing consumer habits is challenging news outlets and directing a changing news delivery system in this country. That's all the more reason to applaud the companies and individuals who are so dedicated to conferences such as the one at Crazy Horse.

Investing in a diverse work force is important any time - but it requires a special effort in hard economic periods."

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Editorial: Crazy Horse conference valuable to students (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 4/17)