Editorial: Native teens learn journalism at Crazy Horse
"Every April for the past 11 years, the grounds surrounding the Crazy Horse Monument have come alive with promise.

It's the promise of an inspired and fulfilling career that attracts high school students to the Crazy Horse Journalism Workshop.

The participants are Native American teens who come with their advisers to spend a week learning about journalism. This year, there are 33 students from seven states, including South Dakota.

The program offers a concentrated training course. Students learn about interviewing and writing; about editing and photography; and about producing multimedia projects. Professional journalists and educators from across the country volunteer to teach at the workshop. They transform meeting rooms and classrooms into a newsroom for the week as students produce print and online reporting projects.

The Crazy Horse Journalism Workshop was created by the South Dakota Newspaper Association and is paid for primarily by the Freedom Forum. Co-sponsors of the event include the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University journalism programs."

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Editorial: Workshop at Crazy Horse offers crucial journalism training (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 4/23)