— Rob Joyce, executive director
South Dakota News Watch held a donor reception and briefing in Sioux Falls on October 4, 2022.
Just under ninety people joined us for the News Watch event. A highlight of the presentation was the panel discussion entitled: “Finding Daylight- today’s media and the political divide.” You can find out more about that conversation in Stu Whitney’s article below.
Those in attendance enjoyed an opportunity to meet with South Dakota News Watch staff, board members, and special guests. Perhaps more importantly, donors were able to connect with each other face to face, talk journalism, regional media and just share concerns and stories. “It was a great setting,” remarked Kent Alberty of Sioux Falls. “The food was delicious, the crowd was great and the panel discussion was a very nice touch.”
The evening was also an opportunity to announce our official start to Campaign 2023 for South Dakota News Watch. An aggressive increase in funds has been budgeted for the next fiscal year. So, donors can expect a phone call on an invitation to have coffee, from Jack Marsh, Randell Beck, or myself. We would look forward to talking to you and visiting with you about the future plans and goals of News Watch.
We are also excited to share with you the news that we once again have a matching gift. Thanks to Dan and Arlene Kirby, as well as NewsMatch.org, a group of national foundations, South Dakota News Watch will have a $50,000 dollar for dollar match for any gift up to $5,000 from now until Dec. 31, 2022.
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