Irving, TX and Sioux Falls, SD (March 29, 2023) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and KELOLAND, the Nexstar Media Inc. television station serving Sioux Falls, SD, and the surrounding area, today announced that the Foundation will donate $5,000 to the South Dakota State University Foundation.
The donation will be used to support the professional development of students at the School of Communication and Journalism. Ten journalism students will receive funding to attend the 2024 Midwest Journalism Conference, which KELOLAND has been actively involved with.
The SDSU Foundation, founded in 1946, raises and administers scholarship funds that benefit thousands of students and spearheads private fundraising campaigns for multimillion-dollar capital projects.
“This grant demonstrates our commitment to encouraging students to pursue a career in journalism,” said Mari Ossenfort, Vice President and General Manager of KELOLAND Media Group. “Giving back to the communities served by Nexstar across the country is core to the company’s mission, and we are thrilled to help SDSU students gain more professional development.”
“We are honored to receive this gift from Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and KELOLAND Media Group,” said Joshua Westwick, Director-School of Communication & Journalism/Professor at School of Communication & Journalism. “This gift will allow the School of Communication and Journalism to continue to fulfill our mission of developing exemplary communicators as industry leaders, scholars, professionals, and educators through innovative curricula, research, practice, and opportunities.”
The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation’s mission is to contribute to and work with public charities and non-profit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its subsidiaries do business. The foundation was originally established in 1958 and it makes donations of approximately $350,000 annually.
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Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across television, streaming and digital platforms, including nearly 300,000 hours of original video content each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform and video-on-demand advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit nexstar.tv.
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