Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation Donates $5,000 to University of South Dakota Foundation

Irving, TX and Rapid City, SD (October 31, 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 has donated $5,000 to the University of South Dakota Foundation. The donation will be used to support University of South Dakota (USD) journalism students’ professional development.

Through this grant, ten journalism students will receive funding to attend the 2024 Midwest Journalism Conference, which KELOLAND has been actively involved with.  Once there, the students would get to see the real-world application of their academic coursework and engage in professional networking. These experiences are transformative for students and provide an opportunity for industry professionals to build relationships with them.

“We are pleased to support the educational opportunities for media and journalism students at USD,” said Mari Ossenfort, Vice President and General Manager of KELOLAND Media Group.  This grant will help students gain more insight into careers in the media.”

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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KELOLAND in Sioux Falls, SD, presents a check from the Nexstar Charitable Foundation to the University of South Dakota Foundation.


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