State Weekly Newspapers Going Against The Grain

(Pierre, SD) — South Dakota’s weekly news industry is going against the grain despite the decline of the newspaper industry across America. The state has one of the highest per-capita rates of weekly newspaper publications in the country. That’s according to David Bordewyk, executive director of the South Dakota Newspaper Association. With 66 counties, South Dakota has 94 weekly newspapers in operation, almost all outside the population centers of Sioux Falls, Rapid City and other urban areas. Weekly newspapers are a critical source of news, information and advertising for rural residents of the state.

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