Capital Journal staff earn awards

Stephen Lee, left, proved his investigative reporter skills in earning runner-up honors in the Best New Story of the S.D. Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Capital Journal’s head sports writer Scott Millard also took a runner-up title in Best Sports Column.

Two staff members of the Capital Journal newspaper have earned awards in the South Dakota Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

Out of over 1,100 entries in the 2018 contest, top-notch reporter Stephen Lee competed in the category of South Dakota daily newspapers which have subscriptions of under 10,000. Lee was honored with a second place for Best News Stories about a tornado taking a South Dakota tractor into Montana. One of the judges commented, “Great lead to the story. Good info on it as well.”

Also representing the Capital Journal, head sports writer Scott Millard earned a second place in the Best Sports Column division. Millard’s “Scott’s Thoughts” column received judges’ comment of, “The reporter manages to find interesting topics to write about, particularly ‘My Favorite Teammate.’ His writing is real and not overdone.”

Their award certificates read:

SDNA 2018 Certificate of Award, Pierre Capital Journal, to Stephen Lee for 2nd Place Best News Story, Dailies under 10,000, in the South Dakota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest

SDNA 2018 Certificate of Award, Pierre Capital Journal, to Scott Millard for 2nd Place Best Sports Column, Dailies under 10,000, in the South Dakota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest

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