The Argus Leader pats itself on the back for winning an award for its series about "diversity."
Argus Leader reporter Steve Young was named a finalist Friday by the American Society of Newspaper Editors for Outstanding Writing on Diversity.
The award, co-sponsored by the Freedom Forum, recognized Young's work on series published in December that followed two Sioux Falls students - one white, one black - as they made the transition from elementary to middle school.
The eight-part serial - titled "Different Cultures: Best of Friends" - was part of package of stories examining race relations in Sioux Falls.
The Argus could not be bothered, of course, to write about the intellectual diversity bill in Pierre this session.