Black Gold Boom radio stories have aired on several national public media shows, including Marketplace, Tell Me More, The Story, All Things Considered and PBS NewsHour. Others have written about the series, including Nieman Journalism Lab, The Current, The Arts Partnership and Columbia Journalism Review.
Todd Melby, lead producer of the public media project, has also been interviewed about North Dakota’s oil boom on KCUR, KALW, Minnesota Public Radio, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Rocky Mountain PBS and elsewhere.
In addition, Black Gold Boom has won a few journalism awards: 2012 Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for “Specialized Journalism Site,” a 2013 Online News Association award and a 2013 Radio Television Digital News Association regional Edward R. Murrow award for top news series.
All Black Gold Boom stories premiere on Prairie Public, the statewide public broadcaster in North Dakota.
This SoundCloud set features Black Gold Boom stories heard nationally on public radio.