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USD student Taylor Moore receives Ed Bradley Scholarship

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Taylor Moore, a University of South Dakota student from Milwaukee, Wis., is the recipient of a 2013 Ed Bradley Scholarship awarded by the Radio Television Digital News Foundation.

Moore is a senior contemporary media and journalism major who will graduate from USD in May. He was one of 11 RTDNF prestigious scholarship winners announced last week and will be honored at RTDNF’s First Amendment Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 12. Moore and the other student scholars and fellowship recipient are also invited to Excellence in Journalism 2014, Sept. 4-6 in Nashville, Tenn. The scholarship is named for Bradley, the first African American at CBS to be a White House correspondent and a Sunday night anchor. During his 39-year career, Bradley covered everything from war to politics to sensitive portraits of artists. He won virtually every broadcast news award, including 19 Emmy Awards.

Moore was one of KYOT’s Coyote News anchors this fall and previously served as sports commentator and reporter for Coyote News. It was through his work as reporter for Coyote News that Moore developed a passion for storytelling. In his spare time he enjoys working with the University of South Dakota’s Union of African American Students as well as the USD Campus Activities Board.

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RTDNF was created to help the Radio Television Digital News Association members embody and uphold the standards of ethical journalism and promote leadership in the newsroom. RTDNF offers the electronic news community professional development opportunities, an open forum for the discussion of ethics, assistance with the development of leadership skills, support of First Amendment issues and the exchange of ideas and perspectives from electronic journalists worldwide. The Foundation also provides scholarships and fellowships to aspiring and early-career electronic journalists.

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Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News