South Dakota Journalists

**Baum, L. Frank, 1856-1919

Born in NY; playwright, novelist, journalist, operator of variety store in Aberdeen, SD (1888-89), editor of newpaper Saturday Pioneer (1889-91), misc. jobs after leaving Aberdeen, later lived in Hollywood, wrote dozens of books under pseudonyms.

1908, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

A tornado whirls Dorothy away from her home in Kansas and into adventures along the yellow brick road. After 1910 14 more books published in the Oz series.

1941, 1996, Our Landlady

Original publication of compilation of newspaper columns sponsored by SD Writers Project, WPA


**Christopherson, Marie, 1898-1989

·1995, Driftwood in a Time of War

Columns from the Argus Leader During WWII.


**Fielder, Mildred, 1913-

Born in Quinn, SD. Rapid City Daily Journal 1930-31. Free-lance writer about Black Hills history and landscape.

1965, Wild Bill and Deadwood

1982, The Legend of Lame Johnny Creek


**Giago, Tim , 1934-

Columnist, founder/editor of Indian Country Today

1984, Notes from Indian Country

1991, The American Indian and the Media


**Higbee, Paul

Coumnist, writer for South Dakota Magazine.


**Hunhoff, Bernie

Editor, pulblisher of South Dakota Magazine.


**Karoloevitz, Robert F.,1922-

Born in Yankton, SD. SDSU, Univ. of Oregon. Lives at Mission Hill, SD. Free-lance writer, columnist of historical works, humorous essays. Member of SD Heritage Hall of Fame.

1969, The Prairie Is My Garden: the Story of Harvey Dunn.

1983, Tears in My Horseradish

1985, Toulouse the Goose: a Collection of Columns


**Lane, Rose Wilder, 1887-1968

Born in DeSmet, SD, the daughter of Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder, working journalist for Kansas City Star and San Francisco Chronicle, primary editor of Little House series based on her mother's journals.

1933, Let the Hurricane Roar , Part 1 of Young Pioneers

1938, Free Land ,Part 2 of Young Pioneeers

1977, Rose Wilder Lane, Her Story


**Williams, Elizabeth

Brookings Register columnist

·1989, Reflections of a Prairie Daughter

·1993, More Reflections of a Prairie Daughter

Woster, Kevin

**Woster, Terry

Grew up in Chamberlain. Brothers Jim and Kevin are also journalist/writers. Columnist, journalist for Argus Leader.

1990, The Woster Brothers' Brand : episodes out of a shared inheritance


**Young, Steve

Writer, columnist for Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Most of these SD journalists/columnists have published books or written for magazines as well as for newspapers.

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Last update August 1, 1998 by Donna Fisher,

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