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South Dakota Office of Tourism Re-designs Newsroom

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PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Office of Tourism has recently launched an all new interactive Newsroom on The Web site allows media to learn the history and experience the adventure and family fun that South Dakota has to offer. 
“The newsroom provides media with all of the tools necessary to meet their writing needs,” said Billie Jo Waara, director, South Dakota Office of Tourism. “One of the major tools used in the development of the Web site was an online media survey. Various media from across the country responded and their input had a major influence on the content of the new newsroom.” 
The Newsroom now features the latest news, story tips, press releases and a Reporter’s Toolbox. An all new photo gallery is equipped with some of the latest and greatest photos of South Dakota’s attractions, scenery, activities, events and more.  
“We want as many resources available as possible to media outlets writing about South Dakota,” said Wanda Romkema, media and public relations manager, South Dakota Office of Tourism. “We’re excited to provide these new opportunities.”
The Newsroom can be found by visiting Click on “Newsroom” in the top right side of the screen.
The efforts of the South Dakota Office of Tourism are a part of Goal 1 of the 2010 initiative to double visitor spending in South Dakota. The Office of Tourism serves under the direction of Richard Benda, Secretary of the Department of Tourism and State Development.