1. Todd Melby, Director

    Todd Melby is lead producer of Black Gold Boom, a public media project documenting North Dakota's oil boom. He’s also a reporter and digital innovator whose stories have aired on U.S. public radio stations, including national shows such as Marketplace. He directed Rough Ride: The Oil Patch Tour, an interactive documentary about the North Dakota boom that is accessible at Black Gold Boom's website won a 2013 Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists and was a winner of a 2013 Online Journalism Award. Melby is a recipient of a 2013 McKnight Media Maker Fellowship, administered by IFP-Minnesota and funded by the McKnight Foundation.