Braden HarperNext Generation Radio
Braden started his professional media journey as an undergraduate student at Rogers State University where he produced various multimedia projects including commercials and spots for KRSU Radio, as well as video documentary shorts and student news stories. He also worked as a student production assistant for KRSU Public Television. As a graduate student at Oklahoma State University, Braden volunteered as a broadcast reporter for the student-led media group, The O’Colly. There he produced news packages for the student produced broadcast “The Daily O!” and provided marketing services for various student organizations.
As an intern at Channel 8, Braden shadowed broadcast reporters in the field, and wrote broadcast scripts during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is currently a multimedia reporter at Mvskoke Media. It is a truly unique opportunity to serve the people of his tribe through information dissemination and storytelling. He is seeking to sharpen his skills in audio storytelling, Indigenous coverage, and writing through the NextGenRadio Project. Braden is eager to learn about how to properly approach Indigenous issues from a journalism perspective, particularly through podcasting.
Tricia Fields Alexander is a Native American business owner and an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She serves traditional foods that include cornbread, grape dumplings and various meat roasts.
Next Generation Radio, Native American Journalists Association and KOSU have announced the cohort for the 2022 NAJA-NPR NextGenRadio: Indigenous.