Jason Harward is a multimedia journalist reporting on the state legislature and the economy for the Mitchell Republic in Mitchell, South Dakota. A recent graduate of Northwestern University, he holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in legal studies. Harward spent three months reporting on the U.S. Congress for Medill News Service, part of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, focusing on infrastructure, antitrust and the early buildup to the midterm elections. As an intern at KSAT, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio, Texas, he assisted in the production of daily newscasts and reported for the news site. When he’s not working, Harward loves the outdoors, cooking and reading Gothic novels.
The Mitchell Republic covers 17 mostly rural counties in central South Dakota. The website and twice-weekly print edition are the primary source of community news in the region. This news organization is part of Forum Communications, a network of community-driven newsrooms, broadcast stations and new media services.
Richard Two Bulls covers ethnic communities for South Dakota Public Television including the state’s nine Native American Reservations. He has spent most of the last decade reporting in Rapid City, South Dakota, for local television stations KOTA Territory News and KEVN Black Hills, a FOX affiliate. Being an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Two Bulls has covered a vast variety of topics that directly relate to Native Americans. One of his stories he is especially proud of includes a narrative on the Native American Arts and Crafts Act. He is also passionate about telling stories that preserve the Lakota language. Over the years he has done stories with groups that aim to teach the language in full immersion to children starting in preschool. Two Bulls has covered a wide variety of news from Rapid City. In 2019, he and a colleague were awarded an “Eric Sevareid Award” from the Midwest Broadcast Journalist Association for a piece called “Sold for Sex: Trapped By Fear.” Two Bulls was born in Rapid City but was raised on different reservations throughout the U.S. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and was a Mass Communication Specialist. Two Bulls, his fiancée and their son call the Black Hills their home.
SDPB reaches South Dakotans through television, radio, and digital content. We are South Dakota’s NPR and PBS affiliate. We're the only statewide news organization in South Dakota operating 9 Television and 11 Radio stations covering over 97% of the state. Our strategic plan vision states SDPB is the media organization for all South Dakotans no matter where they live by 2033. We produce 15 daily newscasts, a two-hour daily radio public affairs program, an hour weekly television public affairs program, several podcasts, blog posts, news website and a robust Facebook following with featured digital videos.
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