Hood wins $2,500 Reynolds Scholarship in biz journalism
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Emily Hood, a rising junior at the Missouri School of Journalism, has won the $2,500 Donald W. Reynolds Scholarship in Business Journalism in recognition of her dedication to excellent business journalism during her time at the School.
“Emily has been a pioneer at the Missouri Business Alert,” said Randy Smith, founder and publisher of Missouri Business Alert and the Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism. “The Facebook Live program she does every week was purely an idea she had on her own, and she has been very entrepreneurial in building a community around the program. Her interpersonal skills and strong interest in business journalism make her a perfect fit for this scholarship.”
Hood’s Facebook Live program presents weekly conversations with business experts geared toward helping small business owners grow their businesses and tackle common problems. In addition to this and other reporting duties at Missouri Business Alert — a digital business journalism newsroom housed at the School of Journalism — she has pursued other business journalism opportunities, including her current summer internship with the Kansas City Star as a Dow Jones intern.
Hood hopes to work for a business journalism outlet’s audience engagement team once she earns her degree, a goal that aligns well with her current social media-centered internship.