Meet the 2017 Reynolds Scholarship winner

Joshua Chapman, University of Missouri

Joshua Chapman is a student from the Southside of Chicago. He attends the University of Missouri as a Digital Storytelling major and a Black Studies minor. His dream job is to be a sports analyst in multiple platforms, including radio, podcasts, television and writing. 

"When I was 16 years old, I knew that I wanted to be a journalist," says Joshua, who lives by the words of Peter Jennings: "A journalist who doesn't value deeply an audience's loyalty should be in another line of work."

Joshua's mentor and supervisor during an internship at Fox Sports 1340 AM, Joshua Vinson, says, "He's proven himself to be a hungry go-getter," who has developed his own style and knows how to engage an audience.

See some of Joshua's work: Find Joshua online at, a sports reporting website he co-created as a teen and continues to manage.

Mike Reynolds, who died in 1988 of a brain tumor at age 45, was assignment editor and then managing editor at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, IA. This scholarship is awarded to a journalism student with a good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a demonstrated need for financial assistance. The recipient of the Mike Reynolds Scholarship receives $1,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.

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