The Kansas City Beacon is a non-profit online news outlet focused on in-depth journalism in the public interest. It launched in March 2020 and is part of The Beacon, a regional nonprofit news network serving Kansas and Missouri. Beacon stories are revelatory, contextual, data-driven and solutions-driven. Our reporting centers around issues in healthcare, education, economics, environment and civic engagement.
Emily Wolf reports for The Kansas City Beacon, a nonprofit digital news outlet based in Kansas City, Missouri. Wolf is a local government accountability reporter with a focus on telling meaningful stories through data. Before joining The Beacon, she worked as an editorial associate for Investigative Reporters & Editors. Wolf grew up in Round Rock, Texas, and while pursuing her bachelor's at the University of Missouri School of Journalism she covered state government for two years for the Columbia Missourian, the school's community paper. In 2020 Wolf was a Dow Jones News Fund data intern and received an award from the Missouri Press Association for her reporting on child care legislation. She was a 2019 finalist for a student IRE award.
The Kansas City Beacon is a nonprofit, digital-only news outlet based in covering the 2 million metro area and both sides of the state line (Kansas and Missouri). Our mission: To spur reforms in the public interest by shining light on wrongdoings and abuse by government, businesses and other institutions in the region through in-depth, solutions-driven journalism. The Beacon was founded in April 2019 and began publishing in early 2020.
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