The Berkeley Beacon is Emerson College’s independent, student-run newspaper. Founded in 1947, the weekly publishes in print on Thursdays each fall and spring semester and online daily. The paper is a chronicle of life at Emerson — covering student government politics, campus performances, and school-wide trends.

In recent years, the paper’s reporting has revealed racial biases in the college’s tenure practices, performance space struggles for student groups, and food code violations in the campus dining facilities.

In 2011, the paper took strides in increasing its online presence by launching the first college newspaper website with a responsive design, following The Boston Globe’s release of BostonGlobe.com, the world’s first HTML5, responsive-designed newspaper site.

In 2018, the Beacon again reinvented itself a larger focus on daily journalism and uploading articles every day coinciding with the launch of a new website.

Current Masthead:

Advisor:  Douglas Struck

Editor-in-Chief: Chris Van Buskirk

Copy Managing Editor: Abigail Hadfield

Visual Managing Editor: Kyle Bray

Business Managing Editor: Dylan Rossiter

Deputy Business Manager: Albany Alexander

Graphic Design Director: Ally Rzesa

News Editor: Stephanie Purifoy

Deputy Express Editor: Anissa Gardizy

Deputy Enterprise Editor: Belen Dumont

Assistant Express Editor: Jacob Seitz

Assistant Enterprise Editor: Tomas Gonzalez

Express Staff Reporter: Hanna Marchesseault

Enterprise Staff Reporter: Flora Li

News Staff Reporter: Diana Bravo

News Staff Reporter: Dana Gerber

Living Arts Editor: Grace Griffin

Deputy Lifestyle Editor: Katie Redefer

Deputy Arts Editor: Cassandre Coyer

Assistant Lifestyle Editor: Taina Millsap

Assistant Arts Editor: Frances Hui

Living Arts Staff Reporter: Melanie Curry, Juliet Norman

Opinion Editor Diti Kohli

Deputy Opinion Editor: Ziqi Wang

Opinion Columnist: Xinyan Fu

Sports Editor: Aaron Miller

Deputy Sports Feature Editor: Domenic Conte

Deputy Sports Game Editor: Andrew Lin

Assistant Sports Editor: Lara Hill

Sports Staff Reporter: Peirce Eldredge

Photo Editor: Jakob Menendez

Deputy Photo Editor: Rachel Lo

Staff Photographer: Greyson Acquaviva

Chief Copy Editor: Kyle Labe

Deputy Copy Editor: Finn Ehringer

Copy Editors: Andrew Stanton, Ian Vidal, Luis Prieto

Social Media Manager: Andrew Stanton

Social Media Contributor: Molly Goodrich

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