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The Beacon is consistently heralded as one of the top student news organizations in the country, with our focus on editorial excellence and newsroom innovation. Through daily publication of content online, a weekly print newspaper, monthly magazine, radio show, and other forms of multimedia distribution, The Beacon is the leading source for Emerson-centric news. 


We reach more readers in print and online than any other media organization on campus. Our stories have been picked up by The Washington Post, The New York Times, ESPN, BBC, and other prominent titles. In 2020 alone, more than a dozen Beacon staffers had work published in leading newspapers and magazines, while others continued reporting for outlets around the world.

Working at The Beacon will give you access to a real-world journalism laboratory that will translate to the lessons and ideas exposed in the classroom. On any given day, hundreds or thousands of people could read a story published by a Beacon reporter. Given our position in the heart of Boston, our reporters, editors, photographers, and broader storytellers have a front-row seat to some of the region’s biggest events. 


In our inclusive, collaborative newsroom environment you will learn to write, edit, and produce content for varying forms of media. You’ll have access to cutting-edge products and technologies designed for the newsroom of tomorrow. You will also be a part of a passionate team of dedicated individuals that will help you grow as a journalist.


Do I have to be a journalism major to work on The Beacon?

Not at all. The Beacon is open to all majors across Emerson. 


I am studying remote this fall, can I still work at The Beacon?

Absolutely! The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change the way we have historically operated, and we’ve transitioned many of our workflows online. 


I have never worked in any form of media. Can I still join The Beacon?

We are a learning institution just as much as we are an essential news source. There are no prerequisites required to work with us. 


Are grad students allowed to work at The Beacon? 

Yes, as the student newspaper of record, all students may work at The Beacon.


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Emerson College's student newspaper