The Berkeley Beacon recognizes the accomplishments of seven members of the fall 2019 masthead who received co-op positions at Boston area newsrooms for the upcoming spring semester.
Beginning with this week’s paper, we will bring you work from the young journalists at The Berkeley Beacon as they continue to cover Marlboro College’s affiliation with — and proposed assimilation into — Emerson College in Boston.
When The Berkeley Beacon switched to a digital-first publishing model this year, its editors weren’t exactly sure how well it was going. Judging from the Best of Show Award The Beacon won at this year’s Associated Collegiate Press National College Journalism Convention, it’s going pretty well.
The print redesign. The new flag. A new office. Increased metro coverage. The Marlboro acquisition. The deaths of Daniel Hollis and Moses Shumow. Controversial legislation from the SGA Treasurer. The removal of WEBN’s advisor. The list goes on and on for what seems like an eternity.
When I first joined The Beacon my first semester freshman year, I never once imagined I would be where I am now, as a managing editor, writing a farewell column. I was just a bright-eyed young journalist, looking to pick up any pitch possible and get a byline. Two years later, I am somehow second in command to our editor-in-chief, I have countless bylines I’m incredibly proud of, and I’ve watched this paper move from a weekly to a daily.
I’ll never forget the first time I had one of my articles critiqued for The Beacon. I was a first-semester freshman and had just written my first real journalistic article. It was a simple season preview for the men’s soccer team, which felt daunting at the time, but later would be something I could do blindfolded.
We met at the Beacon office in the morning to check-in with our editor-in-chief, Chris, and news editor, Stephanie, and they assigned us to individual positions. I began the day by roaming around Emerson College and Boston Common,
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