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The Berkeley Beacon

Jakob Menendez

The passion I have for journalism stems from my need and desire to help illuminate the stories that spend most of their time in the shadows.My work focuses predominantly on human interest stories, as I've found that those are the stories that mean the most not only to the reader, but to the subjects themselves too. I take great pride in upholding the ethics of journalism, but also realize that there are facets of those standards which have long stigmatized some of the most vulnerable populations. As a multimedia journalist, I'm hyper aware of the impact my photos, videos, and audio can have on my audience, and I aim to produce content that offers them unique perspectives that challenge the preconceived notions they may have.


Email: Jakob_Menendez​@Emerson.edu


Jakob Menendez, Magazine Editor

Aug 28, 2020
Magazine Editor: Reminiscing on my first year (Story)
Aug 28, 2020
This city wasn’t made for us (Media)
Aug 27, 2020
Five social-distance-friendly activities that don’t suck! (Story)
Jul 30, 2020
W hotel to be used as temporary residence for more than 200 students (Media)
May 10, 2020
Cut Short (Story)
Apr 26, 2020
Three SGA executive president candidates compete to lead organization into a new era (Media)
Mar 18, 2020
Local restaurants struggle with new regulations and lack of college students (Media)
Mar 16, 2020
Marlboro students say a premature goodbye to Potash Hill (Media)
Mar 13, 2020
College asks students to leave dorms, moves ELA classes online (Media)
Mar 13, 2020
Marlboro to close dorms, transition classes online (Media)
Mar 13, 2020
Letter from the Editor: The world is changing (Media)
Mar 13, 2020
Students devastated after college decides to send them home (Media)
Mar 10, 2020
College transitions classes online, dorms to remain open amid COVID-19 outbreak (Media)
Mar 01, 2020
Emerson plans to create visual art studio spaces for incoming Marlboro faculty and students (Media)
Feb 23, 2020
Lions end regular season with senior day win (Media)
Feb 12, 2020
Youth ski program at Marlboro serves as bright point as merger looms (Story/Media)
Feb 09, 2020
Marlboro College proposed merger with Emerson College on “expedited” track (Media)
Jan 29, 2020
Marlboro still has restricted assets four months before the proposed merger (Media)
Jan 22, 2020
Swastikas found in Piano Row stairwell prompt ECPD investigation (Media)
Jan 22, 2020
Marlboro signs three new transfer agreements (Media)
Dec 31, 2019
A look at fall 2019 through the lenses of Beacon photographers (Media)
Dec 06, 2019
The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 12/6: SGA VP to run for Executive President, Nate Martin shines for BBall, “Woj Pod” live taping (Media)
Dec 04, 2019
Palauskas joins SGA presidential race amid dropouts (Media)
Dec 04, 2019
Sophomore leading the charge for the Lions (Media)
Nov 21, 2019
Beacon announces partnership with Vermont newspaper (Media)
Nov 21, 2019
Turning Point brings libertarian speaker Gabriel Nadales to campus (Media)
Nov 14, 2019
Marlboro and Emerson establish respective working groups to proceed with merger (Media)
Nov 14, 2019
For students, Marlboro is a home away from home (Story)
Nov 14, 2019
Marlboro Graduate School facing imminent closure (Media)
Nov 14, 2019
Marlboro College’s closure leaves community businesses concerned (Media)
Nov 13, 2019
The Marlboro College merger should be met with respect, not ridicule (Media)
Nov 07, 2019
What we know and what we don’t about the Emerson-Marlboro merger (Media)
Nov 07, 2019
Merger fuels anxiety among Marlboro students (Media)
Nov 06, 2019
The day a campus faced its fate (Story)
Nov 06, 2019
Alum grills up success with chain of casual eateries (Media)
Nov 06, 2019
Emerson to merge with college in Vermont (Media)
Oct 31, 2019
Junior draws onstage persona from Bonnie and Clyde (Media)
Oct 29, 2019
Friends share cherished memories of late journalism professor (Media)
Oct 23, 2019
Emotional support animals on-campus double as mental health diagnoses increase nationally (Media)
Oct 21, 2019
The Haunted Hour rises from the dead for season two (Media)
Oct 03, 2019
Community members gather to mourn Daniel Hollis (Media)
Oct 02, 2019
Junior raises money to help homeless men secure winter housing (Media)
Sep 21, 2019
Rep. Joseph Kennedy kicks off bid for U.S. Senate (Media)
Sep 11, 2019
Community members commemorate 9/11 terrorist attacks (Media)
Sep 04, 2019
MBTA shutdowns to affect ridership on weekends (Media)
Sep 04, 2019
Sophomore brings victory to St. Louis team at international poetry competition (Media)
Sep 04, 2019
Letter from the Editor: Ushering in a new era for The Berkeley Beacon (Media)
Emerson College's student newspaper
Jakob Menendez