Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Bill Alexs yearbook photo in The Emersonian, 1966.

‘Born communicator’ from class of 1966 leaves behind journalism scholarship

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
March 30, 2022

Vassilios Alex didn’t learn English until kindergarten. That didn’t stop the Emerson alum from a decades-long radio career that saw him take on everything from newscasting to sports commentary—and...

Evan Allen and Brendan McCarthy working on the “Blind Spot” investigation

Alums part of Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize winning team credit Emerson for success

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
July 6, 2021

When Brendan McCarthy and Evan Allen graduated from Emerson, almost a decade apart, there was no way they could’ve known they would find themselves part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative team...

Evan Allen 11 (left) and Brendan McCarthy 04

Emerson alums win Pulitzer Prize for Boston Globe reporting

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
June 11, 2021

Two Emerson College alumni, Brendan McCarthy and Evan Allen, were among a team of Boston Globe journalists to receive a Pulitzer Prize on Friday, honoring their work exposing a nationwide trend of dangerous...

The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym

Emerson reports highest COVID spike to date, reportedly traced to athletic teams

By Charlie McKenna and Dana Gerber
April 3, 2021

Emerson reported 15 new positive COVID-19 tests on Saturday split over two days of testing—just two days after an email from the college warned of increased spread. The spread now appears to have originated...

In the age of rapid globalization, breaking news happening on the other side of the world could have an impact on people who are living in America. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Integrate news from around the world into your news diet

By Jiachen Liu
November 12, 2019

I learned about the protests in Chile while having dinner with a friend who works as a telescope researcher in Chilean labs for the University of California, Berkeley.  “It’s nationwide,” I recalled...

Alumna Gaby Dunn completed a co-op at The Boston Globe while at Emerson, and reflected on that experience in her new book. Courtesy of Robyn Van Swank.

Journalism alumna Gaby Dunn pens Boston-based graphic novel

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
October 1, 2019

At only nineteen years old, Gaby Dunn ‘09 spent her nights waiting at hospitals to find out the status of shooting victims or driving to the scene of fires where houses had burned to the ground. As...

I spent the rest of my junior year constantly applying for internships and never hearing back, only to scroll on Facebook to see another student earn that Boston Globe Co-Op position or any of the other internships for which I applied. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Prepare students for the unglamorous sides of career-building

By Melissa Rosales, Podcast Producer
September 30, 2019

Last year, I opened my laptop and showed Kate Privert, the assistant director of the Career Development Center, my papers in my first cover letter and resume review appointment. Privert gave helpful recommendations...

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