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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Cheryl Owsley Jackson speaking to the staff of The Harvard Crimson in 2019.

Cheryl Owsley-Jackson to leave Emerson after “less rewarding” experiences

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
July 26, 2021

Senior Journalist-in-Residence Cheryl Owsley-Jackson will not be returning to Emerson in the fall, and will instead take up a position at Indiana University, her alma mater. Her departure, announced...

Journalism faculty released a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and in solidarity with Black students, faculty, staff, and alumni Wednesday.

Journalism faculty release statement supporting Black Lives Matter

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
June 3, 2020

Members of the journalism faculty expressed support Wednesday for the Black Lives Matter movement in a statement released on Twitter. “We recognize and acknowledge the profound pain, fear, and anguish...

Administrative Associate to the Chair of Journalism Christopher Wilson said the updated badge system will improve consistency among the department. Sam Hwang / Beacon Correspondent

Journalism department advances current badge program

By Elena Naze
September 11, 2019

The Journalism Department plans to hand out badges identifying each student in the program and their experience with certain journalistic equipment by the end of this week. The department rolled out...

Journalism faculty released a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and in solidarity with Black students, faculty, staff, and alumni Wednesday.

Journalism students leave major at higher rate than other departments

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
February 21, 2019

Approximately five percent of journalism students switched out of the department during the 2018-19 academic year—a rate around four times higher than other major programs, according to data the Journalism...

It’s difficult to take classes specific to my interests when scheduling and other requirements within the major inhibit me from enrolling in them. /
Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Major Thoughts: Making the most of journalism’s outdated curriculum

By Daysia Tolentino
December 6, 2018

Emerson is consistently ranked by College Factual as one of the best journalism schools in the country. During my senior year of high school, I visited the college and my tour guide showed my group the...

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