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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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‘They’re logical things, but theyre not human beings’: What is ChatGPT, and what should we be concerned about?

‘They’re logical things, but they’re not human beings’: What is ChatGPT, and what should we be concerned about?

By Meg Richards, Opinion Editor
Published April 26, 2023

ChatGPT, a new artificial intelligence program that has the capability to write basically anything can write your essays for you. Emerson community members,...

Emerson community remembers marathon bombing 10 years later

Emerson community remembers marathon bombing 10 years later

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor
Published April 19, 2023

On April 15, 2013, 19-year-old journalism major Madeline Bilis ‘16 stood on Newbury Street with a classmate by her side and a camera, tripod, and microphone...

Megan Mitchell as a Good Morning Emerson host in 2013

Emerson Alum, journalist, and viral TikToker: Megan Mitchell does it all

By Emma Bowen and Meg Richards
Published March 9, 2023

Emerson alum Megan Mitchell has built a wildly successful journalism career off of her TikTok success, bridging the gap between old and new media. She...

Emerson Alumna Cerise Castle

Emerson alum Cerise Castle awarded American Mosaic Journalism Prize

By Quinn O'Connor, Staff Writer and Copyeditor
Published March 2, 2023

After Cerise Castle was struck by a rubber bullet while reporting on Black Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles on May 30, 2020, her doctors advised her...

Mark Leccese

Mark Leccese: Longtime professor, reporter, trumpet player retiring after 16 years at Emerson

By Ryan Forgosh, Staff Writer, News
Published February 15, 2023

Mark Leccese has been a reporter, an editor, and everything in between. Now, after 16 years at Emerson, the longtime journalism professor is stepping away...

Comedy news programs are paving the way for a new era of journalism

Comedy news programs are paving the way for a new era of journalism

By Gabel Strickland, Staff Writer
Published September 8, 2022

They conduct interviews with high profile figures, expose corruption in large corporations, and keep you up to date on the latest political news. And,...

Bill Alexs yearbook photo in The Emersonian, 1966.

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

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
Published 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...

The sign outside of the Cutler Majestic Theater.

Emerson community weighs in with their thoughts on Ukraine

Sophomore visual and media arts major Yujun Liu gets texts from his friend in Ukraine, who updates him on the war he is experiencing firsthand. “He...

The Flag of the Dominican Republican

Why independent journalism is dying in the Dominican Republic

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
Published December 10, 2021

I knew early on that journalism was a main interest of mine. So, I decided to take a three-month internship at HOY newspaper, in Santo Domingo, Dominican...

Harassment of journalists in Kashmir is getting worse every day

Harassment of journalists in Kashmir is getting worse every day

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor
Published October 14, 2021

India’s government is treating journalists in Kashmir as terrorists, and it is disproportionately affecting Muslims. From being unnecessarily arrested...

A bomb squad storms the Copley Westin Hotel on Sept. 12, 2001, looking for potential terrorist suspects.

Beacon alums look back on catastrophe coverage

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
Published September 16, 2021

On Sept. 6, 2001, sophomore journalism major Cyndi Roy was writing about first-year orientation and college dorm policy. She never imagined that, just...

Anum Hussain, one of the founders of Below the Fold.

Emerson alum creates daily newsletter

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts
Published September 9, 2021

In 2020, Anum Hussain ‘13 launched Below the Fold, a free daily newsletter determined to catch stories that fall in between the cracks of mainstream...

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, Managing Editor
Published 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...

Evan Allen 11 (left) and Brendan McCarthy 04

Emerson alums win Pulitzer Prize for Boston Globe reporting

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
Published 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...

Demonstrates carry a peace sign flag on Boston Common in reaction to Joe Bidens presidential victory on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

As a journalist, I still deserve to have an opinion

By Lucia Thorne
Published February 10, 2021

As journalists, we are taught that objectivity is the key to good reporting. We’re taught we must not allow our biases to seep into our reporting and...

Former SGA Executive President Will Palauskas at an academic town hall in 2018.

SGA academic town hall tackles diversity, burnout

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
Published November 12, 2020

The Student Government Association’s third annual academic town hall Oct. 27 played host to discussions about diversity within several academic departments...

I, along with many people who study, work, or live in between these two countries, am balancing on a wobbly cultural bridge. And it also seems the once-strong international journalism community I used to aspire to be a part of is eroding.

Caught in the middle of the U.S. and China conflict as a journalist

By Jocelyn Yang, Opinion Editor
Published August 4, 2020

When I first landed in the U.S. during high school, the customs officer asked me what I wanted to pursue as a career. When I told him journalism, his immediate...

Former Editor-in-Chief Chris Van Buskirk in front of a very legendary establishment.

After 1,033 days, an editor says farewell

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
Published June 30, 2020

It was a Tuesday around 6:50 p.m. when shots rang out across Boston Common. Students were told to shelter in place several minutes later but a young...

Journalism professor Mark Lecesse

New fall course revives Emerson Student News Service

By Faith Bugenhagen
Published May 12, 2020

The journalism department will restart the student-run Emerson Student News Service this fall to provide students and professors within the department...

Continuing campus news coverage amid a global pandemic

Continuing campus news coverage amid a global pandemic

By Editorial Board
Published March 16, 2020

It’s been a hectic week, to say the least. There are 197 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts as of Monday, according to public health officials....

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