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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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Letter from the Editor: On the insensitive coverage of campus tragedies

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
February 10, 2023

The Berkeley Beacon failed you on Friday when we hastily published a story about the passing of Brooks Walker without consideration and proper context. Our actions are inexcusable—not only because of...

Letter from the Editor: The Beacon’s shortcomings and how we will improve

Letter from the Editor: The Beacon’s shortcomings and how we will improve

By Lucia Thorne, Editor-in-Chief
January 13, 2022

It’s been a year and a half since The Beacon began a process that had been long overdue: reckoning with the racism within our organization. As our new editor-in-chief, I’m writing to update you on...

Katie Redefer is a senior journalism major and the Editor-in-Chief of The Berkeley Beacon.

Letter from the Editor: Reflecting on a year of the pandemic

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
March 19, 2021

The past 12 months may have been the most unprecedented year of our lifetime. The first pandemic of the 21st century transformed life as we knew it in more ways than I can name, forcing us to confront...

Katie Redefer is a senior journalism major and the Editor-in-Chief of The Berkeley Beacon.

Letter from the Editor: The case for a fair and equitable Beacon

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
January 21, 2021

Last semester, after The Beacon drew a wave of public criticisms and staff resignations, it made me question everything I know about journalism. Prior to this fall, I looked back on my years at The Beacon...

Diti Kohli is the Editor-in-Chief of The Beacon.

Letter from the Editor: Where we’re at and what we still have to do

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
November 19, 2020

The Beacon’s first print issue of the semester in early September initiated a wave of resignations from almost 20 staff members. Some felt deeply mistreated and silenced by our newsroom’s culture....

Editor of The Beacon Chris Van Buskirk.

Letter from the Editor: Ushering in a new era for The Berkeley Beacon

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
September 4, 2019

As another school year begins, I want to take a moment to address some changes both in our paper and on campus.  Little Building finally opened and Boylston Street is finally clear of scaffolding—something...

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