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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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
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, somehow, they manage to make you laugh. They’re...

Pamela White, former associate vice president and Title IX & Clery act coordinator, dies at age 63

Pamela White, former associate vice president and Title IX & Clery act coordinator, dies at age 63

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 4, 2022

Associate Vice President Pamela White, who served as Emerson’s Title IX & Clery Act coordinator, died on Dec. 29 at the age of 63, college officials announced Tuesday evening.  White began her...

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

Emerson alum creates daily newsletter

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
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 media outlets. Below the Fold aims to do just as the...

Note from the Editor: We take responsibility

Note from the Editor: We take responsibility

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
September 10, 2020

A journalist’s commitment is to truth, to fairness, to balance. And this is The Beacon’s truth. We, as an institution with a longstanding history at Emerson, have repeatedly produced content and...

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...

Letter: Alumnus responds to College removes long-time WEBN faculty

Letter: Alumnus responds to “College removes long-time WEBN faculty”

October 7, 2019

To the editor: Re "College removes long-time WEBN faculty" (News, October 1) The other day, my morning producer called me to check in on a script I was writing. As a way of small talk, he asked if...

Editorial: Emerson Todays shrinking awareness of journalistic integrity

Editorial: Emerson Today’s shrinking awareness of journalistic integrity

By Editorial Board
April 4, 2019

At issue: Updates on Emerson Today Our Take: New content introduces more conflicts of interest Recent modifications to Emerson Today, an outlet run by the college’s Marketing Communication Department, have...

EDITORIAL: Leave news to the newspaper, not administration

EDITORIAL: Leave news to the newspaper, not administration

By Editorial Board
September 27, 2018

At issue: Emerson College Today updates mission Our take: Announcements and news should be separate Emerson’s communication and marketing department is revamping Emerson College Today. Now a separate...

Op-ed: Opinions don’t have to be divisive

Op-ed: Opinions don’t have to be divisive

By Hannah Ebanks
September 6, 2018

The first article I wrote for the Beacon went through at least five drafts before it was published. It was an opinion piece about what it was like being a new international student at Emerson. One of the...

Students board a bus headed for Washington, D.C. ahead of the national gun-reform rally. Belen Dumont / Berkeley Beacon

Students ‘March for Our Lives’ in D.C.

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
March 24, 2018

Standing with a friend in front of the Dining Center, sophomore Brian Sweeney waited to board one of two overnight shuttle buses headed to his hometown of Washington, D.C. at 10 p.m. on Friday. There,...

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