The Berkeley Beacon is Emerson College’s independent, student-run newspaper. Founded in 1947, the weekly publishes in print on Thursdays each fall and spring semester and online daily. The paper is a chronicle of life at Emerson — covering student government politics, campus performances, and school-wide trends.
In recent years, the paper’s reporting has revealed racial biases in the college’s tenure practices, performance space struggles for student groups, and food code violations in the campus dining facilities.
In 2011, the paper took strides in increasing its online presence by launching the first college newspaper website with a responsive design, following The Boston Globe’s release of BostonGlobe.com, the world’s first HTML5, responsive-designed newspaper site.
Phone: 617-855-NEWS (6397)
News Editor Laura King
Opinion Editor Jackie Roman
Sports Editor David A. Bumpus
Arts Editor Mark Gartsbeyn
Lifestyle Editor Rebecca Szkutak
Photography Editor Carly Wickham
Business Manager Kelsey Finn
Adviser Ric Kahn
Deputy News Editor Martha Schick
Assistant News Editor Katie Burns
Enterprise Reporter Bret Hauff
Legal Reporter Dina Kleiner
Assistant Opinion Editor Dan Blomquist
Assistant Sports Editor Hannah Miller
Assistant Lifestyle Editor Stephany Christie
Deputy Photography Editor Evan Walsh
Assistant Photography Editor Asta Tall
Copyeditors Holly Kirkman
Designer Aren Kabarajian
Illustrators Holly Kirkman