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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.

In 2018, the Beacon again reinvented itself with the launch of a new website, coinciding with a larger focus on daily journalism.


Current Masthead:

Editor-in-chief: Allison Hagan

Advisor: Douglas Struck

Managing Editor: Laura King

Digital Strategist and Deputy Sports Editor: Dylan Rossiter

Design Director: Stephanie Shih

News Editor: Shafaq Patel

Deputy Enterprise Editor: Max Reyes

Deputy Express Editor: Riane Roldan

Assistant Express Editor: Chris Van Buskirk

Opinion Editor: Abigail Hadfield

Deputy Opinion Editor: Hannah Ebanks

Assistant Opinion Editor: Brittany Adams

Living Arts Editor: Kyle Labe

Deputy Arts Editor: Ally Rzesa

Deputy Lifestyle Editor: Monika Davis

Assistant Arts Editor: Natalie Busch

Assistant Lifestyle Editor: Grace Griffin

Sports Editor: Kyle Bray

Photo Editor: Cassandra Martinez

Deputy Photo Editor: Lala Thaddeus

Assistant Photo Editor: Justin Scott Johnson

Chief Copy Editor: Mckinley Ebert

Deputy Business Manager: Victoria Iskiyaeva

Social Media Manager: Ross Cristantiello

Assistant Social Media Manager: Victoria Raschi

Marketing Director: Amy Oberlander

News Staff Writers: Kaitlyn Bryson, Stephanie Purifoy, Gabriella Mrozowski, Maya Gacina

Living Arts Staff Writer: Annika Hom

Staff Photographers: Daniel Peden, Ashton Lyle, Brooke Northrup

Copy Editors: Alison Michalak, Kamryn Leoncavallo

Video Editor: Jordan Kushnick


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