School of Communication & Media


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The Beacon Today

Our faculty in the Journalism and Entertainment Media department understand that employers value real-world experience. The Beacon Today is Palm Beach Atlantic University's award-winning digital-only campus news organization. This student-led news outlet follows the motto, "Act locally, think globally" while covering campus, community and national news for both the web and social media platforms. 

The Beacon Today releases daily articles with plenty of opportunities for journalism majors, minors and non-majors to get involved. While working for the organization, students will have the opportunity to pitch stories, conduct interviews, write articles, shoot videos and photos, plus opportunities to record podcast shows all while gaining real newsroom experience. 

In addition to hands-on learning, working for The Beacon Today helps students create and expand their portfolio with every assignment. 

Interested in reporting for The Beacon Today? Email Don Piper or Israel Balderas for more information.

Stay up to date on The Beacon Today news by following them on social media. 


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