Our faculty in the Journalism and Sports Broadcasting 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 student journalists post weekly print, video and podcasts reports.
This provides journalism majors, minors and non-majors plenty of opportunities to
get involved. Included in their campus newsroom responsibilities, students have the
opportunity to pitch stories, conduct interviews, write articles, shoot videos and
photos. The journalism program is flexible enough that it now includes as a part of
its curriculum podcasting production.
Report for The Beacon Today
In addition to hands-on learning, working for The Beacon Today helps students create
and expand their professional portfolios that lead to internships, and eventually
a news career with every assignment. Interested in reporting for The Beacon Today?Email Don Piper for more information.
Student News Packages
Students will explore the various beats of journalism through creating visuals, graphics and soundbites of news packages. Examples of beats
students will explore through The Beacon Today include: hard news, feature stories,
comedy skits and sports.