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.
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.
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.