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A letter from the director of Student Media, Spring 2021

Greetings Daily Beacon and Student Publications Alumni,

Welcome to the first edition of the Daily Beacon Alumni Newsletter. We hope to grow our alumni base by sharing stories and facilitating greater engagement. Along with this semi-annual newsletter, we hope to start posting stories and photos from the past to our Facebook group and our LinkedIn group. These may include historical issues and cover pages, yearbook photos, this day in 19XX? and more.

If you graduated over five years ago, you might not recognize the Daily Beacon newsroom. It got a total makeover back in 2015. Also, there are a couple of new departments under the flagship of the Office of Student Media.

We now have the Lumos Media Services department. Lumos is the official commercial production unit for the Office of Student Media. This group strives to produce professional-grade video and still photography that meets our customer’s needs and gives our team members critical skills for the working world.

Also, we have Honey magazine. Honey was founded in the spring of 2019 to become a print magazine, website, and digital brand. Honey Magazine is a female-led and operated digital-first brand that has strived to become a collective feminist voice for the UT campus and Knoxville community.

The Phoenix literary magazine is still going strong after 62 years of publication. The Phoenix is published each semester during the regular school year. This year was the phoenix’s first live walk-through gallery at the student union.

All departments are still under student leadership, are editorially independent and entirely written, produced, and managed by students.

Let us know when you worked at the Beacon and by all means, reconnect and engage with each other. If you know other Beacon alumni that would enjoy connecting, please forward them this newsletter, or connect them with us.

Thank you,

Jerry Bush

Director of Student Media

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville