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The Daily Beacon

The Daily Beacon is the editorially independent student newspaper serving the University of Tennessee campus and surrounding community. The paper is entirely produced and managed by UT students. The Daily Beacon is published weekly on Wednesdays during the fall and spring academic terms and content is published daily on the Daily Beacon website, The paper is free of charge and is mainly supported by advertising. Editorial policies can be found at

Daily Beacon staff members have won several awards such as the Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as several journalism awards, including awards from the Associated Press and Southeastern Journalism Conference Awards.

Student Media students

There are several ways for a student to get involved with The Daily Beacon. Paid and unpaid positions are available. You can apply at

Daily Beacon Advertising

Designer: Design and create print and digital advertisements and promotional materials for clients of The Daily Beacon

Ad Sales Rep: Develop and present print and digital advertising campaigns and sell clients on advertising and promotion concepts

Daily Beacon Editorial 

Beat Editors: Plan, coordinate and assign articles, assist writers, enforce deadlines in support of the assigned beat

Staff writers (news, arts and culture, and sports): Conduct interviews, research and write stories, minimum of two articles required a week

Contributing writers (news, arts and culture, and sports): Conduct interviews, research and write stories

Columnists: Write intelligent, well-organized and thought-provoking columns

Copy Editors: Read and edit stories in preparation for publication

Design Editor: Design and create editorial content for The Daily Beacon, for print and digital publications

Photographers: Capture and edit photographic images of newsworthy events

Multimedia contributors: Capture and edit video of newsworthy events; create web-specific content