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The Beacon (Florida International University)


The Beacon (Florida International University)

The Beacon
Type Triweekly student newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Florida International University
Editor-in-chief Junette Reyes
Founded University-run: 1972
Student-run: 1990 Founding Editor Patrick Hackshaw '90 and Founding Advertising Manager Tracey Green Spiegelman '90
Headquarters Ernest R. Graham Center
University Park Campus
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Circulation 7,500

The Beacon is the student-run newspaper of Florida International University in Miami, Florida and has a circulation of 7,500.[1] The Beacon is published thrice weekly in a compact format during the Fall and Spring semesters (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and once a week on Wednesday during the second half of the Summer semester. It is split into five sections, News, reporting mainly on campus and local events, At the Bay for news on the Biscayne Bay Campus, Sports, Opinion and Life! The Beacon is available free campus-wide mainly in the residence halls, Graham Center and campus buildings and usually contains a mix of campus and local news coverage. The Beacon staffers air radio programs on WRGP FIU Student Radio. Public Reason, Pantherwire, Panther Sports Talk Live and live coverage of NCAA FIU athletics.

Its content is published online at is run separately from The Beacon and is a part of FIU Student Media.


  1. ^ "FIUSM | About Us". Retrieved August 9, 2014. 

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