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The Beat is a student-run magazine that covers music and the arts at Purchase College.

Purchase, NY Journalism
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The Beat is a print publication at Purchase College devoted mostly to long-form journalism and music. Through social media, we are already providing information about Purchase's broader arts community. In doing this, we hope to widen the audiences for all of our artists (which include faculty and alumni), while remaining an independent news organization.

For the first issue, the stories have been reported, photographs taken, and pages designed (by Robin Lynch's Community Design class). All we need now is the money to print. If we can raise $5,000 in 60 days, we can prove to the powers that be that The Beat is a going concern, and we can bring you this magazine on a regular basis.

Like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thebeatatpc) and follow us on Twitter: @thebeatatpc

Thank you for your support.

Briana Rodriguez, editor in chief

Scott Duwe, managing editor

Michelle Huey, creative director

Catherine Castro, director of social media/marketing

Christie Rotondo, features editor

Rebecca Strassberg, news editor

Andrew Marinaccio, editor, reviews/special projects

Meredith Jones, photo editor

Rebecca Kaplan, senior writer

Kevin Redding, senior writer

David Grimaldi, photographer and videographer

Kellyann Petry, photographer

Roman Dean, photographer

Lisa Eadicicco, production editor

Daniel Nation, copy editor

Ashley Helms, reporter

Aurora Fowlkes, reporter

Michael Kerwin, reporter

Jillian Lucas, reporter

Contributing Writers: Michael Andronico, Anthony Aquilino, Scott Interrante

Ole Skaar, community outreach

Andrew Salomon, assistant professor of journalism, adviser for The Beat

FAQ

  • Too many reasons to count, but here goes:

    1) Our students love it, despite what marketers and focus groups would have you believe.

    2) Purchase has a great news site in http://ThePurchaseBrick.com and a great print publication with The Indy, but it doesn't have a print-based publication that's dedicated solely to journalism, and that's what this is.

    3) Our students need clips to get jobs and internships, and while http://ThePurchaseBrick.com allows them to do that, their stories typically top out at 500 words. Our students want the opportunity to write long-form pieces, and they deserve the chance.

    4) Creating something tangible like a print publication, one that reports on what our students, faculty, and alumni are doing, is ideal for community outreach, particularly fund-raising, as well as student and faculty recruitment.

    5) Having the students work on a print publication teaches and reinforces fundamental lessons in journalism that can't be taught as well in the digital realm, where things like space and time constraints and the penalty for mistakes (such as misspelling someone's name) are a lot squishier.

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  • We will have a website, and we're quite active on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/thebeatatpc) and Twitter (@thebeatatpc). That's our objective for 2012-13 academic year: buidling a website and providing that service we're already providing through social media--the latest news and information about the arts on and around the Purchase campus.

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  • Both. We're dedicated to the arts, mostly music, because that's the lingua franca of the campus. That's the art form that most students, whether they're in the Conservatory or not, actively engage with. But we envision, as we go forward, plenty of stories about what all of our students, faculty, and alumni are doing, no matter the art form or medium.

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    30 backers

    With a pledge of $5, you will receive a copy of our inaugural issue (Vol. I, No. 1) and a coaster with The Beat logo, while supplies last. Additionally, you now and forever hold the title of Key Contributor to The Beat. Your name will be displayed with other contributors for the first 10 issues of the magazine.

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    16 backers

    With your pledge of $25, you will receive a copy of our inaugural issue (Vol. I, No. 1) and a set of coasters with The Beat logo, while supplies last. Additionally, you now and forever hold the title of Key Contributor to The Beat. Your name will be displayed with other contributors for the first 10 issues of the magazine.

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    14 backers

    With your pledge of $50, you will receive a copy of our inaugural issue (Vol. I, No. 1) and a set of coasters with The Beat logo, while supplies last. Additionally, you now and forever will be a member of The Editor's Circle. Your name will be displayed with other contributors for the first 10 issues of the magazine.

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    15 backers

    With your pledge of $100, you will receive a copy of our inaugural issue (Vol. I, No. 1) and a set of coasters with The Beat logo, while supplies last. Additionally, you now and forever will be a member of The Publisher's Circle. Your name will be displayed with other contributors for the first 10 issues of the magazine. You will also receive a free quarter-page ad in any one (1) subsequent issue of your choosing.

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    2 backers

    With your pledge of $250, you will receive a copy of our inaugural issue (Vol. I, No. 1) and a set of coasters with The Beat logo, while supplies last. Additionally, you now and forever will be a member of The Publisher's Circle. Your name will be displayed with other contributors for the first 10 issues of the magazine. You will also receive a free quarter-page ad in any three (3) subsequent issues of your choosing.

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    3 backers

    With your pledge of $500, you will receive a copy of our inaugural issue (Vol. I, No. 1) and a set of coasters with The Beat logo, while supplies last. Additionally, you now and forever will be a member of The Founder's Circle. Your name will be displayed with other contributors for the first 10 issues of the magazine. You will also receive a free quarter-page ad in any ten (10) subsequent issues of your choosing.

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Funding period

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