Arthur got his start at The Beacon, the University of Portland’s student-run news outlet, as a college junior. After one year on staff as a general assignments sports reporter, he was promoted to senior sports reporter/analyst for his senior year.
In his senior sports reporter/analyst role, Arthur’s beat was covering the Portland Pilots men’s basketball team. He also wrote columns, small features and long-form enterprise stories.
He was promoted to sports editor during the second semester of his senior year and assumed reigns of The Beacon’s sports section. For four months, he worked daily to deliver quality sports content to the UP community in a timely and effective manner. He managed and edited the work of two other reporters on top of maintaining his duties as a senior sports reporter/analyst.
Arthur played a critical role in The Beacon’s transition from a weekly print to an all-digital platform, hosting its first-ever weekly sports video podcast, “Arthur & Andrews.” Arthur & Andrews episodes can be found here.
Some of the stories Arthur has written for The Beacon can be found below: