Created by Damien Barling, BeHeard is a platform geared towards giving untapped voices and future, talented multimedia journalists an outlet to showcase their skills and creativity.
BeHeard was born out of several issues plaguing the media industry. In Sacramento, historically there was a lack of diversity in the broadcasting industry. In addition, the route into broadcast media has become virtually impossible to enter due to budget cuts and the elimination of internship opportunities. This means that journalism students with an interest in broadcast media would have a tough time getting a job.
With a focus on Black and female content creators, BeHeard features podcasts centered on sports, Black culture, business, and social justice. This platform helps to introduce fresh voices into sports, pop culture, and social justice.