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february 2015

9feb12:00 pm- 1:00 pmGaming at the Edge: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Video GamesAdrienne Shaw, Temple University
25feb1:15 pm- 2:45 pmGame Design for Social ChangeColleen Macklin, The New School

Department News


Veteran TV Reporter Lu Ann Cahn Named SMC’s Director of Career Services (1/5/2015) - Lu Ann Cahn, an Emmy-winning broadcast journalist, has been named the first Director of Career Services at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication. Dean David Boardman announced this week that Cahn, who is retiring from Philadelphia’s NBC affiliate WCAU at the end of the year, will join his staff in February to direct professional […]
WPVI/6abc Studios event addressed future of SMC (12/21/2014) - WPVI/6abc Studios was the site for Temple University’s School of Media and Communication (SMC) annual Cocktails and Conversation event with Dean David Boardman at WPVI/6abc Studios. The audience, comprised of nearly 100  SMC alumni, enjoyed food and cocktails while learning more about Dean Boardman through a conversation with Bernie Prazenica, BA’ 79, President and General […]
Journalism Alumna Tamron Hall Addresses SMC Winter Graduation (12/19/2014) - By Jordyn Kreshover Family, friends, faculty and staff packed the Temple Performing Arts Center for the School of Media and Communication winter graduation, where ‘Today’ show co-host and SMC alumna Tamron Hall delivered the commencement address alongside Dean David Boardman. Dean Boardman addressed graduates first, offering them professional advice in an evolving climate for communicators […]
In-depth interviews featured on live TUTV show (12/5/2014) - During a live episode of A Broader View, students conducted long-form interviews about four important issues.
Temple Journalism bids farewell to Andrew Mendelson (12/5/2014) - The chair of Temple University's Department of Journalism for more than eight years, he heads to CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism in January, where he'll be the associate dean.


Redesigned pregnancy test wins innovation contest for advertising alumna (11/19/2014) - A Temple University School of Media and Communication alumna used her advertising experience to design a test that offers a more private and sustainable alternative to the competition.
Advertising students tackle domestic violence with PSAs (11/12/2014) - A Temple University advertising class has come up with a series of ads for the NFL to promote domestic violence awareness.
Advertising alumna helps bring Temple’s new brand campaign to life (11/7/2014) - Rachael Silverstein learned everything she knows about advertising at Temple University. And now, she's a major part of our new brand campaign from 160over90.
Advertising program featured by major industry organization (10/29/2014) - The Department of Advertising was featured as part of the Art Directors Club's Education Month.
Advertising Dept. instructor integrates #ALSIceBucketChallenge into first lesson (8/26/2014) - As part of her first Intro to Marketing class of the fall 2014 semester, Sue Fee, an adjunct professor in the Department of Advertising at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication, discussed the communications phenomenon that is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. And then she did it. Fee marched her class to the intersection […]

Comm Studies

Lambda Pi Eta supports AIDS Walk Philly (11/13/2013) - Ten students from the School of Media and Communication embarked on a 12K walk Oct. 20 to raise money for HIV/AIDS. At this year’s 27th annual AIDS Walk Philly, the team from Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association Honor Society,  joined together to achieve their goal of raising $500 in the fight against HIV/AIDS, which […]
Diane Sokolow, RTF '56, speaks with the SMC Study Away students. SMC alumni offer tips on how to succeed in New York (8/16/2013) - For two summers, Temple students have taken on the Big Apple through the School of Media and Communication’s New York Study Away program. This past year, the prospect of living and working in NYC for these 13 students seemed much more attainable after meeting SMC alumni who forged the path ahead of them. Throughout the […]
pelligrine_gratson-12 Comm Studies students inducted into new honor society chapter (5/9/2013) - photos by Daniel Pelligrine The first group of Communication Studies majors were inducted into the new Lambda Pi Eta, Alpha Beta Upsilon chapter May 2 at a ceremony at McCormick and Schmick’s restaurant in Center City Philadelphia. LPI is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. “The chapter will allow […]
CommStudies major organizes ongoing campus food donation (4/30/2013) - Food from two Temple University dining facilities that has normally ended up going to waste is now feeding dozens of children at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia. Sophomore Nadia Ouazzi, a communication studies major in the School of Media and Communication, has worked with Sodexo, the company behind Temple University Dining Services, to […]
Pelligrine_freshmanbookcontest-0253 CMST students create a user’s guide to success at Temple (12/11/2012) - A School of Media and Communication class was  asked to define the quintessential Temple University experience. Associate Professor Scott Gratson presented to his Communication and Public Life class this semester the concept of the album amicorum, a combination of a social media, a yearbook and a bucket list that was first popularized by 15th century […]


In-depth interviews featured on live TUTV show (12/5/2014) - During a live episode of A Broader View, students conducted long-form interviews about four important issues.
Temple Journalism bids farewell to Andrew Mendelson (12/5/2014) - The chair of Temple University's Department of Journalism for more than eight years, he heads to CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism in January, where he'll be the associate dean.
ESPN executive offers tips on career success (11/14/2014) - From print to broadcasting to digital, Rob King shared his secret to success in any medium with Temple University students -- listen to your audience.
Aspiring sports journalists learn from some of the best in the business (11/7/2014) - The third annual Temple University Sports Journalism Summit allowed nearly 200 students to learn from pros from ESPN, Sports Illustrated and other top outlets.
SMC student journalist wins national EPPY Award (10/28/2014) - This is the third year in a row that a Temple University journalist has won a national EPPY Award, which honors the best media-affiliated websites in professional and collegiate categories.


Love of poetry leads to EPPY win for media studies and production major (11/10/2014) - A story by Temple University media studies and production major Cambriae Winifred Bates won the top prize in the news or event feature video category in this national competition.
Mobile broadcasting truck visits Temple’s campus (10/30/2014) - Students interested in music and sound crowded into the SSL Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle to check out some of the industry's latest technology.
TUTV to air Coach Rhule’s weekly press conference (8/29/2014) - There’s a new way to relive the excitement of Temple University Football each week. TUTV-Temple University Television began airing Coach Matt Rhule’s Tuesday press conferences live starting Sept. 2. The new show, The Matt Rhule Weekly on OwlSports Update, is hosted by Zach Gelb, a junior media studies and production major from Dix Hills, New […]
Temple earns eight nominations for regional college TV awards (8/13/2014) - Temple University students and faculty members, predominately from the School of Media and Communication, have received eight nominations from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for its College/University Production Awards, generally described as the college-level version of the Emmys. It is the most nominations earned by any college or […]
Parker flips through his extensive vinyl collection. Temple research project investigates a new way for musicians to promote their work (7/25/2014) - Patrick Parker believes today’s musicians need to focus more on connecting with their fans than web analytics if they want to survive in the rapidly evolving music industry. Before graduating this spring, Parker, BTMM ’99, MSP ’14, submitted his master’s thesis By the Numbers – An Examination of Current Music Industry Practices, which explains how […]


Strategic communication major to address Class of 2014 (11/25/2014) - After transferring from a small community college, Genevieve Greene made sure to take advantage of everything a Temple University education can offer.
Pompper receives 2014 Top Book Award at NCA Conference (11/24/2014) - A professor of strategic communication at Temple University Pompper earned the honor for Practical and Theoretical Implications of Successfully Doing Difference in Organizations.
Prof. Feistman to present at international PR conference (10/9/2014) - He will be part of a panel discussion on “The Game of Risk: What’s the Problem and How to Manage It” at the PRSA 2014 International Conference held Oct. 12-14 in Washington, District of Columbia.
Lance Holbert SMC welcomes new chair of Strategic Communication Department (8/5/2014) - SMC’s Department of Strategic Communication will launch its second decade this fall with a new chair at its helm. Professor Lance Holbert joined the faculty this summer with visions of expanding the program to expose as many students as possible to the international trends in the field. Holbert replaces Cornelius Pratt who has served as […]
Jason Del Gandio Professor edits new book on social movements (8/4/2014) - A faculty member in Temple’s Department of Strategic Communication has co-edited a new book that can be used as a “how-to” guide for planning a successful social movement. Assistant Professor Jason Del Gandio, along with Anthony J. Nocella II, a senior fellow at the Hamline School of Law, have produced “Educating for Action: Strategies to […]

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