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Events

april 2015

1apr11:30 am- 2:30 pmSMC Career Fair
3apr2:30 pm- 4:00 pmAn Ideal Worth Defending? Professionalism Amidst Challenges to Autonomy and Boundaries in JournalismSilvio Waisbord, George Washington University
6apr7:00 pm- 9:00 pm2015 Rudman Media Seminar: Political Reporting in the multi-media worldSpecial guests, NBC NEWS Correspondent Kristen Welker and NBC10 Anchor Renee Chenault Fattah
9apr2:15 pm- 3:30 pmResearching the Recent Past: The Enduring Significance of 1995W. Joseph Campbell, American University

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unnamed Alumni Spotlight: Erica Palan (3/16/2015) - For alumna Erica Palan (SMC ’08), there is no such thing as a “typical day in the office.” Palan serves as the social media manager for Philly.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer as well as The Daily News, and is proud to be #TempleMade. Her mornings often include lots of emails, meetings with reporters, and content strategizing. But as […]
Carolyn Kitch Dr. Carolyn Kitch Appointed Chair of Department of Journalism (2/25/2015) - Dr. Carolyn Kitch has been selected as the new chair of the Journalism Department. Serving as a member of SMC’s faculty since 1999, Dr. Kitch has been recognized for her contributions to the field in and out of the classroom. She has been honored with the James W. Carey Media Research Award, the Lindback Award […]
Alexandra Fleming SMC Student of the Week: Alexandra Fleming (2/24/2015) - Alexandra Fleming   Major: Communication Studies and Italian Expected graduation: May 2015 How did you choose your major? I have been a Communication Studies major since day one and picked it because I see a great importance in studying the way in which people speak and how to effectively get a message across to the […]
Family Fun at the Annual Brunch and Basketball Event (2/24/2015) - Nearly 200 Temple fans packed the Atrium on Valentine’s Day for SMC’s annual Brunch & Basketball event before a big win over the East Carolina Pirates. SMC remains an undefeated good luck charm for the Owls on Hooter’s birthday. Alumni, friends, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate in the Annenberg Atrium, snapping photos and sharing birthday cake with […]
Screen capture from opendataphilly.org. Center for Public Interest Journalism Helps Relaunch Open Data Philly (2/20/2015) - A newly redesigned version of OpenDataPhilly.org, the community-driven open data portal for the Philadelphia region, is now live online, thanks to a partnership which includes Temple University, the City of Philadelphia, and Azavea, a local software firm. Open Data Philly provides a hub for all of the city’s open data sets, as well data from […]

Advertising

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

Alexandra Fleming SMC Student of the Week: Alexandra Fleming (2/24/2015) - Alexandra Fleming   Major: Communication Studies and Italian Expected graduation: May 2015 How did you choose your major? I have been a Communication Studies major since day one and picked it because I see a great importance in studying the way in which people speak and how to effectively get a message across to the […]
Julie SMC Student of the Week: Julie Seidman (2/10/2015) - Julie Seidman Major: Communication Studies and Russian, Minor in German Expected graduation: May 2015 Career aspirations/future plans: To complete a master’s program in Russian Area Studies How did you choose your major? Choosing my major was a long process, and I actually discovered Communication Studies fairly late in the game. I started out undeclared and then […]
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 […]

Journalism

unnamed Alumni Spotlight: Erica Palan (3/16/2015) - For alumna Erica Palan (SMC ’08), there is no such thing as a “typical day in the office.” Palan serves as the social media manager for Philly.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer as well as The Daily News, and is proud to be #TempleMade. Her mornings often include lots of emails, meetings with reporters, and content strategizing. But as […]
Carolyn Kitch Dr. Carolyn Kitch Appointed Chair of Department of Journalism (2/25/2015) - Dr. Carolyn Kitch has been selected as the new chair of the Journalism Department. Serving as a member of SMC’s faculty since 1999, Dr. Kitch has been recognized for her contributions to the field in and out of the classroom. She has been honored with the James W. Carey Media Research Award, the Lindback Award […]
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.

MS&P

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 […]

StrC

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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