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october 2014

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november 2014

3nov8:00 am- 3:45 pmTemple Sports Journalism Summit & APSE Mid-Atlantic Workshop
7nov12:45 pm- 4:30 pmPhilly Ad Club Agency Crawl
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Department News


Temple SMC celebrates aspiring scholars (10/22/2014) - The Temple University School of Media and Communication's top scholars networked with faculty and staff at an evening reception.
Temple summit hopes to inspire future sports journalists (10/22/2014) - With a growing interest from students and more job opportunities in sports journalism, the Temple University School of Media and Communication presents its third annual Sports Journalism Summit Nov. 3.
News ticker installed on Annenberg Hall (10/17/2014) - A news ticker has been installed on the front of Annenberg Hall, the home of the Temple University School of Media and Communication.
Tribune Media CEO discusses company’s future with Temple students (10/14/2014) - The man who helped guide the split of the former Tribune Company’s publishing and broadcasting arms offered a peek into a media business trend during the 2014 Charles and Elaine Sherman Lecture.
Blind TUTV sportscasters featured on 6abc (10/11/2014) - Two blind journalism majors aren't letting anything get in their way of their dreams of becoming sports broadcasters.


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 […]
Advertising class tackles full-scale campaign for trendy Tesla brand (7/3/2014) - The four students in adjunct professor Joe Perrone’s “Advertising Campaigns” class worked this summer to sell a piece of the future. They created a full campaign for a new model of Tesla, the electric car that’s causing some nervous shudders around the automotive industry, slated to be released in 2016. It will be the next […]
PhD student earns large grant for dissertation work (6/30/2014) - Melissa Meade, a PhD candidate in the Media and Communication Program at Temple University, has received a $20,000 grant for fieldwork from The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research in New York City. The grant marks one of the largest external awards to a School of Media and Communication graduate student. Melissa Meade stands outside of […]
NBC’s Brian Williams to receive 2014 Lew Klein award (6/23/2014) - NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams will receive the 2014 Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award from Temple University’s School of Media and Communication this fall. Brian Williams Williams will be honored Sept. 26 as the school presents the 14th annual Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards. The awards, named for a television-industry […]
Assistant Prof. Dana Saewitz, who will be stepping into the role of interim chair next year, congratulates Carly Bohman and Michelle Saunders. Ad Department celebrates first decade (5/12/2014) - When Professor Michael Maynard stepped up to chair a new department in 2004, he had high expectations and a decade later, the results exceeded them. The School of Media and Communication’s Advertising Department capped off its 10th year that recalled its roots and honored its founders. The department has not only grown within campus grounds, but has made […]

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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 […]


Temple summit hopes to inspire future sports journalists (10/22/2014) - With a growing interest from students and more job opportunities in sports journalism, the Temple University School of Media and Communication presents its third annual Sports Journalism Summit Nov. 3.
Blind TUTV sportscasters featured on 6abc (10/11/2014) - Two blind journalism majors aren't letting anything get in their way of their dreams of becoming sports broadcasters.
Temple journalists up for five Associated Collegiate Press awards (10/9/2014) - A testament to the great journalism happening at Temple University's School of Media and Communication, students are up for five awards from a highly respected national college press association.
TUTV show, young alumna are Emmy night winners (9/24/2014) - The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman spurred two enterprising student journalists to dive deep into the heroin epidemic and showcase how it’s affecting the Philadelphia area. Featured as an episode of Crossroads, a news magazine on the TUTV-Temple University Television, the program walked away with the College Production Award during the recent Mid-Atlantic Chapter […]
Journalism alumnus heads to Milwaukee Media Hall of Fame (9/15/2014) - Temple University has produced yet another hall-of-famer. This time, it's Eugene Kane, who has been inducted into the Milwaukee Media Hall of Fame after a career at the Journal-Sentinel.


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 […]
Prof. Weatherston saves students money through alternate textbook project (5/23/2014) - Students in Assistant Professor Kristine Weatherston’s “Genres of Media Production: Documentary” class will be spending $60 less a semester thanks to her use of innovative teaching tools. Instead of using a traditional textbook, Weatherston will teach from the Internet, new media, hands-on training and open-source educational materials. She was awarded $1,000 for her plan from […]
Rob Czyzewicz and Rudy Mezzi of 20/20 Visual Media speak to a group of high school students interested in media. SMC hosts high school TV awards (5/19/2014) - More than 100 high school students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware converged on Temple University’s campus May 14 for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ 12th annual high school news and TV awards. The students met with media professionals and educators, including Assistant Professor Amy Caples, RTF ’85; […]


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.
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 […]
2(1) Book showcases benefits diversity brings to the workplace (5/13/2014) - There exists a sentiment in corporate America that diversity in the workplace can negatively impact the bottom line because hiring people from different backgrounds could spark more internal conflict. Not necessarily so, writes Donnalyn Pompper in her latest book. The associate professor of strategic communication, who has taught at Temple University’s School of Media and […]
SMC professors earn Provost merit awards (5/5/2014) - Thirty-nine faculty members from the School of Media and Communication have received awards for meritorious activity from the Temple University Office of the Provost. Each year, Temple University recognizes faculty for outstanding performance in teaching and instruction, research, scholarship, creative activity and/or service to the university or their individual professions or disciplines. The selection process […]

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