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october 2014

6oct10:00 am- 12:00 pmTribune Media CEO to speak at Sherman Lecture
11oct9:00 am- 11:00 amSMC Homecoming Tailgate Tent
18oct12:00 pm- 2:45 pmSMC Career DayPower Your Future
22oct5:30 pm- 7:00 pmMartel Leadership Lecture presents 'Lincoln and the Press: Master or Monster?'
29oct12:30 pm- 2:00 pmGrants, Books and Articles: Strategies for Submitting Your Work

november 2014

3nov8:00 am- 3:45 pmTemple Sports Journalism Summit & APSE Mid-Atlantic Workshop

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Temple students pack Tomlinson for Brian Williams Q-and-A (9/28/2014) - Brian Williams, the 2014 recipient of the School of Media and Communication’s Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award, spent an hour answering questions from Temple University students on Sept. 26.
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 […]
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 […]
SMC students recount South Africa experience through Daily News articles (8/27/2014) - The students of the School of Media and Communication Study Away program in South Africa were able to share the stories of their experiences this summer through a special edition of the Philadelphia Daily News. Nine of the 11 Temple University students who participated in the program wrote a story for the Aug. 16 newspaper on […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]
Daharis Pesantez Comm Studies accepts first student into major of distinction program (11/16/2012) - Daharis Pesantez has achieved a first among students in the Communication Studies Program. A junior from York, Pa., she has become the first to be accepted into the interdisciplinary program’s major of distinction. Strongly focused on academic achievement and research, the major of distinction requires students to have a 3.25 GPA across the university and […]

Journalism

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 […]
SMC students recount South Africa experience through Daily News articles (8/27/2014) - The students of the School of Media and Communication Study Away program in South Africa were able to share the stories of their experiences this summer through a special edition of the Philadelphia Daily News. Nine of the 11 Temple University students who participated in the program wrote a story for the Aug. 16 newspaper on […]
Journalism grad reports from Syrian warzone (6/4/2014) - Jad Sleiman didn’t wait long to make his degree work for him. Sleiman, 25, graduated May 15 with a journalism degree from Temple’s School of Media and Communication and the following week, he was in the heart of the Syrian warzone for three days. And the week after that, The Washington Times ran his story […]
A portrait of Victoria Marchiony. Research shows the hipster prototype evolved from cultural disconnection (5/8/2014) - A senior journalism major’s research project is sure to spark a dialogue about the true nature of the millennial generation’s lover of all-things-obscure. Victoria Marchiony, 22, devoted her final semester at the Temple University School of Media and Communication to researching what makes “hipsters” tick. She started by looking at how the hipster, defined by […]
The Temple News named best paper in region (5/5/2014) - The Temple News was named the best all-around non-daily student newspaper in the Northeast region by the Society of Professional Journalists. In addition, Grace Holleran, a junior music therapy major from Norwalk, Connecticut, was named the winner in the general column writing category for colleges with more than 10,000 students. Senior advertising major Jerry Iannelli […]

MS&P

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; […]

StrC

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 […]
A headshot of Donnalyn Pompper Study finds hints of social responsibility in top Fortune 500 company mission statements (4/9/2014) - Wal-Mart wants to “save people money.” Chevron aspires to “be the global energy company most admired for its people, partnerships and performance.” Microsoft’s mission statement says the company’s goal is to “help people and businesses realize their full potential.” In her most recent study, Donnalyn Pompper, associate professor of strategic communication at the Temple University […]

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