News and Events

Professor Fernback interviewed on NewsWorks Tonight

Professor Jan Fernback was interviewed about media coverage of the flash mob incidents from a couple of years ago. The interview was for the April 16th broadcast of WHYY’s radio program NewsWorks Tonight.  Here is the link: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/53607

Study of health messages and North Philadelphia Latinos

“Interpretations of Health Messages among North Philadelphia Latinos,” a study of how Philadelphia Puerto Ricans interpret media messages about smoking, was recently concluded. This project was also called “Speaking of Health/Hablando de Salud.” It was funded through a Pennsylvania Department of Health grant to Temple from the money that the tobacco industry is paying states to settle health-related lawsuits. The study was directed by BTMM (now MSP) faculty member Nancy Morris, as Principal Investigator, with BTMM professor Renee Hobbs as Co-Principal Investigator. Over the course of the four-year project, SCT graduate students Dawn Gilpin, Melissa Lenos, Suman Mishra, Pamela Poe, Tom Polcari, and Silvia Valkova also participated in this research.