Alumni Spotlight: Erica Palan

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, 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 […]

Dr. Carolyn Kitch Appointed Chair of Department of Journalism

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 […]

SMC Student of the Week: Alexandra Fleming

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

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 […]

Center for Public Interest Journalism Helps Relaunch Open Data Philly

A newly redesigned version of, 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 […]

Aspiring Scholars Celebrate Achievements and Plan Graduation Bucket Lists

On February 5, the Atrium filled with students, staff, and faculty alike to celebrate the best and the brightest in SMC at a reception to honor Aspiring Scholars. The event, held each semester, recognizes the achievements of aspiring scholars within the school as well as returning scholars. SMC Aspiring Scholars are students recognized for their scholastic achievement through university-wide […]

SMC Student of the Week: Julie Seidman

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 […]

Temple’s Center For Public Interest Journalism Announces Next Mayor Collaboration With Local Media Partners

Temple University’s Center for Public Interest Journalism announced today it will join Philadelphia Media Network – owner of, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News – and others in a foundation-funded partnership designed to support high-quality reporting on the 2015 Philadelphia mayoral campaign. “The Next Mayor” project is designed to provide voters with […]

Veteran TV Reporter Lu Ann Cahn Named SMC’s Director of Career Services

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

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 […]