SMC partnering with IRE Conference in Philadelphia

The Temple University School of Media and Communication is partnering on multiple levels with the 2015 IRE Conference, scheduled for June 4th through 7th in Philadelphia. The Center for Public Interest Journalism is providing sponsorships for 25 journalists from the Philadelphia region to attend the conference at no cost. The sponsorship application deadline is April […]

SMC Team Competing in Annual Be Your Own Boss Bowl

The School of Media and Communication (SMC) will be represented by the business Age of Aquarius in the Fox School of Business’s annual Be Your Own Boss Bowl, a business plan competition in which students, alumni, faculty, and staff compete for over $200,000 in prizes and professional services. The event is designed to encourage the […]

White House Correspondent Kristen Welker Featured at Rudman Media Seminar

On April 6, students, faculty, alumni and media aficionados alike gathered at the Independence Visitor Center for the Kal and Lucille Rudman Media Seminar, featuring NBC News White House correspondent and NBC10 alumna Kristen Welker in conversation with NBC10 News Anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah focused on political reporting in a multimedia world. The event was made […]

SMC Hosts First Career Fair

On April 1, School of Media and Communication (SMC) students and employers alike gathered in Mitten Hall’s Great Court for the first ever SMC Career Fair. Employers from 35 firms and media outlets, in addition to SMC’s graduate programs, lined the hall to discuss internship and job opportunities and network with more than 384 students. […]

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 […]