For one School of Media and Communication senior, Thursday’s graduation ceremony may not be the biggest moment of the week.
Just three days later, Shaniece Cole, a media studies and production major, will appear on stage at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas next to Cee Lo Green to present the Milestone Award, a new award that is voted on by fans, to either Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift or Bruno Mars.
If that weren’t enough, Cole heads to Los Angeles on Wednesday to start her new job as a communications assistant at VH1.
“I am very excited for what … Read more »
By Kandace Kohr
Levi Schenk is hard at work to make his dreams of working in the television industry a reality.
A junior Media Studies and Production major, Schenk has always been attracted to sales. In seventh grade, he headed an entrepreneurial operation selling candy on the school bus. Although the scheme was shut down by school administrators, he knew that this business was right for him. He’s a self-proclaimed hard worker with a passion for sales, and it certainly shows.
After coming to the Temple University School of Media and Communication from a community college to build … Read more »
Fifteen students in the “Advanced Copywriting” class at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication visited Baker Sound in Center City Philadelphia to simulate a radio commercial recording session.
Assistant Professor of Advertising Joe Glennon played all the roles a copywriter normally would perform.
“I walked the students through the session and used six of them as voice talent to record the script,” Glennon says. “Unlike TV, with an army of creative professionals taking commands from a director, or print, which requires an art director and others to complete the job, radio is the domain of the writer. The copywriter … Read more »
Television producer and consultant Jim McKairnes has been named the Verizon Chair in Global Broadband and Telecommunications at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication.
McKairnes, who graduated from Temple in 1982 with a journalism degree, is a 23-year veteran of the television industry, including 15 years at CBS.
As the Verizon Chair, McKairnes will host the Verizon Symposium on Global Broadband and Telecommunications in spring 2014. Also, he will teach two classes each semester in the 2013-14 academic year, conduct independent studies and serve as consultant to the Department of Media Studies and Production internship director to help foster … Read more »
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 CMST students a chance to work on creating viable research and creative works, much of which can be showcased on a national scale,” says Scott Gratson, director of the Communication Studies Program.
At the event, the inductees participated in a formal ceremony that referenced the … Read more »
NBC 10′s Jillian Mele hosted the Department of Media Studies and Production’s annual awards ceremony May 8 in Annenberg Hall.
Out of hundreds of entries, certificates were awarded to the top three projects in 14 categories, with the top students walking away with gift cards. Categories included Best Music Production, Best Sports Package, Best Research Paper, Best Critical Video and more.
The winning entries were:
Best Audio Production
Joey Contino, Lucy Guzy, Nick Lucier, Jessica Jordan and Gabe Caste
Michael Busza — oneoftheguysTV.com
Best Research Paper
Best Feature/News Package … Read more »
By Amber Burns and Kelly Dougherty
PRowl Public Relations
Philly In Focus, a multimedia platform dedicated to connecting the Philadelphia community through the video and interactive media of its groups, institutions and programs affiliated with Comcast, selected a TUTV, Temple University Television, video special to feature on its website.
The video was a part of TUTV’s “Before I Graduate” (BIG) series, which gave Temple students the chance to accomplish their Temple Made goals. This video showcased student Elijah Goodwin fulfilling his goal of becoming Hooter T. Owl for a day. After extensive training with the real Hooter, Goodwin geared up … Read more »
Since 1989, the Jessica Savitch Broadcast Journalism Scholarship has supported the education of young women at Temple who are working toward a career in front of the camera.
Named after a popular Philadelphia broadcaster who passed in a tragic accident in 1983, the scholarship is awarded to students with an interest in broadcast journalism who have a financial need.
At a May 1 lunch, some of the recent recipients of the scholarship were able to thank Savitch’s sister, Lori Savitch.
Lori, who has created a website, JessicaSavitch.com, to honor her sister’s work, described how Jessica laid the foundation for … Read more »
photos by Daniel Pelligrine
As the digital director of the Naples (Fla.) Daily News Jigsha Desai, JOUR ’02, is at the cutting edge of journalistic technology. What she deals with every day is a far cry from her “Intro to New Media” class a little more than a decade ago.
“We met in the evening and looked at websites,” she recalls.
Desai was the featured speaker at the annual Kirsch Lecture, held in conjunction with the Journalism Department awards ceremony. She encouraged the fledgling journalists to be active in their internships (“I volunteered to do everything.”) and to study abroad. … Read more »
By Samantha Messner
Diamond Edge Communications
The ninth annual Temple Advertising Department Awards (TADA) celebrated the 1920s May 2 in Temple University’s Mitten Hall as it honored some of its top students. The awards ceremony was hosted by Diamond Edge Communications (DEC), Temple’s student-run ad agency.
DEC founded TADA and has developed, promoted and organized the event each year. David Silver, TADA account manager, said, “In the past, the event has maintained a basic template on how it should be, where it’s located, and how it’s run. This year, we really just wanted to make it special. We booked a … Read more »