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Dean Boardman fights to improve media’s White House access

David Boardman, dean of the Temple University School of Media and Communication, is helping lead the charge to improve journalistic access to the White House.

David Boardman

David Boardman

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SMC’s undergrads showcase research and creative work at annual symposium

An panel of SMC students is led by Associate Professor Scott Gratson.

An panel of SMC students is led by Associate Professor Scott Gratson. (photo by Sofiya Ballin)

By Sofiya Ballin
SMC Communications

More than a dozen School of Media and Communication students representing all five majors showcased their creative and research projects at the 21st annual Temple Undergraduate Research Forum-Creative Works Symposium (TURF-CreWS) April 10 in the Howard Gittis Student Center.

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How Temple is helping ensure the future of data journalism

Assistant Professor Meredith Broussard works with junior journalism major Greg Pinto as other students look on.

Assistant Professor Meredith Broussard works with junior journalism major Greg Pinto as other students look on. (Photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg/Temple University)

A data journalism class at the School of Media and Communication places Temple University at the forefront of a new wave of programs teaching aspiring reporters how to crunch numbers and find new ways to tell stories hidden in data.

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Study finds hints of social responsibility in top Fortune 500 company mission statements

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.”

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New book edition updates history of black hair in America

Over the past decade, the internet has impacted the way to do just about everything – right down to how we talk about hair.

A headshot of Lori TharpsWith such a game-changing phenomenon, Lori Tharps, an assistant professor of journalism at Temple’s School of Media and Communication, released a new edition of a book she co-authored, Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America, which chronicles how the conversation about black hair has evolved since the 15th century.

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Client-centered student firms offer real-world experience

By Sofiya Ballin
SMC Communications

An internship is a great way for a student to receive a quality real-world experience. But it’s not the only way.

Diamond Edge Communications students check out the latest creative idea for their client at the Department of State.

Diamond Edge Communications students check out the latest creative idea for their client at the Department of State. (Photo courtesy DEC)

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SMC launches new online certificate program

Powerful and effective leadership is essential to succeed in any corporate or academic environment. For many of us, this ability is not innate but can be taught and developed with the right preparation, coaching and experience. Those looking to advance their communication and leadership abilities can now look toward the School of Media and Communication’s new program SMC Plus.

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TUTV show on self-acceptance leads to new book for adjunct prof

BIENsmOn Tuesday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lisa Bien, an adjunct professor in the Strategic Communication Department and host of Bouncing Back with Lisa Bien, will launch her first book and self-help/memoir Life Happens: Bounce Back! Bien said the book can be used as a tool for “your life’s education in learning to love yourself.”

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SMC donates nearly 600 lbs. of food to church, launches clothing drive for Morris Home

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Students, staff and faculty members from the School of Media and Communication donated approximately 600 pounds of food to the food pantry at the Berean Presbyterian Church.

SMC staff members walked two carts filled with boxes of food across Diamond Street to the church March 19 to support its food pantry. Church secretary Michelle Thompson said the pantry assists 25 people every Wednesday and Friday. And on the last Saturday of every month, approximately 100 people will gather to partake in Berean’s Community Dining Hall. They come from all over the area, but mainly live in the surrounding neighborhood.

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When an Owl becomes a watchdog:
Senior exposes alleged spy activities in U.S. Senate

A senior journalism major has broken a major national story for McClatchy she believes exposes an example of federal government officials operating under a veil of secrecy away from the accountability of the public eye.

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