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SMC grows with seven new faculty members

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Seven new full-time faculty members have joined the School of Media and Communication for the 2014-15 academic year. Here’s your chance to get to know a little bit about them before the first day of class.

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Temple earns eight nominations for regional college TV awards

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Temple University students and faculty members have received eight nominations from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for its College/University Production Awards, generally described as the college-level version of the Emmys.

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Professor edits new book on social movements

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A faculty member in Temple’s Department of Strategic Communication has co-edited a new book that can be used as a “how-to” guide for planning a successful social movement.

Jason Del GandioAssistant Professor Jason Del Gandio, along with Anthony J. Nocella II, a senior fellow at the Hamline School of Law, have produced “Educating for Action: Strategies to Ignite Social Justice.” The book, written for classroom instruction as well as real-world guidance, is a collection of work from activists with experience in inspiring others to promote social change. It was published in June by New Society Publishers.

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Temple research project investigates a new way for musicians to promote their work

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Patrick Parker believes today’s musicians need to focus more on connecting with their fans than web analytics if they want to survive in the rapidly evolving music industry.

Before graduating this spring, Parker, BTMM ’99, MSP ’14, submitted his master’s thesis By the Numbers – An Examination of Current Music Industry Practices, which explains how the next big act can do just that.

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Advertising class tackles full-scale campaign for trendy Tesla brand

The students listen to Mike Inskeep's critique of their campaign. (by Sofiya Ballin)

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The four students in adjunct professor Joe Perrone’s “Advertising Campaigns” class worked this summer to sell a piece of the future.

They created a full campaign for a new model of Tesla, the electric car that’s causing some nervous shudders around the automotive industry, slated to be released in 2016. It will be the next offering from the company that made its electric sedan available to the masses in 2009.

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PhD student earns large grant for dissertation work

Melissa Meade stands outside of an abandoned coal plant.

Melissa Meade, a PhD candidate in the Media and Communication Program at Temple University, has received a $20,000 grant for fieldwork from The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research in New York City. The grant marks one of the largest external awards to a School of Media and Communication graduate student.

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NBC’s Brian Williams to receive 2014 Lew Klein award

Larry Margasak

NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams will receive the 2014 Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award from Temple University’s School of Media and Communication this fall.

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With passion and education, Temple student hopes to change the world

Krystan Lenhard stands outside of Annenberg Hall.

By Sofiya Ballin
SMC Communications

Krystan Lenhard, 29, can rattle off significant dates pertaining to disability rights in America with ease. From activist Justin Dart’s mission to unify people with disabilities as a minority group to individuals chaining themselves to buses in protest of inaccessibility, Lenhard shares her wealth of knowledge with anyone who will listen.

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Prof. Mueller’s designs earn two top awards

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Kathy Mueller, assistant professor of advertising at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication, has earned two prestigious awards for design work she completed as part of her MFA in graphic and interactive design at Temple’s Tyler School of Art, a degree she completed this spring.

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Journalism grad reports from Syrian warzone

Jad Sleiman didn’t wait long to make his degree work for him.

Sleiman, 25, graduated May 15 with a journalism degree from Temple’s School of Media and Communication and the following week, he was in the heart of the Syrian warzone for three days. And the week after that, The Washington Times ran his story on Harakat Hazm, a new conglomerate of two dozen rebel groups.

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