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

Parker flips through his extensive vinyl collection.

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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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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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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Dan Rather helps send off SMC class of 2014

TUTV General Manager Paul Gluck, and Lucille and Kal Rudman, the namesakes of the home of TUTV, meet Dan Rather.

As broadcasting legend Dan Rather peered over the class of 2014 from Temple University’s School of Media and Communication, he saw a group of people eager to start pursuing their life goals.

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Journalism alumna enters Philly PR Association Hall of Fame

A portrait of Danielle Cohn, JOUR '95.

Danielle Cohn, JOUR ’95, vice president of marketing and communications for the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be inducted into the Philadelphia Public Relations Association’s Hall of Fame May 8 at a ceremony at Top of the Tower.

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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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Be who you are: SMC duo to document their
cross-country trip to spread positive message

Levi holds a sign that reads "Be Who You Are" in front of a dog on a leash.

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Two best friends, one a current student at Temple’s School of Media and Communication and the other a young alumnus, are in a better place nowadays.

It’s the result, they say, of self-discovery; of finally being comfortable in their own skin.

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Pulitzer winner: Multimedia skills learned at Temple key to journalistic success

Kurtis Lee recounts the night he and his colleagues produced Pulitzer-winning journalism. (by Daniel Pelligrine)
Kurtis Lee recounts the night he and his colleagues produced Pulitzer-winning journalism. (by Daniel Pelligrine)

Kurtis Lee recounts the night he and his colleagues produced Pulitzer-winning journalism. (by Daniel Pelligrine)

A Pulitzer Prize winner and Temple alumnus said breaking into journalism shouldn’t be a fearful prospect for Temple students, as long as they market themselves in the right way.

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Alumni talk shop during The Temple News reunion panel

Kristen Graham of the Inquirer and Kevin Negandhi of ESPN. (photo by Daniel Pelligrine)

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Naming the biggest story from their time at The Temple News was a tough task for the alumni who were part of the newspaper’s reunion weekend panel. There were just too many from which to pick.

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A statement on the passing of E. Steven Collins

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E. Steven Collins (photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg/Temple University)

The School of Media and Communication and the entire Temple University community is saddened to learn of the loss of Philadelphia radio legend E. Steven Collins.

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