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.
Kurtis Lee, JOUR ’09, was part of The Denver Post team that won journalism’s biggest prize in 2013 for breaking news reporting for coverage of the July 2012 movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo. The eighth School of Media and Communication alumnus to have won a Pulitzer returned to campus Nov. 14 and 15, speaking with five different classes along the way.
“Everyone should brand themselves as a multi-platform journalist,” Lee … Read more »
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.
For Ray Didinger, JOUR ’68, it was when Temple became a state-related institution. The voice of the Philadelphia Eagles threw in his biggest sports stories, too: the NIT tournament championship victory over Boston College and the baseball team’s trip to the collegiate World Series. For ESPN anchor Kevin Negandhi, BTMM ’97, it was the O.J. Simpson trial and the opening of the Liacouras Center. … Read more »
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.
E. Steven, a Temple student during the 1970s, was selected this year to receive the School of Media and Communication’s top honor, the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Award, on Oct. 17. The school plans to celebrate the life and work of E. Steven at the annual ceremony.
For the past decade, E. Steven served as the director of urban marketing and external relations at Radio One and was the host of the … Read more »
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At the annual School of Media and Communication class meeting Aug. 23, new freshmen were welcomed to Temple by SMC faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Malcolm Kenyatta, STRC ’12, ended the ceremony with tips from an alumnus on how to take full advantage of the next four years. A native of North Philadelphia, Kenyatta says he was truly Temple Made, especially since his parents met at Temple and he was born in Temple Hospital.
Watch Kenyatta’s speech here:
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For two summers, Temple students have taken on the Big Apple through the School of Media and Communication’s New York Study Away program.
This past year, the prospect of living and working in NYC for these 13 students seemed much more attainable after meeting SMC alumni who forged the path ahead of them.
Throughout the summer, students met with Ari Brandt, JOUR ’92, CEO and co-founder of MediaBrix; Diane Sokolow, JOUR ’56, executive producer at Sony Television; and Aymon Demauro, RTF ’83, director of branded supply content for Discovery Communications.
The trio of alumni each brought stories of their path … Read more »
At first, Gina Nappi, JOUR ’06, thought it was weird that she was being asked to appear in a new Temple Made commercial.
Her boyfriend, Brian Soscia, BTMM ’05, is a DJ on Mix 106, so it seemed obvious to her that he should be in it. He quickly convinced her that she was successful, too, even though she doesn’t work in media; she’s in the policy and management office at the Environmental Protection Agency in New York.
But there was really no commercial. It was all part of a surprise marriage proposal.
They arrived in Annenberg Hall … Read more »
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With this past season’s big basketball win over La Salle still fresh in our collective memories, it was up to four students and recent graduates from the School of Media and Communication to keep the streak going.
Except this time, it wasn’t on the court; it was a battle of wits on a game show set.
Channel 17’s Philly Pheud, a game quite similar to the classic Family Feud, brought together teams from TUTV and La Salle TV to see which college station knows their city best.
Students Seth Wozniak and Tara … Read more »
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Gino Canella knew he would be seeing the worst of nature’s fury this summer.
He had signed on with The Weather Channel as a producer and videographer to document the work of a Lancaster, Pa., non-profit devoted to helping people clean up after a natural disaster.
That’s how he found himself in the rubble left after a massive tornado leveled parts of Moore, Okla., May 20, just days after completing his master of arts degree in media studies and production.
With forecasts calling for devastating storms, Canella flew out to Indianapolis May 18, where he met up with the crew … Read more »
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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 »
For the eighth time, an alumnus from the School of Media and Communication has won journalism’s top prize.
Kurtis Lee, JOUR ’09, shares with rest of The Denver Post staff the 2013 prize for breaking news reporting for their coverage of the July 20, 2012, movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo. They were cited for their use of “journalistic tools, from Twitter and Facebook to video and written reports, both to capture a breaking story and provide context.”
The paper’s Aurora beat reporter, Lee was called into action at 2:14 a.m. by one of his editors. The second Post reporter … Read more »
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