After an intense week-long editing residency at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication, some of the best journalism students in the country left Philadelphia May 30 to begin internships in some of America’s top newsrooms.
For 46 years, journalism Professor Ed Trayes has directed the Dow Jones Center for Editing Excellence at Temple University, which trains students on style guides, geography and other skills they’ll need to succeed at their copy-editing internships.
“We work each day in the classroom from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. with a short break for lunch. Then it is preparation well into the night … Read more »
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The catalyst for Brittany Cozzens to join Pinterest was simple enough.
As a junior at York Suburban High School, she became bored with drawing the same old still lifes in art class. Instead, Cozzens, who’s heading into her sophomore year as an advertising major at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication, scoured the web for tattoos, which she would recreate for her class projects. Pinterest, she decided, was the best way to keep her images organized.
As she filled her pinboard (pinterest.com/bcozzens) with images of body art, as well as some more traditional Pinterest content like wedding … Read more »
As Dyana Williams took her position at the podium to deliver the keynote address at the Temple University School of Media and Communication graduation ceremony May 16 in McGonigle Hall, she gazed over the sea of graduates and realized she needed to document this moment in time.
William, RTF ’97, the host of “Soulful Sundays,” on Oldies 100.3, aimed her smartphone at the crowd to capture a picture.
“You are such a good-looking class of 2013 that I have to take a picture,” she said.
She promised to post it on every social media outlet available to her.
After capturing … Read more »
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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »