Media Labs

School of Media and Communication labs and programs support the research and teaching mission of the university.

Center for Media and Information Literacy

CMILThe Center for Media and Information Literacy (CMIL) serves as a hub for research, outreach, education and professional development on current issues involving media literacy and information literacy. CMIL serves as the lead organization representing the School of Communications and Theater in its role as the global chair of media and information literacy in the United States for UNESCO and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).

CMIL provides a variety of services, including curriculum development, after school programs, program assessment, teacher education programs, K-12 in-school mentoring and consultative services working with media companies on a variety of media literacy related initiatives.  Graduate and undergraduate students are active participants in all of the programs of the CMIL.

Center for Public Interest Journalism

Homepage of CPIJ (thumbnail)The mission of the Center for Public Interest Journalism is to advance the practice of public affairs journalism.

It focuses on the evolving journalistic organizations and practices in the Delaware Valley during a period of rapid change in information  technologies, journalistic business models and press practices. It recognizes that new media provide the opportunity for a more diffuse network of journalistic voices than was characteristic of pre-Internet media.

It aims to support and strengthen the ecology of such a network of journalistic voices in this region as well as to contribute to national discussion on the evolution of journalism.

Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Screenshot of PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.comThrough Philadelphia Neighborhoods, journalism students cover stories in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. The newsroom is based on the ground floor of Temple University’s Center City campus, which is just across the street from City Hall. Students use a contemporary, multimedia newsroom with wireless networking, Internet access, digital recorders and digital video cameras to produce stories at and content for various news media throughout the city.