Students come to Temple not just to take courses in journalism, but also to practice journalism. Our students hold staff positions at student media outlets like The Temple News and Temple Update, and take internships at WRTI, Temple’s award-winning NPR station.
The award-winning Temple News reaches all 40,000 students, faculty and staff of Temple University. Many Journalism majors write, edit and hold other jobs at the independent paper.
Fourteenth Street is a student-produced magazine. Students write, photograph, design and sell ads for the magazine, which is circulated in the Temple News. Students can volunteer for Temple Update or take it as a class (JRN3304). Contact Prof. Larry Stains for more information.
Temple Update gives Temple students the opportunity to gain news-gathering experience during their college years. Alums of Temple Update are working all across the United States. Whether working in front of the camera…behind the scenes…in news, sales, public relations, or in any other field of work, we are very proud of the people who have passed through the Temple Update newsroom. Students can volunteer for Temple Update or take it as a class (JRN4596)
A weekly student run show about Temple University’s intercollegiate athletic programs. It is anchored, produced, filmed and edited by students of Temple University. Students can volunteer for OwlSports Update or take it as a class (JRN4597).
Many Journalism students get internships at Temple’s listener-supported, award-winning NPR radio station.
WHIP is Temple University’s student-run radio station, and exists to express the voice and diversity of the students. Now back on the map with a new studio in the Tech Center, WHIP will soon be broadcasting worldwide over the Internet.
Student organizations provide great opportunities to get to know your fellow aspiring journalists and professionals. Student organizations sponsor a variety of events each semester.
Aperture is a Temple University club for students interested in photography and photojournalism. The Aperture Photo Agency is a student-run full-service photo agency specializing in images of Philadelphia. Students can offer stock photography for sale or advertise their photographic services. Contact Prof. Ed Trayes for more information.
TABJ won the National Association of Black Journalists’ Student Organization of the Year award for 2005-2006. The organization provides minority journalists with networking opportunities they need to start their career.
Temple University Society of Professional Journalists
With panel discussions, collaborative conferences, networking dinners, community service activities and social events, TUSPJ promotes the creation of contacts for future journalists. Contact Prof. George Miller for more information.
Radio Television Digital News Association
The Radio Television Digital News Association club is for students interested in radio and TV journalism. Contact Prof. Karen Turner for more information.
ED2010 is a club for students interested in breaking into the magazine business. Contact Larry Stains for more information