With less than two-and-a-half months to the November elections, journalism professor Karen Turner has organized an event that will help the Temple and Philadelphia communities reflect on the Democratic and Republican conventions.
When the news first broke out last year about the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia, I knew I was going to attend it one way or another. But, at that time “attending it” just meant I would find a way to get tickets. Not once did I think I would spend the entire week at the Wells Fargo Center working as a correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, a national radio station that broadcasts out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
After a lot of brainstorming, research and a semester’s worth of work, a team of advertising students took home their own gold medal earlier this month in the national Marketing EDGE Collegiate ECHO Challenge.
When she was an undergraduate, Sarah Hanson thought she wanted to be a scientist. But after she traveled in South Africa, she realized she wanted to do something entirely different: she wanted to help others around the world.
The challenge for Regina Brown was to rev up a barren computer lab in the Blumberg low-income housing development.
Shortly after her graduation from Temple, Maria Archangelo thought she wanted to be a social worker. She had been working for The Baltimore Sun, where she covered many court cases involving child abuse.
“I would say that was my first real glimpse at issues involving children,” she said. “And feeling about society’s responsibility for children, so that really resonated and stuck with me.”
At the peaceful Black Lives Matter protest at Lee Circle in New Orleans, Louisiana, SMC student, Maggie Andresen spotted two kids playing: one white, and one black. One of them was holding flowers.
Applying to cover the Democratic National Convention for an unknown news organization last spring seemed like an obvious move for me. In internships and as an editor for The Temple News, I’d had plenty of real-world reporting experiences. As cliche as it sounds, I had no idea what I was in for.
When LaToya Stroman transferred to Temple in 2010, she knew she wanted to study abroad. She always loved to travel and even visited Russia when she was 14. But something held her back.
“I was a returning student,” the Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media ‘12 graduate said. “I thought that my opportunity was over.”
Ray Didinger, a 1968 Temple graduate, has told a lot of stories in his life.
Didinger graduated from Temple’s Communication and Theater school, which would later become the School of Media and Communication.