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2022 Children’s Media Career Symposium

2022 Children's Media Symposium Slide

2022 Children's Career Media Symposium

Want to learn more about launching a career in children’s media and entertainment?

Hosted by the Center for Media and Information Literacy, the fourth annual Children’s Media Career Symposium was held at the Klein College of Communication on April 7, 2022. Tune in and learn about the industry firsthand from content creation, animation, podcasts, marketing, research, and entrepreneurship leaders. The following talented panel of speakers discusses trends in the media industry and creative ways to jump-start your career in children’s media.

Amy Kraft – Director of Development and Children’s Programming at Pinna

Linda Simensky – Head of Animation and Scripted Content, Duolingo

Diondra Brown – Content & Curriculum Manager at Twin Cities PBS

Natalie Engel – Senior Director for Children’s Programming at PBS Kids

Stephanie Sosa – National President for the Children’s Media Association

Mariana Diaz Wionczek, Ph.D. -Executive Producer on the Dora the Explorer reboot

Jackie Payton – Producer at 9 Story Media Group

Tune in to see the symposium on TUTV  Wednesday, June 1 at 1:00 and 9:00 pm on TUTV.

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2022 MSP Awards

MSP AWARDS 2022 With Johnny Slide

MSP AWARDS 2022 With Johnny

The 2022 MSP Awards celebrate some of the best student work from the Media Studies and Production Department with categories ranging from Best Website, Best Research Paper, Best Audio Production, and more. This year the awards are hosted by NBC10  reporter/anchor Johnny Archer.

Watch the ceremony and winning productions Wednesday, May 25 at 1:00 and 9:00 p.m. on TUTV.

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The Temple Experience: Spring 2022

The Temple Experience Spring 2022

The Temple Experience Spring 2022

In this jam-packed episode of The Temple Experience, we talk to Spring 2022 graduates about topics from first-day experiences, favorite classes, what they wish they knew on day one, and everything in between. Join our diverse cast of characters and find out firsthand; what the Temple experience is really like. 

The Temple Experience Spring 2022 features Cassidy White, Carsten Schlag, Tess Reilly, Steven Jordan, Anna Rodefeld, Samantha Tedesco, Katie Agnello, Madison Reyes, Benjamin Woodring, Alexa Vernice, Taylor Crane, and Janiece Scruggs. 

Tune in Thursday, May 19 at 1:30 & 9:30 pm on TUTV.

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Queer Temple Is Back

Queer Temple is TUTV’s first LGBTQIA+ series, co-created by Temple students Christopher Smith and Andreas Copes and hosted by Andreas Copes. The program examines the world through the eyes of LGBTQIA+ individuals, reporting on current events, history, and life in the queer community.

In this newest episode, “Queer Elders,” host Andreas Copes and Adeja Wright turn the focus on prominent trailblazers, historical events, education, the LQBTQIA+ movement, and more.

First, Adeja talks to Temple students Allison Beck and Anna Rodefeld about Marsha P. Johnson and her role in the LGBTQIA community. They also discuss their experiences in getting an education in Queer History and how the absence of that education in schools is harmful. Later, Andreas is joined by the Curator of the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at The William Way LGBT Community Center, Bob Skiba. Together, they discuss how and where to experience Queer History in the City of Brotherly Love and much more. 

Tune in Monday, May 16 at 1:00 and 9:00 pm on TUTV.

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Hooter Makes B.I.G. Dreams Come True!


Before I Graduate 2022 flowers

Before I Graduate, I want to…

Every year, Temple University Television teams up with PRowl to give Temple seniors the chance to make their B.I.G. dream come true on television. 

This year, Leslie Alcantar, a first-generation ‘22 School of Theater, Film & Media Arts graduate, submitted the winning dream, and TUTV teamed up with Hooter The Owl to make it happen.

Watch now and see how a simple slow dance can spread joy across campus.

Congratulations Leslie!

For more information on past B.I.G winners, click here

Before I Graduate 2022 kiss

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Klein Voices Presents: The Future of Work

Klein Voices: The Future of Work Slider


Klein alumni are invested in telling authentic stories and leading change within the communications industry. The question of how a worldwide pandemic, a spotlight on racial injustice, and a shift in workforce trends are shaping the future of media and communication is a critical one. Join us to hear from Klein alumni shaping that future and forecasting change in their respective institutions.

This virtual session will focus on the future of work in an ever-changing environment faced by employees and employers in today’s society with special guests:

Keynote speaker Darla Price, KLN ‘04, president of DDB-NY;

Kelsey Boyd, KLN ‘16, STHM ‘18, corporate and social responsibility communications coordinator at the National Basketball Association;

Lindsey Casella, KLN ‘16, vice president of marketing at Recycle Track Systems;

DeVaun Brown, KLN ‘15, account manager at Google.

This program is moderated by David Brown, assistant professor of public relations and diversity advisor to the dean, and is sponsored by the Klein College Alumni Association.

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Women in Journalism Speak out

Women in Journalism

Women in Journalism

Women journalists have clearly made a difference since their fight for equality in the male-dominated newsrooms of the 70s. Women bylines now head up important stories on abortion, health care, education, and the environment, to name a few topics. Despite this, a recent statistical analysis by the Reuters Institute showed that while women make up 41 percent of those working in print, they hold only 23 percent of the top editing jobs across 200 major markets in the world. Every single market study showed a majority of men among the top editors, including countries like Brazil and Finland, where women outnumber men among working journalists. In Japan, Reuters could find no women in a top newsroom job.

Tune into TUTV  on Wednesday, May 4 at 1:00 pm and again at 9:00 pm EST for a compelling panel featuring these prominent alumni journalists: Erica Palan, KLN ‘08, deputy editor, opinion at The Philadelphia Inquirer; Maiken Scott, KLN ‘97, host and executive producer of WHYY’s The Pulse; Gillian McGoldrick, KLN ‘19, Harrisburg Bureau Chief for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Taylor Allen, KLN ‘19, reporter/newsletter writer for Axios Philadelphia; and Layla Jones, KLN ‘19, reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

These experienced panelists discuss the impact of women journalists on today’s news decisions and how their storytelling can be used to improve how audiences trust the news. This panel is moderated by Arlene Morgan, KLN ‘69, assistant dean for external affairs at Klein College, and Haajrah Gilani, assignments editor at The Temple News.

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…And The Winner Is…

Leslie Alcanter 2022 BIG Winner

Leslie Alcanter 2022 BIG Winner

In case you missed it: The 2022 Before I Graduate (BIG) Contest is an annual opportunity for one lucky senior to have their B.I.G. dream made into reality. This year,  ‘22 School of Theater, Film & Media Arts student Leslie Alcantar submitted the winning wish!

Leslie is an emerging sound mixer, editor, and photographer, and she says she can’t wait to make this dream a reality.

Stay tuned for more on how TUTV and Hooter The Owl make her B.I.G. dream come true!

While waiting for this year’s big reveal, you can check out the past winner videos here

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All-New Tug of War

Tug of War Ep 3

Tug of War Ep 3

In this episode of Tug of War, host Matthew Box leads the way as two contestants face off in a back-and-forth battle of intellect and other useless knowledge.  Watch the contestants race to answer trivia questions before their opponent and find out who is named the winner!

Watch Tug of War Saturday, April 30 at 12:00 & 8:00 pm on TUTV.

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Watch For the Love of the City



It is no secret that Philadelphia loves its pro sports. So, why is college basketball the exception? The talented producers of Owlsports Update dug deep into historical archives and sat down with the likes of Fran Dunphy, Aaron McKie, Mark Macon, and more, to find out.

This documentary was produced by:
Will Meade: Instagram willmeade__  Twitter @willmeade_
Jake Jesberger: Instagram jakes_jpegs  Twitter @jake_jsbrgr
Hailey Palmer: Instagram Tesorroo Twitter @Hailey1692

Promo edited by
Sara Kisela: Instagram sarakisela Twitter @KiselaSara

For more information on Owlsports Update, click here.

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The Temp Goes To Puerto Rico

The Temp Episode 6

The Temp Episode 6

Join hosts Meredith Hass, Anna Stopfel, and The Temp Team as they cover the latest hot-button news around campus.

In this episode of The Temp, Carl Wiggins reports on the uptick in campus violence, and the steps Temple University takes to ensure students are safe.

Then, Reporter Toria Benitez takes a closer look at the spike in Pennsylvania gun sales and talks to local students about their experiences and how gun safety education should be mandatory.

Later, Kaamil Jones talks with local tattoo artist Kareem Young of Big City Tattoo and his experience as a local artist and expertise in tattooing darker skin.

Meredith takes us on an adventure and shares her experiences connecting with Puerto Rican culture.

Finally, from the classroom to the ring, Temple student Daiyann Butt sheds light on what it is like to be a full-time student and maintain a boxing career.

Don’t miss all of this and much more on Wednesday, April 20 at 1:00 and 9:00 pm. on TUTV.

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Temple Update is Now Streaming!

Excellent News for an Excellent Newscast!

The award-winning Temple Update will now be streaming on 6ABC News! Check it out on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to keep up with the latest news around Temple. Of course, you can still catch Temple Update live Thursdays at 10:00 am on TUTV.

Temple Update ABC6 Schedule:

Friday: 1:30 & 9:30 pm

Saturday: 3:00, 6:30 & 8:30 pm

Sunday: 6:30 pm

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Feel Good Cooking is Back!

Feel Good Cooking Omelet

Created and produced by Temple students, this half-hour cooking program features host Seth Carney demonstrating quick, easy, affordable, and tasty recipes. In this episode of Feel Good Cooking, Seth shares his omelet recipe and connects with Temple Alum and the owner of Angie’s Vietnamese Cuisine, Lyhn. Find out what excites Lyhn’s palette, how the pandemic inspired the business, and much more.

Watch the latest episode Saturday, April 9th at 12:30 and 8:30 pm on TUTV

Feel Good Cooking Omelet

3 Egg Ham & Cheese Omelet 


  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • Cheese of your choice
  • Ham
  • 3 Eggs
  • Butter
  • Salt & Pepper 


  1. Dice the onion, bell pepper and ham
  2. Grate the cheese(if using block cheese)
  3. Whisk eggs together with a pinch of salt and pepper in bowl
  4. Cook onions and bell pepper in a frying pan on medium to high heat until slightly softened.
  5. Add ham to onion and pepper and cook until heated through-remove from pan and set aside
  6. Heat pan to medium-low heat and add butter to coat pan
  7. Add the egg mixture to pan and wait until the edges start to solidify, swirl the pan around until most liquid has turned solid
  8. Add the ham/pepper/onion mixture to eggs and push to one side
  9. Add cheese
  10.  Fold over the egg, let cheese melt to desired consistency
  11. Enjoy
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The TUTV B.I.G. Contest is Open!

B.I.G. 2022 Graphic

B.I.G. 2022 Graphic

Back by popular demand, The TUTV Before I Graduate Contest!

Are you a senior set to graduate this May?

Do you have a Temple University “bucket list”?

Do you have a dream you would like to fulfill before you graduate?

Well, now is the time to let us know!
Until April 11th, send us a Direct Message (DM) on Instagram or Facebook detailing your B.I.G. dream. If selected, we will make that dream into reality. The winner will be contacted by April 15th.

You must be following us on social media be and a graduating senior to qualify.
Your B.I.G. dream must be within reason and adhere to the Temple University Safety Guidelines.

Need some ideas? Here are some of the things past B.I.G. winners have done.

So what are you waiting for? Start dreaming B.I.G., and enter today!

Before I Graduate Graphics Rules


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The Vibe is back!

The Vibe Episode 24 Dearage

The Vibe Episode 24 Dearage

On this episode of The Vibe, hosts Kamren Washington and Alyssa Threadgill sit down and get to know student-athlete and local rapper Dearage Masson. Find out what inspires him, the balance between being a musician and an active student-athlete, writing techniques, and more! Then, Kole Long and Wyatt Westlake discuss the latest Drake and Kanye albums and news headlines; Alyssa and Kamren talk hot topics, and finally, Dearage Masson performs  his song “Bad Habits.”  

Tune in to The Vibe  Wednesday, March 30 at 2 and 10 p.m. only on TUTV.

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