“My South African Summer” continues

Hannah McComsey in South Africa

In the second installment of ‘My South African Summer,’ student reporter Hannah McComsey stood on top of the tallest building on the African continent, crawled through a maze of dark caves at the Cradle of Humankind, and got up close and personal with wild animals on a safari adventure. Watch it below:

Lo Último returns for its second season this week

Lo Último hosts Karly Matthews and Monica Logroño

The all-Spanish edition of Temple Update returns with a new edition this week. Hosts Monica Logroño and Karly Matthews begin the show with President Trump’s recent visit to Puerto Rico after the devastation by Hurricane Maria as well as student reactions to the Hurricane. They also cover the changes being made to DACA and the uprisings in Catalonia to declare independence from Spain, plus much more.

Tune in to TUTV Monday, October 16 at 1 and 9 p.m. to see the premiere of this Spanish language program.

Watch “My South African Summer” starting this week

Temple student reporter Hannah McComsey traveled to South Africa and brought back a first person look at the country for TUTV viewers. The first installment focuses on day-to-day life in the different neighborhoods of Johannesburg, the capital of South Africa. Watch it below:

Media Inside Out airs live on TUTV Monday

Victim memorial with flowers

In a new live episode of Media Inside Out, host Sherri Hope Culver will discuss how the media sensationalizes tragedy. In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, as well as the hurricanes in the Caribbean and Texas, it’s important to take a step back from nonstop media coverage to dissect how national tragedies are shaped in our minds by the news. Guests Lauren Kogen, Media and Communication Professor at Temple University, and Ellen Gray, the television critic for Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer/Philly.com join Sherri Hope to discuss the topic.

Watch it on TUTV (Comcast 50/Verizon 45/onlineMonday, October 16 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

A Broader View takes a look at recent controversies

TSG's Tyler Lum

The student-produced current affairs show takes on several contemporary concerns on a new episode. First, Philly sports journalist OJ Spivey and sports psychologist Dr. Lois Butcher-Poffley speak to student host Simone Stancil about first amendment rights for athletes. Later, Toni Thomas talks to Temple Student Government’s Tyler Lum and Amaya Pavon, a Temple student and DACA recipient, about Trump’s position on DACA and how it could affect students on campus.

Tune in this Wednesday, October 11 at 1 and 9 p.m. to see this all new episode of A Broader View.

Temple Talk returns to TUTV Tuesday

Temple Talk hosts

TUTV’s entertainment talk show begins its fifth season this week with an all new episode featuring special guests Temple Student Government Vice President Paige Hill and Temple alum Ben Thomas, who produced a song for the HBO show Insecure. Temple Talk correspondents also have the scoop on this year’s Philly Fashion Week; plus, learn all about puppy yoga, a new kind of yoga class being taught by a Temple alum, and much, much more!

Tune in this Tuesday, October 10 at 1 and 9 p.m. to Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

How does something go viral?

Host Sherri Hope Culver and guests

It seems as though all of social media activity is centered on getting other people to see and “like” the posts we put online. The goal is to go viral, but there seems to be no rhyme or reason as to why something catches on. How does this change the way we market ourselves and businesses?

On a new episode of Media Inside Out, host Sherri Hope Culver will explore the common elements that attract us to this social media content and why with social media marketing experts Matthew Ray, Co-Founder and Creative Director of ChatterBlast; Ryan Olah, Talent Marketing and Communication Specialist at Comcast; Hannah Kurtz, Digital Strategist at Maven Communication.

Tune in to TUTV on Wednesday, October 12 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. 

Lisa Bien talks trans visibility on new Bouncing Back

Trans flagIn light of the increasing visibility of those who identify as transgender or non-binary, Bouncing Back host Lisa Bien speaks with Chris Dungee, an Associate Professor and counselor at Delaware County Community College, who transitioned from female to male in 2014. Chris shares his story and explains what a gender transition is and how his life has changed. Together they discuss the issues facing the trans community.

Tune in to TUTV on Monday, October 2 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. to see this new episode of Bouncing Back with Lisa Bien.

Get the Temple-Houston game recap Tuesday on Inside the Nest

Inside the Nest hosts Max Mirkin and Matt Bevenour

Inside the Nest is back this Tuesday with everything you need to know about the Houston game and more. Inside the Nest is a weekly special presentation of OwlSports Update to give you in depth reporting on everything Temple Football. Hosts Max Mirkin and Matt Bevenour recap of latest Temple Football game before switching over to a live feed of Head Coach Geoff Collins’ weekly conference, followed by a comprehensive break-down of news and comments revealed at the conference.

Watch it live every Tuesday on TUTV at noon and 8 p.m.!

How can the history of communication help us today?

Host Sherri Hope Culver and guest Jason Steinhauer

Media literacy has become more and more relevant and meaningful as terms like fake news and alternative facts are being coined. In a new episode of Media Inside Out, host Sherri Hope Culver takes a step back from the radically changing view of facts and the media in our tumultuous times to examine the history of communication itself in an effort to see how we came to establish what is today being disrupted. Culver speaks with Jason Steinhauer, a public historian and the director of Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, about the different ways to explore history communication and how it impacts our communication today.

Watch the premiere on TUTV this Wednesday, October 4 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

See political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz discuss his work

Political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz

Alcaraz is the creator of the first nationally syndicated, politically themed Latino daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha,” which is read in American newspapers nationwide. In this talk, Lalo Alcaraz presents his vast body of work in political satire, but especially his pro-immigrant and Latino-themed cartoons in a visual lecture spanning three decades. Alcaraz covers the origins and inspirations of his career and the reactions to his controversial work. He also discusses his recent and upcoming work in television and film.

Watch it on TUTV Thursday, September 28 at 1 and 9 p.m.

OwlSports Update student producers get national exposure

OwlSports Update producers Tracy Yatsko, Ben Otte, and Sarah Shields with Coach Collins

ESPNU, which will be televising Temple University’s football game against University of Massachusetts Amherst today at 7 p.m., will also premiere a segment by three Temple students and OwlSports Update producers!

ESPNU reached out to OwlSports Update executive producer and Temple professor Matt Fine looking for students to produce a video package for their halftime show, and he recommended seniors Tracy Yatsko, Sarah Shields and Ben Otte, who pulled the project off without a hitch. Their story features interviews with football coaches and players as they define “Temple TUFF”. See it tonight on ESPNU.


Tune in to TUTV Thursdays at 10AM for Temple Update

Temple Update student reporters

The student news show returns for the fall this Thursday, September 28 at 10 a.m. The half-hour show will bring you up to speed with everything that’s been happening around campus, the city of Philadelphia, and the world, with reporters as far flung as Spain. Watch it every Thursday at 10 a.m. and take a look at TempleUpdate.com for the latest information. Tune in weekly to TUTV on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

OwlSports Update’s Tracy Yatsko wins Best Talent Emmy©!

student reporter Tracy Yatsko at the 2017 Mid Atlantic Emmys

Congratulations to student reporter Tracy Yatsko of OwlSports Update! Yatsko was nominated alongside fellow Temple student Emily Milliron and others.

Watch her anchor a new episode of OwlSports Update this Thursday at noon on TUTV.

More reports from students abroad in London and NJ

Have you been keeping up with Kelly and Spencer as they tour London and Ocean City, NJ this summer? Watch their latest reports below.

Kelly Antonacci captures the aftermath of the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London shortly after the incident. She speaks to a group of neighbors and Londoners who are organizing to bring the community together to help survivors.

Spencer highlights a business  in Ocean City, NJ participates in the J-1 visa job program. The Original Fudge Kitchen hires students from abroad to give them a chance to learn English and visit the United States for the summer through the work-and-study-based exchange program.