The Temp, initially created by Klein College of Media and Communication students and now a course in the Journalism Department, covers social, lifestyle, and political news, in a format that aims to set itself apart from traditional broadcasts. The Temp hopes to bring light to the hottest issues in and around Philadelphia through innovative push-the-boundary reporting.
Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic
In this episode of The Temp, hosts Meredith Haas and Devon Russell touch on the dual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including both an economic and public health crisis. Sarah Weitzman reports how World Cafe Live, a live music venue in Philadelphia, overcame challenges brought on by the pandemic. Hear more from business owners and patrons of Philadelphia businesses on the obstacles they have overcome. For others, COVID-19 sparked inspiration and provided unforeseen opportunities for side hustles and remote work. During the pandemic, reporter Mallory Monney discovers one individual who kickstarted her Etsy business. Finally, Lindsey Moppert reports on college cheerleading’s inability to qualify as an official sport and interviews athletes on their reactions.