Local and national media report on the Temple DNC News Bureau

Local and national media outlets reported on the Temple DNC News Bureau as 20 students from Temple University’s School of Media and Communication reported for news organizations across the US during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

The Associated Press visited us at the Democratic National Convention:

VIDEO: Temple University students work reporting on the DNC


6ABC’s FYI Philly spent some time with us in class before the convention:

FYI Philly: Temple DNC News Bureau

During the Democratic National Convention, about 20,000 members of the media will be here in Philadelphia, and among them, a group of student journalists embarking on the experience of a lifetime.

Philly Voice stopped by at the Media Pavilion:

Temple student journalists cover DNC for media outlets across the country

Rob DiRienzo says he happily would have transcribed quotes or other menial tasks for any news organization willing to give him a credential to the Democratic National Convention. But DiRienzo and 19 other Temple University students have far greater responsibilities this week as part of the Temple DNC News Bureau, a class of student journalists serving as field correspondents for media organizations unable to send their own reporters to Philadelphia.

WHYY’s Newsworks checked in early:

Temple Now reported from our final class:

School of Media and Communication students prepare to report the DNC

It’s the last day of class before Temple DNC News hits the arena floor at the Democratic National Convention. The classroom hushes as Bryan Monroe, School of Media and Communication Verizon chair and professor, walks to the front of the room and asks a question. “What just happened at the RNC?”

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Getting ready for the DNC

The correspondents, faculty and staff of the Temple DNC News Bureau began meeting on June 20th in preparation to cover the Democratic National Convention later this month in Philadelphia. You can also keep in touch with the project on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Photo at top of page: The Temple DNC News Bureau team discusses covering the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia during a Skype conversation with Steve Capus, CBS News Exec Editor and alum of Temple’s School of Media and Communication. Photograph by David Boardman.


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Register now: Solutions Journalism Network hosting core workshop in Philadelphia

Interested in investigating what’s working? Learn the ins and outs of solutions journalism, key steps and why it’s important when the Solutions Journalism Network hosts a workshop for Philadelphia journalists on June 21st.

SJN Core Workshop (Philly)

The official Solutions Journalism Network workshop for Philly journalists. The workshop will explore the ins and outs of solutions journalism, talk about why it’s important, explain key steps in reporting a solutions story, and give loads of tips and resources for journalists interested in investigating what’s working.

About the Solutions Journalism Network:

We support and connect journalists interested in telling The Whole Story: chronicling society’s successes, as well as its challenges. We do this in three ways: partnering with publications around the country, creating educational tools and resources to strengthen journalists’ skills, and facilitating connections between those interested in how people are responding to problems.

Check out SJN’s new site: solutionsjournalism.org

Photo below: Journalists recently gathered at Philadelphia Media Network headquarters to celebrate the launch of SJN’s new Philadelphia chapter:

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Temple DNC News Bureau team announced

The Temple DNC News Bureau is a landmark project that will pair students from the Temple University School of Media and Communication with respected news organizations to provide innovative, daily coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this summer.

Temple DNC News Bureau

Temple DNC News Bureau

The preliminary site went live today, for the first time announcing the selected correspondents and their assignments with partnering news organizations.

Visit templedncnews.org for complete details now.

As the convention nears, the site will be transformed to include a news feed featuring work by the reporting team and additional functionality.

The 2016 DNC is scheduled to take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia from July 25th-28th.


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Get your tickets now: BarCamp News Innovation returns this fall

bcniOnce again this year, the Center for Public Interest Journalism will be sponsoring BarCamp News Innovation, Philadelphia’s national un-conference on the future of news.

We will gather for this eighth annual event on October 15th at Annenberg Hall, at the Temple University School of Media and Communication on the main campus in North Philadelphia.

This event is organized by Technical.ly, the network of local technology news sites.

Early-bird registration is only $10.00 and includes breakfast and lunch on location, and a discounted happy hour nearby.


Students may register to attend for free but must present a student ID card on arrival.

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