Next award? Temple DNC News needs your help!

tdncStudents from Temple University’s School of Media and Communication worked for news outlets around the country last summer as producers, reporters, photographers and editors covering the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

The team already came out on top in one professional competition, honored with an Editor and Publisher EPPY Award for Best Social Media / Crowd Sourcing (under 1 million monthly visitors. CNN won in the larger division).

Now, The Temple DNC News Bureau has been nominated for a Philadelphia News Award as the Best Non-Traditional News Provider of 2016 by the Pen and Pencil, the nation’s oldest press club.

But we need your help to win!

Online voting is fun, easy and open to the public.

Go to:

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on December 15th!

Thank you!

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Latest Barcamp News Innovation was also the biggest


The School of Media and Communication at Temple University recently hosted the eighth annual Barcamp News Innovation, Philadelphia’s annual one-day “un-conference” on the future of news, at Annenberg Hall on October 15th.

A record crowd of 175 journalists, students and other media makers attended the event, which was organized by our friends at Technically Media.

Sessions covered a broad spectrum of topics, including:

• Solutions Journalism in Practice, with Jean Friedman-Rudovsky of the Solutions Journalism Network,
• What’s happening to objectivity in 2016, with Daniel Victor and Michael Gold of the New York Times, and…
• New Engagement Strategies: Snapchat Discover, with Dave Cole of the Wall Street Journal.

This year’s lunchtime keynote was a “Power Roundtable” of national leaders, including Greg Linch of The McClatchy Company, Jess Estepa of National Geographic, Emily McManus of and Michael Gold from New York Times. This year’s food went to the next level too.

ICYMI – Here’s a look back:

New more? Digital Marketer and Independent Journalist Seth Goldstein generously compiled and shared every tweet using our hashtag: #BCNI16


• 5 lessons you missed from our 8th annual Barcamp News Innovation unconference – Philly
• Recap of Barcamp News Innovation 2016 – Christopher Wink
• Rambling report from BCNI 2016 – Emily McManus on Medium
• Barcamp News Innovation 2016 – Review Part I | PurpleCar
• BCNI16 Review Part II | PurpleCar
• WHIP – BarCamp News Innovation Conference

Photos at top of page by Christopher Wink

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Solutions Journalism Network Q&A: Register now to attend free panel

How We Do It: Top Editors on Solutions Coverage

Solutions journalism is becoming a go-to for media outlets nationwide who are seeking to energize their newsrooms, increase accountability, and engage and increase their audiences. But how exactly does this work on a daily basis? This Solutions Journalism Network Q&A is a chance to hear from — and ask your questions of — four experienced sojo reporters and editors.

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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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