What does TU Klein College focus on? What are its main goals? Main projects?
Situated in the nation’s fourth-largest media market, Klein College offers a wealth of academic and professional opportunities for students of advertising, broadcasting, journalism, media production, communication and social change, public relations and more. Our students have access to an abundance of resources and a support structure that centers on hands-on learning, real-world experience, and a blend of analytical and theoretical knowledge focusing on the dynamic urban environment in our backyard.
What makes TU Klein College stand out? What would you say is the most unique thing about Klein College?
In addition to being one of the largest and most comprehensive colleges of media and communication in the nation, Klein College stands out for its outstanding blend of faculty and the extent to which learning happens in our North Philadelphia community. Our faculty are a mix of highly accomplished and internationally cited researchers and professionals who have spent decades working in media, advertising, PR, advocacy and other communication fields. Our students work inside the classroom and throughout the city, in courses like Philadelphia Neighborhoods and Philadelphia Neighborhoods on TUTV, where students report on otherwise under-covered neighborhoods in the city online and on the university’s HD cable TV station. Students also flex their muscles outside the classroom in a variety of student-run organizations where they produce professional work.
For more information on our unique student organizations and opportunities: https://klein.temple.edu/student-life/student-clubs-internships-and-opportunities
What are recent projects or new resources that TU Klein College would like to share with other NAMLE members?
We offer a variety of graduate programs in which your members may be interested.
For our latest news: https://klein.temple.edu/about/news
What are the connections between your work and media literacy?
The college has recently introduced a journalism studies minor, which focuses directly on media literacy.
Professor Sherri Hope Culver directs the college’s Center for Media and Information Literacy. More here: https://centermil.org/
Why is media literacy important to you?
Media literacy is an essential element of citizenship in 2018.
Anything else about want our readers to know about TU Klein College your mission, your staff?
Klein College graduate Hazim Hardeman became the college’s first Rhodes Scholar in 2017.