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Beware the Ides of March

I visited the Temple Rome campus last week, so this seems extra fitting.

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TRUE STORIES (Journalism 3900.01, CRN: 30753)


Days/Times: Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:10 PM
Professor: Larry Stains

About: It would be gross negligence on our part if you graduated from Temple without ever reading the words of Joan Didion, or Gay Talese, or David Foster Wallace or Katherine Boo. These writers (and others) have honed a storytelling style that is now producing some of today’s most distinctive journalism. The subject matter of this course goes by a few names: creative nonfiction, literary journalism, narrative journalism. In digital circles it’s simply called “longform.” But it’s all the same thing, really. Here’s a one-sentence definition, courtesy of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard: “A genre that takes the techniques of fiction and applies them to nonfiction.” In other words, we’ll be reading journalism that tells stories… true stories. Narrative journalism is practiced in newspapers, magazines, podcasts and books; it can be seen and heard in documentaries and on websites like Matter and Nautilus. We’ll read examples both classic and contemporary. And you will try your hand at two narrative works of your own: a short work of immersion journalism and a memoir. But my main goal is to introduce you to some of the best nonfiction of our times.

About the Professor: My professional background is in magazines. At Rodale Press I started up a long-since-folded magazine called New Shelter, and then Men’s Health, which has enjoyed a better run. I was an editor at Philadelphia Magazine for several years before turning to full-time freelancing. I started teaching at Temple in 2002, and continue to write; one of my features for Men’s Health won a 2011 National Magazine Award. I’ve been teaching full time at Temple since 2002

Employment & Professional Development Opportunities

WHIP Positions open in many fields

Assistant General Manager

Chief Engineer

Sales Director

Asst. Sales Director

Sports Director

Entertainment Director

Asst. Music Director

Production Director

Social Media Coordinator

PR/Community Director

Web Manager

Copy Editor

All applications must be completely filled out and emailed back to General Manager Ed LeFurge at elefurge@whipradiotu.com with a resume by Monday March 21 at 5pm. Any applications submitted after that will not be accepted.

After applications are submitted, they will be reviewed and then selected applicants will be brought in for interviews. Application review and interviews will take place from Tuesday March 22 through Thursday April 7.

All hiring decisions will be sent out by Friday April 8.

For the remainder of April, the new staff will shadow those in the current position that they have been hired for in order to make the transition process as smooth as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact General Manager Ed LeFurge at elefurge@whipradiotu.com.


It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time

TOMORROW- March 16, 1-4 PM
Morgan D301

In order to pay it forward to our local community, we will be dedicating March 16 to making PB&J sandwiches for the no-/low-income families in our Philadelphia-Camden area. It's a good opportunity to do good for others while hanging out with your friends and meeting new people! The value in leadership is taking care of others, so please join and serve your community for a day! Stop in at any time! (If you know of any soup kitchens willing to travel to Temple in order to take donations or part of a whole organization that wants to participate, please contact Trina Van at trina.van@temple.edu.)

Peace Corps Info Session

Join Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Patrick McGettigan as he provides engaging presentation that will take you through the Peace Corps experience and provide meaningful insight into the application process. Peace Corps provides high-intensity, 27-month service opportunities through the fields of Education, Public Health, Economic Development, Environment, Youth Development, and Agriculture. The event will take place from 4pm-5pm on March 17th in the Tuttleman Learning Center, Room 300AB – you can REGISTER HERE or click on the flyer to take that first step towards “The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love”.