Sports Media Center

Marc and Claire laughing in the Annenberg Atrium

Klein College is at the nexus of sports media education in Philadelphia. 


The Claire Smith Center for Sports Media at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication is a world-class academic center focused on teaching, training and research in the areas of sports journalism, advertising, public relations and production. 

She has come full circle back to Temple University and deserves to be honored with the naming of the Center.

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Dusty Baker

manager, Houston Astros

Our Dedication to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Following Smith’s legacy as our guiding force, Klein College strives to research and incorporate elements of diversity, equity and inclusion into the sports media industry. 

Klein College is the 2018 winner of the Equity and Diversity Award from AEJMC. Following the reception of this award, Klein College developed a Diversity Advisory Council as well as the position of Diversity Advisor to the Dean - the first such position created in Klein’s history - held by Professor David W. Brown, was created in 2018. Professor Brown’s position and work provides us with the structure necessary to include diversity, equity and inclusion within the infrastructure of what the college is and intends to be. 

Aligning ourselves with the legacy of Claire Smith, we believe these values are imperative to success.