John DiCarlo is the Managing Director of Student Media in the Klein College of Media and Communication, where he advises more than 400 students across three of the college’s student media outlets – The Temple News, the Templar Yearbook and WHIP, Temple’s student internet radio station. He also teaches the Sports Writing and Advanced Sports Reporting classes in the Journalism department as an adjunct instructor.
DiCarlo came to Temple in 2001 after four years as a reporter at The Daily Journal, a Gannett newspaper in southern New Jersey, where he covered high school, college and professional sports and was part of Gannett New Jersey’s Philadelphia Eagles coverage. During his time at The Daily Journal, DiCarlo won a New Jersey Press Association award as part of its Better Newspaper Contest in 2000. He stays involved in the world of sports writing on a freelance basis as the editor of OwlScoop.com, a website in the Yahoo! Sports network that covers Temple football and basketball. Through his work, he has made appearances as a guest commentator on sports talk radio shows at stations like 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia and KDKA-FM 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh.
After nearly 15 years as part of Temple’s Division of Student Affairs, DiCarlo and The Temple News, Templar and WHIP became part of the Klein College of Media and Communication. In his role as Managing Director of Student Media, DiCarlo will be working with students, faculty and staff in helping the college work toward the creation of an integrated student media center that will have Temple’s student media outlets working together on multiple media platforms.
In 2014, DiCarlo was recognized with the Keith P. Sanders Outstanding Service Award for leadership in student media by the Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has worked as a committee member and facilitator at the Temple Sports Journalism Summit and Associated Press Sports Editors Mid-Atlantic Workshop since 2013 and is also a member of several professional organizations, including the College Media Association, the Associated Collegiate Press, the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, the Online News Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and College Media Business & Advertising Managers.