Videos, Blogs and Awards

Videos

  • Students in the photography track from the summer 2013 program showed their work in an exhibit at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg in August 2013, and again in November in the Photography Department Triangle Gallery in the Tyler School of Art at Temple. Read the full story about Temple Update's coverage of the exhibit and its closing reception.

Blogs and News

  • Participants maintain a TU South Africa social media site throughout the duration of the program.
    • In 2017, Michaela Winberg documents how conditions have not gotten better for some residents post-Apartheid while Kayla Smith focused on the impacts of gentrification on residents in Cape Town.
  • Nine Temple students had articles published in the Aug. 16, 2014, print and online editions of Philadelphia Daily News. Read about this opportunity explore their stories.
  • NBC 10 reported on our students breaking the stereotype of where to study abroad, and then wrote a follow-up that covered their big win at the 2013 EPPYs for Best Use of Social Media for News Services with Under 1 Million Unique Monthly Visitors for their innovative South Africa tumblr page. Content was also produced for a variety of TU South Africa sites such as FacebookTwitter and Instagram.
  • Global Philadelphia Association covered the Summer 2013 TU South Africa program with an article written by an SMC alumna.
  • TU South Africa students in the photography track presented their work during a weeklong photo exhibit culminating in a reception following the Global Temple Conference, during which students and faculty from the 2013 program also presented their work. Read about their photo exhibit.
  • Read insights from 2013 and 2014 South Africa Faculty Director Linn Washington Jr., which were published in The Philadelphia Tribune. His stories include a profile of a Kliptown resident who participated in the Kliptown Youth Program; an inside look at the man who brought the home of Nelson Mandela to the masses; a story about the many people, even Philadelphians, that played a role in the anti-apartheid movement; an uplifting story about Lesedi la Batho, a community center in South Africa; and a profile of legendary soccer star and anti-apartheid activist Nkosi Molala, who introduced the Study Away group to Lesedi la Batho. Read student stories from the South Africa Study Away program, available on the Department of Journalism’s news website.
  • TUTV aired stories produced by the summer 2011 program participants.

Awards and Nominations

EPPYs (Editor and Publisher)
Finalist for Best News or Event Feature with under 1 million unique monthly visitors 2015

Finalist for Best News or Event Video with under 1 million unique monthly visitors 2015

Finalist for Best College/University Newspaper Website 2015

Finalist for Best College/University News or Event Feature 2015

Finalist for Best College/University News or Event Feature 2015

Best College/University News or Event Feature Video 2014

Best Use of Social Media for News Services with under 1 million unique monthly visitors 2013

Finalist for Best College/University Investigative or Documentary Report 2012

Society of Professional Journalists – Region 1 2011
Second Place: In-Depth Reporting for coverage of South Africa

Mid-Atlantic Emmys 
College Student Production – Long Form: Fiction/Nonfiction 2011

Nomination: College Student Production – Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs 2014

More In This Section