Welcome back, Owls! With the start of the semester right around the corner, we wanted to provide information on how to get involved with Temple Update. Whether you’re a junior transfer student with tons of production experience, or a freshman with none – you’re in the right place.
If you are interested in being a volunteer for Temple Update for the Fall 2021 semester, please fill out this general interest form HERE. This form was sent out at ‘The Beat,’ so no need to resubmit if you did so with the QR code then.
GENERAL INTEREST MEETING: Our first meeting of the semester will be on Friday (9/27) at 2p in the Atrium of Annenberg Hall. It is recommended that everyone attend this meeting to meet members of the Temple Update senior staff, advisor Peter Jaroff, and to have any questions you may have answered.
ANCHOR AUDITIONS: For those of you with aspirations on becoming an anchor for a Temple Update program, anchor auditions are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 2 from 8:30a-10:45a. The sign up link for auditions will be posted sometime in the next week or so, so be sure to continue checking this page for updates. During anchor auditions, each student will have a 5 minute time slot that they will reserve for their audition (for example: 8:30a-8:35a, 9:15a-9:20a, etc). You will be required to write a short script for your audition (example below). Auditions will be held IN-PERSON this semester in Studio 3 of Annenberg Hall. If NONE of the available spots work for you to audition, please email supervising producer Nic Uff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are SO excited to be back to a **somewhat** normal semester here and cannot wait to have you join the team! If you have any questions about anything mentioned above, feel free to reach out to supervising producer Nic Uff at email@example.com. See you all soon!
P.S. Make sure to follow @TempleUpdate on Instagram and Twitter for the most up to date updates!
Example Anchor Audition Script:
For your anchor audition, please write a news brief that includes at least three items and that will take about one minute to read. Your script can include news, sports and weather items. If you are mostly interested in anchoring sports, you can include more sports items. If you are primarily interested in weather, you can include more of a forecast. If you are trying out for Lo Último or Update Ahora, at least part of your script should be in Spanish.
PUT “ANCHOR SCRIPT” IN YOUR SUBJECT LINE. Attach script as a .doc or put in body of e-mail(no PDFs, please)
HELLO, I’M __________ AND THIS IS A TEMPLE UPDATE NEWS BRIEF.
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY’S LONG-AWAITED CHARLES LIBRARY IS FINALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
TEMPLE UPDATE WAS AMONG THE FIRST IN LINE TO EXPLORE THE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SEVEN MILLION DOLLAR ADDITION TO MAIN CAMPUS AND OUR TEAM WAS GIVEN AN ALL ACCESS TOUR BY DEAN OF LIBRARIES, JOE LUCIA.
TEMPLE UPDATE’S CONNAL SMITH HAS THE FULL STORY COMING UP THURSDAY.
THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS ARE DEALING WITH HISTORIC FLOODING AND WIND DAMAGE IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE DORIAN.
AT LANDFALL, THE STORM PACKED 185 MILE PER HOUR WINDS WITH GUSTS UP TO 220 MILES PER HOUR.
THE DEVASTATING STORM HAS CLAIMED 7 LIVES ON THE ISLANDS AND IS HOVERING OFF THE COAST OF THE SOUTH-EASTERN UNITED STATES, PROMPTING EVACUATIONS FROM FLORIDA TO SOUTH CAROLINA.
TURNING NOW TO WEATHER, EXPECT PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH HIGHS IN THE LOW 80S FOR YOUR WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK LOOKS LIKE LOTS OF THE SAME, WITH PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND HIGHS IN THE MID-70S ALL WEEK LONG.
THAT’S ALL FOR THIS TEMPLE UPDATE NEWS BRIEF.
FOR MORE, LOG ONTO OUR WEBSITE,TEMPLE UPDATE DOT COM, AND FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE AND TWITTER.
SEE YOU NEXT TIME.