Staff

Project Editor:

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky is an award-winning freelance investigative journalist based in Philadelphia. She is a Vice Magazine contributing editor and has been published in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and Bloomberg Businessweek, among others. From 2006 to 2015, she was a foreign correspondent whose work primarily focused on women’s rights, and economic and environmental justice.

Fall Staff:

Lian Parsons is a senior journalism major at Temple University, graduating in December. She is originally from Boston. Her experience includes interning at Technically Philly and London’s City A.M., assistant news editor at The Temple News and freelancing for publications like Generocity. She is passionate about thorough fact checking, social justice-led reform and not logging onto Twitter first thing in the morning.

Simone Stancil is currently a junior Broadcast Journalism major studying at Temple University. She has a variety of reporting experience which includes anchoring as well as writing for Temple Update and The Temple News along with a summer 2017 internship with WURD Radio in Philadelphia. She is also a brand representative for the ManeStreem App, and formerly a member of the Temple University Diamond Gems Dance Team. Simone is looking forward to working with the Re-entry Project this fall to advance the conversation on important issues affecting formerly incarcerated citizens.

Ayanna Witherspoon is a senior studying broadcast journalism at Temple University. While attending Temple, Ayanna helps with the first urban hip-hop culture TV and music show, The Vibe. At the Vibe, she helps contribute to bringing awareness of the show through several social media accounts including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Ayanna is wants to become very versatile in the field of journalism. She learned, and still is learning, the skills of multimedia journalism. Her passion is broadcasting and she hopes to have her own talk show some day.

Summer Staff:

Julie Christie is The Temple News’ Enterprise Editor and a junior journalism major with a minor in criminal justice. She was previously the News Editor and Crime Beat reporter at TTN. She has interned at The Reentry Project, a Philadelphia-based media collaborative that focused reporting on prisoner reentry in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. Julie likes to go through spreadsheets and databases to look for stories or big ideas and then she’ll make something to help other people understand it. She also has a passion for the Freedom of Information Act and public access. Her idea of relaxation is making loaded home fries and reading different editions of Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Spring Staff:

Antionette Lee is a Master of Journalism student at Temple University, passionate about using the power of media to pursue social justice both domestically and internationally, working to be a catalyst for change and a light to those in need. She is acting vice-president of the recently founded Temple Black Graduate Women’s Association and is a member of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.

Emily MacMullen is a senior broadcast journalism major at Temple University. She started writing for newspapers when she was very young, joining her first school newspaper at the age of seven. Since then, it has been her passion to keep people informed on important world issues. She wants to become a lead news anchor with the ultimate goal of meeting audience needs for reliable news sources.

Contributors:

Jaya Montague is a Temple University journalism major, newsletter chair of Temple’s Black Student Union and writes for the Opinion section in The Temple News. She studied creative writing at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, was a youth reporter at Philly Youth Radio, first runner-up to be Philadelphia’s Youth Poet Laureate and is pursuing a certificate in American Sign Language.

Emily Scott is a junior journalism major at Temple University with an international communication concentration. For the past two years, she has actively worked as a beat reporter for the university’s student-run newspaper, The Temple News. She is now the Features Editor, working closely and editing the articles of 10 to 12 writers per week.

Iman Sultan is a freelance journalist and student in political science and journalism at Temple University. Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, Sultan was born and raised in the US and grew up with periodic visits back to Pakistan. In 2014, she became politically active with Temple Students for Justice in Palestine, and served as president from 2015 to 2016. In early 2016, she helped organize the Black Radical Tradition Conference.

Operational support:

Jim MacMillan is the Assistant Director for External Affairs at the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. For The Reentry Project, MacMillan manages digital operations, coordinates student participation and sometimes plays backup editing roles. Previously, he spent decades reporting and has taught journalism at five colleges and universities, including Temple.