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Temple Brings Screenwriting to WVU

John Temple on Filming of Waco: The Aftermath

John Temple, a veteran investigative journalist, non-fiction author and professor in the West Virginia University Reed College of Media, recently added screenwriter to his bio, and he’s transferring these skills into new course offerings at WVU.

Since joining the College’s faculty in 2002, Temple has authored four non-fiction books. One of those, “American Pain,” documents how two young felons built the largest pill mill in the United States and traces the roots of the opioid epidemic. Temple sold the 2015 book’s film rights several times, including to Warner Brothers, and last year co-wrote a screenplay with his wife, Hollee Temple, a professor at the WVU College of Law. Temple was also a staff writer for the Showtime drama TV series “Waco: The Aftermath,” which premiered on the network earlier this year.

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"WVU News" wins yet another regional Emmy Award

Olasoji and Leisifer in news studio control room

For the second year in a row, "WVU News," the Reed College of Media’s student-produced television newscast, clinched a prestigious regional Emmy Award. The special edition episode, "Addiction in America: An Ongoing Epidemic,” won in the Newscast category. It was produced by Makenna Leisifer (BSJ, 2023) and Tolu Olasoji (MSJ, 2023) with main anchors Maggie Oliverio (BSJ, 2023) and Kathryn Bruch, a current journalism senior.

Each year, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognizes outstanding achievement in video production at the collegiate level in 19 regions across the country, including the Ohio Valley Chapter of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. This year’s winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, Sep.17.

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