Baird Pulitzer Lecture by Anna Quindlen and a panel discussion on
"Politics, Public Relations and the Public Interest" will
headline the Elon University School of Communications Advisory Board
meeting Sept. 27 and 28. Leading
professional communicators from across the United States will convene
for the biannual meeting.
Communications Fellows and faculty and staff members will host a
luncheon for board members in Studio B Sept. 27. A highlight will
be presentations made by a number of Elon students, including: Dan
Hanson, a CNN intern at the Republican National Convention; David
Douglas of ESTV; Brandi Little, who presented research at the Federal
Communications Commission; Laith Majali, a broadcast major from
Jordan; Jessica Patchett of The Pendulum; and Samantha White, a
participant in the team working on AIDS documentaries produced in
will give input for the School's next five-year plan. They will
also attend Pulitzer-winner Anna Quindlen's Q-A session in Whitley
and her fall convocation lecture in Alumni Gym.
members will meet with the Student Advisory Board for the School
of Communications Sept. 28. They will conduct mock interviews with
students, visit classrooms and attend College Coffee.
Lee Rainie, Reggie Murphy, Kelly Carlton and Joe Gleason will share
their views in the panel presentation "A Formula for American
Democracy: Politics, Public Relations and the Public Interest"
at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28 in Whitley Auditorium. Rainie is director
of the Pew Internet & American Life Project in Washington, D.C.
Murphy is marketing research manager for USA Today and previously
worked for TV research firm Frank N. Magid Associates. Carlton is
creative director for Intralink Film Graphic Design, Los Angeles.
Gleason is managing director of Manning Selvage & Lee public relations
firm in Washington, D.C. The panel will be moderated by School of
Communications faculty member Frances Ward-Johnson; she has worked
as a reporter for The Associated Press and the Greensboro News &
Record, and as communications manager at the Center for Creative