Society of Professional Journalists
The Elon SPJ group sponsors six special events a year, hosts guest
speakers and offers journalism workshops open to the Elon University
community. The national organization was first known as Sigma Delta
Chi when it was started in 1909. Its members are dedicated to the
idea that a free press is the cornerstone of our nation and our
liberty. Members pay a $35 fee. In return they receive 10 issues
of Quill, the SPJ magazine about journalists and journalism, and
access to useful job banks and internship information offered through
the SPJ web site. To read more information about the national organization,
go to http://www.spj.org. For information
about joining Elon's SPJ chapter, contact the group's adviser, Dr.
Anthony Hatcher: 278-5774 or email@example.com.
Student Society of America
The Elon PRSSA
group meets with North Carolina and national communications professionals
in various settings throughout the year. Elon students attend the
national convention and compete in the national Bateman Case Study
Competition, a prestigious and highly competitive contest. The national
organization was formally begun in 1968. Elon's first chapter was
formed in 2003. The declared purpose of PRSSA is to cultivate a
relationship between students and professional public relations
practitioners. The student society aims to foster the following:
understanding of current theories and procedures of the profession;
appreciation of the highest ethical ideals and principles; awareness
of an appropriate professional attitude; appreciation of membership
in PRSA. Today PRSSA has more than 8,000 members in 248 chapters
on college campuses across the country. To read more information
about the national organization, go to http://www.prssa.org.
For information about joining Elon's PRSSA chapter, chapter dues
and other points, contact the group's adviser, Dr. Jessica Gisclair:
278-5722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lambda Pi Eta
The Elon chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, an organization affiliated with
the National Communication Association, got its start in 1998. Any
School of Communications student is eligible for membership when
he or she has completed at least 60 hours of university credit,
with at least 12 of those hours in the School of Communications.
Members must possess no less than a 3.0 overall GPA, and a GPA of
at least 3.25 in the School of Communications. The annual membership
fee is $30. For more information, contact the group's adviser, Dr.
George Padgett: 278-5663 or email@example.com.
Radio-Television News Directors Association
The Elon student chapter of RTNDA, the association of electronic
journalists, has been active at Elon since 1999. The group meets
for special activities and sponsors student trips to the annual
RTNDA convention. It is open to all full-time students preparing
for a radio or television journalism career. The cost is $50, and
it includes access to a job bank, resume site and other web-based
resources in addition to a one-year subscription to Communicator,
the RTNDA magazine. For more information about joining the group,
contact its adviser, Professor Tom Nelson: 278-5674 or firstname.lastname@example.org.