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Student success

The School of Communications is a place of engaged learning for 1,150 students majoring in Journalism, Strategic Communications, Cinema & Television Arts, Communication Design, Media Analytics, and Sport & Event Management.

 

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Highest benchmark

The School of Communications is nationally accredited, along with only 17 other communications programs at private universities across the United States. ACEJMC accreditation is the highest benchmark of program quality in journalism and communications.

Terrific faculty

Terrific Faculty

Our 60 faculty members have vast professional experience, including a Pulitzer Prize recipient. Class sizes are kept small so that students and teachers get to know each other quickly and work together closely.

 

Student media

Student media

Elon students produce outstanding work—winner of the collegiate Emmy for best student television newscast, national winner for best multimedia news, first place in national film competitions, national public relations case study champion.

 

Student research

Student Research

Our students analyze the important roles of media and communications in society. We publish the nation’s only undergraduate journal in the discipline – the Elon Journal of Undergraduate Research in Communications.

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National leaders

Brian Williams of NBC News serves as national chair of our school’s Advisory Board. Professionals come to campus each semester to interact with Elon students, be guest speakers in classes, and share their expertise with the faculty.

Quality Internships

All students complete a professional internship before graduation. Our internship director guides Communications students into the workplace, and the school has a career services professional to help students in their transition to life after Elon.

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Outstanding facilities

Students spend a lot of time in the communications school, and they appreciate our excellent facilities and technology. Take a video tour here, and we hope to see you on campus for a personal tour.

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News

'Social change is very difficult to bring about'

Elon University professors and students filled McKinnon Hall on Aug. 27, 2014, to discuss race, privilege and justice following the Missouri police shooting death of an unarmed black man and subsequent protests that have galvanized the nation.

Class of 2018 begins journey toward global citizenship

More than 1,500 first-year and transfer students arrived on campus Friday set on learning about social and economic issues impacting their world while finding ways to improve the lives of others.

Mark Cryan offers commentary on the economics of the U.S. Open

The comments by the Elon assistant professor of sport and event management appeared on WalletHub.com, one of the leading outlets covering the personal finance industry.

USA Today College features Q&A with Pendulum editor

Senior Jonathan Black discussed the realities of being a college newspaper editor.

In My Words: Retelling the past is harder than you think

A new James Brown biopic gives Associate Professor Naeemah Clark an opportunity to reflect on her own research into "Soul Brother No. 1" on the opinion pages of several regional newspapers.

The perfect fit

As director of communications for Fruit of the Loom Inc., Lindsay Porter ’05 is as comfortable talking about briefs as she is budgets and sales projections.

Kate Murphy '14 capitalizes on News21 journalism internship opportunity

Senior journalism major and women's soccer team starting goalkeeper joined team of 29 Fellows to investigate U.S. gun rights and legislation.