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Student success

The School of Communications is a place of engaged learning for 1,200 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 MSNBC serves on our National Advisory Board, which provides professional expertise to the faculty, internship and career networking to students, and program support to the school.

 

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

Doug Kass captures top prize at BEA conference

Ten communications faculty and staff members attended the 2019 Broadcast Education Association conference and Festival of Media Arts, where Assistant Professor Doug Kass was recognized for his public service announcement promoting the United Nations AIDS outreach program.

School of Communications hosts end-of-year awards celebration

During its annual awards ceremony, hosted April 18 in Turner Theatre, the school acknowledged high achievement from students, faculty and staff.

CELEBRATE! Week to honor student academic, artistic achievements

The week of April 29 through May 4, Elon students, faculty and staff will be involved in activities to mark CELEBRATE! 2019, a celebration of student achievements. 

WSOE launches interactive program for local high school students

Students from Walter M. Williams High School were invited to come to the station and learn about college radio as part of a new community outreach program.

Brendan Duff ’20, March For Our Lives’ communications strategist, pens PRWeek article

The strategic communications major wrote an April 15 article titled “March For Our Lives activism spreads to Times Square” highlighting the movement’s use of billboards in the world-famous commercial intersection and tourist destination in New York City.

School of Communications faculty members to discuss recent books on religion and media

The discussion with Anthony Hatcher and Amanda Sturgill will be moderated by Meredith Stutz ‘16, a reporter with NBC affiliate WXII in Winston-Salem. 

Pulitzer Center grantee shares experience covering the stories of women in a conflict zone

Elon University, a Campus Consortium partner of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, hosted an April 11 community lecture featuring photojournalist Allison Shelley.

Former WNBA commissioner visits Sport Management Department

Donna Orender spoke with students and faculty, highlighting her athletic and professional career, which includes leading several high-profile companies.

Katie Halter works CBS Sports Network’s Final Four coverage

The coordinating producer of Elon Sports Vision, formerly Maroon Sports, returned to her native Minnesota to support three of the network’s basketball-centric shows.

Class project turns into festival-ready film

School of Communications students Alex Mancuso ’19, Hannah Garfield ’19 and Jared Mayerson ’20 screened their film “Knock Knock” on April 12 at the Visions Film Festival in Wilmington.