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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

Anton Delgado ’20 earns two Green Eyeshade Awards

The managing editor of The Pendulum, Elon News Network’s student newspaper, was named both the Best News Reporter in the South and the Best Feature Writer in the South.

Fuller offers insights for article about town's public records fees

Brooks Fuller, director of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition and Sunshine Center and instructor of journalism, offers his perspective about a town charging a fee of $70,000 to a local newspaper to fulfill a public records request. 

Diving into disaster: Anton Delgado '20 reports from the American West for News21

Follow along with Delgado on social media as he participates this summer as a Carnegie-Knight News21 fellow reporting on the federal response to natural disasters. 

In My Words: Before WWI, the national anthem was star-spangled confusion

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Communications Tom Nelson sheds light on the evolution of the national anthem during and after World War I. The column was published in the Greensboro News & Record

Virginia Tech baseball coach calls Kyle Sarazin ’19 a ‘big-time addition’ to coaching staff

The recent Elon graduate was named the Hokies’ director of player development, hired to assist the Atlantic Coast Conference program with coaching and development strategies, while utilizing new analytics software and equipment.

Elon contingent attends Paladin Awards Ceremony in New York City

Accompanied by Communications Dean Rochelle Ford, four School of Communications students and one alumna attended the PRSA Foundation’s signature event on June 25 to celebrate the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the public relations sector.

Six student-athletes recognized as CAA Leadership and Sport Excellence Award winners

Elon against leads the conference in the number of students selected for the award which honors leadership, integrity, teamwork and sportsmanship on and off the field. 

Communications faculty, Honors Fellow present research at IMC Conference

Associate Professor Lee Bush, Lecturer Hal Vincent and Honors Fellow Stefanie Milovic ’19 presented research on student-run agencies and society-driven responsibility at the biennial Integrated Marketing Communications conference in Wilmington.

A SURE thing: Alumni discuss benefits of undergraduate research

Cecily Basquin '16 and Sabrina Campelo '18 spoke about the importance of their undergraduate research experience at a second luncheon for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program.

Jessica Gisclair receives Fulbright award to teach in China

The associate professor of strategic communications will join the Shanghai International Studies University for the spring 2020 term.