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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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Campaign for the School of Communications

Planning and fundraising are underway to build two new buildings and form a School of Communications quad framing Under the Oaks on Elon's historic campus.

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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

School of Communications campaign launched at New York gala

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams headlined the public kickoff of fundraising for Elon’s new communications facilities.

 

M.S. in Management program will enroll first class in August 2015

Elon University announces an accelerated, full-time program with concentrations in corporate communications and organizational analytics. 

Colin Donohue '05, Emily Hines '15 discuss social media integrity at local school

A School of Communications staff member and student emphasized empathy and the permanence of the Internet to high school students at The Burlington School.

Three professors named Senior Faculty Research Fellows

A fellowship created by Elon University in 2008 will help support excellence in ongoing research and creative work by Janna Anderson, Heidi Frontani and Tom Henricks.

Elon students provide media support for the Global Action Summit

Four students and one professor provided video and social media coverage to this annual summit of industry leaders, entrepreneurs and researchers in Nashville. Two more Elon students and one Elon alum attended as well.

School of Communications publishes Fall 2014 issue of research journal

This semester's edition marks the 10th in the history of the Elon Journal.

Elon Local News, alumni honored at RTDNAC luncheon

Elon Local News is named the Best Student Newscast in the Carolinas, and three Communications alumni are also recognized for their journalism and production efforts.

American Advertising Federation honors two Elon students

School of Communications seniors Marisa Moody and Erin Turner have both been named to the AAF's Most Promising Multicultural Students Program, a highly selective annual award for college students with exceptional academic and professional achievements.