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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 NBC News serves as honorary 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.

School of Communications


Elon alumna sits down with U.S. education secretary to discuss civic engagement

The Oct. 27 discussion between Yasmine Arrington '15, the founder of ScholarCHIPS and a Peace First fellow, and Secretary John B. King Jr. was broadcast live on Facebook. 

iMedia graduate returns to share advice, WordPress expertise

David Kennedy G’10 visited with this year’s Master of Arts in Interactive Media cohort, discussing his own experiences in the graduate program as well as his role creating themes for WordPress, responsible for about 25 percent of websites around the world.

Professor offers insights for News & Observer article about UNC academic fraud case

Jonathan Jones is an instructor in the School of Communications and director of the N.C. Open Government Coalition. 

School of Communications celebrates journalist Scott Anderson and his ‘Fractured Lands’ narrative

As part of his Oct. 25 on-campus lecture, The New York Times Magazine contributing reporter outlined his expansive, 42,000-word article on the Middle East, detailing the nearly two years he spent developing a storyline involving six main characters.

Alumnus begins Hearst Journalism Fellowship in San Francisco

The Elon University journalism major and former Pendulum editor-in-chief started the Hearst Corp.’s two-year fellowship program in August, assigned to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Professor cited in Columbia Journalism Review article on recent N.C. libel case

Jonathan Jones, instructor in communications and director of the N.C. Open Government Coalition, offered insights for the article, "A daily's loss in court may cause journalists to rethink how they communicate."

Elon News Network brings home awards from National College Media Convention

Two alumni and a student also lead sessions at the conference, which was held Oct. 20-23 in Washington, D.C.

In My Words: How to disagree in close quarters

The Burlington Times-News and The Huffington Post recently featured a guest column by Anthony Hatcher, associate professor of religious studies, who writes about the lessons learned from students who disagree without being disagreeable. 

The Conversation: What Myanmar's bizarre capital tells us about the future of travel

Elon Communications professor David Bockino writes about how social media is impacting our travel plans and experiences. 

Lambda Pi Eta to present 'How to Succeed as a Communications Major' event

An event to help Elon students learn about and navigate the different majors in the School of Communications will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in McEwen 013.​