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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

Vanessa Bravo wins top-paper award at ICA conference

Her co-authored study received a 3 Top Faculty Paper Award in the Public Diplomacy Interest Group.

School of Communications hosts three-day BEA workshop

During the 2018 BEA Studio Showcase and Training Workshop held on campus June 12-14, media educators explored current technologies and workflows for teaching television studio production. 

Tim Berners-Lee honored by Elon's Imagining the Internet Center

The inventor of the World Wide Web has received the Imagining the Internet Areté Medallion for his nearly three decades of outstanding work as a distinguished humanist innovator and technologist role model. 

Communications major conducts interviews on the Tony Awards red carpet

As part of her internship with The Daily Front Row Magazine, a fashion industry publication, Taylor Cruz ’21 interviewed some of Broadway’s biggest performers as well as several renowned clothing designers.

Andrew McGann '19: Following his passion

McGann, a rising Elon senior from Summit, New Jersey, shares how his Elon Engagement Scholarship has allowed him to pursue his love for music production. This is the second in a video series highlighting the impact of endowed scholarships at Elon.

Qian Xu awarded grant from Penn State University to support study of fake news

The grant from Penn State's Arthur W. Page Center will assist her study of how fake health news flows and competes with real news on social media.

Alex Mancuso ’19 selected for Scripps Howard internship program

The Communications Fellow, who is a double major in cinema and television arts and international studies, received a summer grant and scholarship.

A global leader: Linda Findley Kozlowski ’95

Meet Linda Findley Kozlowski ’95, the woman in charge of operations for the e-commerce site Etsy. 

Anthony Hatcher’s new book addresses the intersection between religion and American culture

The associate professor of communications recently published “Religion and Media in America,” which explores how Christianity both adapts to and is affected by new media forms.

Jessica Gisclair, Bill Burress present workshop on global competency in the digital age

Joined by Elon alumna Daniela Ceron ’18, the Elon University colleagues co-led a May 30 workshop, examining teaching modules that explore global competence through the use of traditional and digital media in and out of the classroom.