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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 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.​


Third screening of the III Hispanic Film Series generates great turnout

The film series was organized by Professors Nicole Triche in Communications and Professors Ketevan Kupatadze, Mayte de Lama, and Federico Pous in World Languages and Cultures. 

The Conversation: Algorithms might be everywhere, but like us, they're deeply flawed

Social media has revolutionised how we communicate. This article by Elon Professor Jonathan Albright is part of a series of articles published by The Conversation that looks at how it has changed the media, politics, health, education and the law.


School of Communications opens Dwight C. Schar Hall

Thirty-one classes have shifted from McEwen Communications Building to the new 45,000-square-foot facility, which houses the 230-seat Turner Theatre, Cameron Innovation Lab, Kanarick Media Sandbox and additional classroom and communications lab spaces.

Elon professors publish research examining local languages and global networks

Derek Lackaff and William Moner, faculty members in the School of Communications, shared their research at the 34th annual International Conference on the Design of Communication.

The story of the First Amendment wall in McEwen

As part of the McEwen Communications Building renovation process, the School of Communications installed a 21-foot wall displaying the First Amendment.  

Elon faculty, staff present at International Service-Learning Research Conference

The annual conference, which is a scholarly venue to disseminate new knowledge on service-learning and community engagement, was held Sept. 26-28 in New Orleans.