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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

Career Moves: Hollywood agency opens its doors to Elon alum

Zachary Bocian ’17, a native of Yorktown Heights, New York, turned to staff members in the Student Professional Development Center to prepare for interviews and develop a strategy for success during one of the most stressful times of his undergraduate experience.

2017 President's Report highlights Elon scholarship

Elon's annual celebration of intellectual inquiry and scholarship features the work of eight accomplished faculty scholars as well as eight students who are working with faculty mentors on undergraduate research.

Emmanuel Morgan ’19 to report on hate speech and hate crime during News21 fellowship

The journalism major will participate in a 10-week investigative reporting assignment at Arizona State University this summer, examining hate crimes, hate groups and their targets and victims in the United States. 

Top NCAA executive visits Sport Management classes

Oliver Luck, executive vice president of regulatory affairs and an authority on all NCAA regulatory functions, spoke with Visiting Professor Bill Squadron’s “Sport Law” classes on Nov. 30.

Inside Higher Ed features insights from Anderson on net neutrality

Janna Anderson, professor of communications and director of the Imagining the Internet Center, was interviewed for a Nov. 29 article that looks at potential ramifications of repealing regulations meant to ensure an open internet.

Times-News article about #MeToo movement includes insights from Stansberry

Kathleen Stansberry, assistant professor of communications, was interviewed for the article that looks at the social media campaign that targets sexual harassment. 

McFadden presents workshop at international leadership conference in Belgium

The assistant professor of sport management co-led an October presentation titled “Developing Leadership Capacity of College Students During Divisive Times.”

Students demonstrate professional selling skills in Amica Elon Challenge

Seniors Cathy Schubert and Kristen Wrigley won the professional selling competition for Elon students.

National team recommends reaccreditation for School of Communications

An accrediting team has found the school’s undergraduate program and M.A. in Interactive Media program in compliance on all standards.

Elon News Network, alumni recognized with RTDNAC awards

The student-run news organization was honored with eight awards, including four first-place finishes, and several School of Communications graduates were recognized for their professional journalism efforts.