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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.

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News

'Elon Local News' produces first-ever all-Spanish broadcast

The newscast’s 'Online Exclusive,' co-produced by Elon sophomores Diego Pineda and Selina Guevara, received widespread praise from community members and alumni.

Communications graduates of 2017 heading across the globe for post-commencement experiences

Here's a look at where some of the 2017 School of Communications graduates are headed following Commencement.

School of Communications hosts reception for Class of 2017

Communications faculty and staff celebrated this year’s seniors and their families with a May 19 reception in Snow Family Grand Atrium.

Innovation on full display at iMedia Capstone Exhibition

The evening before their commencement ceremony, graduate students in Elon University's Interactive Media master's program exhibited their thesis projects to professionals, faculty and staff, family and friends.

Bravo publishes article in Public Relations Inquiry

The article discusses a research agenda for exploring how public relations is used by ethnic organizations to advance their goals.

Golin Unternship to take Elon senior on a six-week cross-country adventure

Jasper Thomas III, a double major in cinema and television arts and theatre studies, was recently named the recipient of an unconventional internship offered by Golin, one of the world's largest public relations firms.

Emmanuel Morgan ’19 selected for NABJ Student Multimedia Project

The journalism major will work alongside professional journalists to cover the National Association of Black Journalists’ convention held Aug. 9-13, 2017, in New Orleans.

Cinelon Film Festival screens 27 student works 

Thanks to the arrival of Turner Theatre, the annual festival hosted by Cinelon Productions returned to Elon’s campus on May 5.

Seventy-four students inducted into communications honor society

The School of Communications chapter of Lambda Pi Eta hosted a May 8 induction ceremony, with Associate Professor Phillip Motley serving as the event’s keynote speaker.

School of Communications publishes spring 2017 issue of research journal

This semester's edition marks the 15th in the history of the Elon Journal, the nation’s first and only undergraduate research journal in communications.