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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

School of Communications publishes fall 2016 issue of research journal

This semester's edition marks the 14th in the history of the Elon Journal, the nation’s first and only undergraduate research journal in communications.

The Conversation — Experts' roundtable: The future of journalism in Trump's America

Elon Communications Professor Glenn Scott weighs in for this article that explores how journalism can adapt during a time when journalists are facing challenges. 

Elon to celebrate completion of Turner Theatre with screening of alum’s Oscar contender

The 220-seat theater is located in the new Dwight C. Schar Hall and was funded by a gift by the Turner family.

Alumni-student collaboration wins top honors at RTDNAC luncheon

Several School of Communications students and graduates were recognized during the Nov. 12 event held at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Strategic communications majors thrive in Ketchum's Mindfire Challenge

Fletcher Rowe ’19 and Alex Hale ’19 pitched marketing ideas to the public relations agency’s clients, attempting to solve real-life issues facing the organizations.

Elon students produce online news content at Global Action Summit

Four students and a staff member from the School of Communications provided video and social media coverage for the annual forum that brings together world leaders to discuss perspectives relating to food, health and prosperity. 

In My Words: Remember the Spanish Civil War to understand the dangers of ‘righteousness’ today

Newspapers around North Carolina recently featured a guest column by Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, who writes about modern lessons to be learned from the Spanish Civil War.

Car Window Poetry project by Elon alum featured on NBC Nightly News

A national audience learned about the project, started this summer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, by Alex Lewis '16, during the Nov. 14 news report.

 

Elon alumnus reflects on experience participating in the Coca-Cola and Regal Films Competition

Eric Hernandez ’16, a cinema and television arts major, discusses the support he received and knowledge he gained while competing in the contest for up-and-coming filmmakers.

Communications faculty and staff attend national high school journalism conference

Faculty and staff members presented sessions and ran a sponsorship table at an Indianapolis, Indiana, convention that drew nearly 4,000 attendees.