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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

Elon contingent publishes research on social support of injured student-athletes

Elon alumnae Alexis de Groot ’17 and Sydney Brown ’18 partnered with faculty members Tony Weaver and Eric Hall to conduct a qualitative study and collect in-depth information on the perception of social support provided to student-athletes rehabilitating injuries.

On the big screen: student-produced commercial to run nationally at Regal theaters

As part of the 2018 Coca-Cola and Regal Films student film competition, an Elon team received $15,000 to produce a 35-second film highlighting the moviegoing experience.

Jessica Gisclair presents paper on curriculum development of study abroad courses

The chair of the Communications Department presented a paper on using design thinking as a curriculum strategy to build study abroad courses that are well-thought-out and flexible to build students’ global confidences and encourage creative thinking. 

Harlen Makemson paper honored at national conference

His study of an early 20th century icon receives award for research on media and war from the American Journalism Historians Association. 

Documentary produced by Vic Costello awarded BEA Best of Show award

“Young Filmmakers of Ethiopia,” a one-hour documentary produced by the associate professor of communications, will be shown at the Broadcast Education Association’s On-Location Conference, held at the University of Houston Oct. 18-20.

ENN, student journalists recognized by premier college journalism organizations

Individual and organizational winners will be revealed at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention held Oct. 25-28 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Communications Advisory Board convenes with Dean Rochelle Ford for first time

Seventeen members and guests of the School of Communications Advisory Board visited campus on Sept. 28 to discuss their professional industries, share their expertise, and speak with eight classes.

Matt Holzapfel ’19: 'Elon always teaches you to reach for your goals'

Holzapfel from Chapel Hill, North Carolina shares how his Elon Engagement Scholarship and experience in the School of Communications have fueled his passion for a career in sports broadcasting.

In My Words: News Engagement Day focuses on ways we consume verifiable information

In this opinion column, Rochelle Ford, dean of the Elon School of Communications, touts the importance of engaging with the news on a regular basis.

School of Communications celebrates News Engagement Day

Started by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the national initiative encourages individuals to engage with news and raises awareness about the importance of staying informed.