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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 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.

Communications faculty and staff attend national high school journalism conference

Faculty and staff members presented sessions and hosted a sponsorship table at a Dallas convention that drew more than 4,000 attendees. 

Kass wins international film festival award, meets Dalai Lama

The assistant professor of communications teamed with fellow faculty member Ryan Witt and three cinema and television arts majors to produce “Gull,” a short-subject film that won Best Editing at the 2017 Free Spirit Film Festival in Dharamsala, India.

Pugh, Copeland honored as Distinguished University Professors

Jeffrey C. Pugh, Maude Sharpe Powell Professor of Religious Studies, and David A. Copeland, A.J. Fletcher Professor and professor of communications, were formally awarded the Distinguished University Professorship at a special investiture ceremony on Nov. 13. 

Tony Weaver Jr. '16 recognized in Forbes '30 Under 30 Education 2018' list

The founder of Weird Enough Productions was among the top education entrepreneurs who made the 2018 list.

Live Oak Communications featured in first published book about student-run communications agencies

Hal Vincent, Live Oak’s faculty director, wrote a chapter spotlighting the co-curricular organization now celebrating its 10th year in operation.

Expansive transportation story by Katherine Blunt ’15 receives Editor & Publisher award

The Houston Chronicle retail reporter, formerly a transportation reporter for the San Antonio Express-News, authored an in-depth article on a failed toll road plan, bringing to light “the pitfalls of privatized infrastructure.”   

Dissertations by communications faculty recognized at national conference

Assistant Professor Denise Hill and Adjunct Instructor Lorraine Ahearn received honorable mention awards in the 2017 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize competition.

Erin Barnett ’09 honored with elondocs Emerging Documentarian Award

The New York City-based documentary editor was recognized prior to a Nov. 9 screening of “Food Chains,” a 2014 film she edited that highlights agricultural labor in the United States.

NBC News’ Morgan Radford shares candid insights with journalism students

The Greensboro native and national news correspondent made stops in five classes on Nov. 8 and participated in an hour-long chat with members of Elon News Network.