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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 earns national top 10 in Hearst broadcast news competition

For the fourth straight year, Elon places in the top 20 of the full Hearst Journalism Awards.

Daniel Koehler ’12 edits compelling op-ed video for The New York Times 

On the heels of co-editing the new documentary “City of Ghosts,” the Elon alumnus served as an editor for a short video supporting an article written by Syrian activist Abdalaziz Alhamza, co-founder of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.

Gisclair travels to Spain for digital teaching tools seminar

The communications department chair was one of seven academics nationwide to take part in the Council on International Educational Exchange’s weeklong seminar in Seville.

Interactive Media graduates told great lessons come from 'running through' failure, frustration

Surrounded by family, friends and Elon faculty and staff, 25 students in the Master of Arts in Interactive Media program's Class of 2017 celebrated the completion of the program during a ceremony May 18.

Music video 'Anything' created by Elon alumni earns online acclaim

The recent collaboration from Mia Watkins ’16 and Eric Hernandez ’16 brings to life the new single from R&B artist Mawule and celebrates the importance of fatherhood.

Sport Management faculty, alumnus publish research in Recreational Sports Journal

Associate Professor Tony Weaver, Assistant Professor Cara McFadden and Elon graduate Drew Forte ’15 explored the perceptions of higher education administrators regarding the role club sports play in recruiting and retaining male students.

Vic Costello enjoys 'gratifying' experience teaching film production in Ethiopia

The associate professor of communications participated in a 10-day filmmaking workshop in the horn of Africa, providing much-needed instruction for members of Ethiopia’s fledgling film industry.

Bush, Vincent present research on the ‘selfie’ generation 

Lee Bush and Hal Vincent from the School of Communications attended the Integrated Marketing Communications Conference in Wilmington, N.C., and shared their insights on user-generated selfies and live video, and the implications of this social content in both developing and teaching communications strategies.

Communication design student wins national SPJ award

Stephanie Hays '18 was honored for her design work. Two other students were named national finalists in the same contest.

Kate Murphy '15 honors Elon friendship with touching essay

In the piece, the Cincinnati Enquirer higher education reporter reflects on her experience as an Elon soccer player and her relationship with teammate and friend Nicole "Colie" Dennion, who died in 2016.