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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 names 2018 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $20,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements. 

Lauren Duncan ’18 to host ‘ReNewed,’ a dance film showcase, on April 26

The cinema and television arts major will screen three dance films and invited other student filmmakers to share their creative works at the Turner Theatre event.

elondocs members enjoy up-close view of the film industry at Durham festival

While attending the 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, students in the School of Communications’ documentary production program enjoyed films from around the world, observed filmmaker events and panels, and met award-winning documentarians. The students will screen their own works on campus at the elondocs Documentary Showcase on Tuesday, April 24.

Communications honor society inducts new members

The School of Communications chapter of Lambda Pi Eta hosted an April 12 induction ceremony welcoming 103 new members.

Communications students win top honors in regional journalism competition

The Society of Professional Journalists Region 2 Mark of Excellence award winners included several students and alumni.

Elon alumna Angie Lovelace Walton receives 2018 Pulitzer Prize

The 2010 School of Communications graduate was part of a groundbreaking USA Today/Arizona Republic journalism team that examined the border wall between the United States and Mexico.

 

In My Words:  ‘Roseanne’ reboot offers mixed portrait of blue-collar America

This column by Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, was distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate and was published by The Raleigh News & Observer and The Durham Herald-Sun.  

The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World

A third of experts predict digital life will be mostly harmful to individuals in the next decade. Many are more hopeful, but the vast majority of experts agree measures should be taken to improve people’s ties to technology.

 

School of Communications presents Colleen Penhall ’98 with Outstanding Alumna Award

The vice president for corporate social responsibility at Lowe’s returned to campus April 12 and was recognized during Lambda Pi Eta’s induction ceremony.

Elon in LA instructor to release new acting book

Talent manager and publicist Brad Lemack will release his third book, “The New Business of Acting: The Next Edition," in September.