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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

Elon’s '30 Minutes' show wins College Television Awards Emmy

The student news program was recognized in the magazine category of the 37th College Television Awards presented on May 25 by the Television Academy Foundation.

School of Communications places in Top 20 in Hearst competition for third straight year

Journalism students paced Elon in a prestigious national contest often called the "Pulitzers of college journalism," which is open to students from 100 accredited schools.

Two students, alumnus named SPJ national award winners

The School of Communications notches four national wins and two national finalist nods in Mark of Excellence competition.

Hal Vincent teaches strategic communications workshop at Chautauqua Institution

The School of Communications lecturer led a four-day course, examining effective communications on behalf of nonprofit organizations.

Kenn Gaither, Barbara Miller co-author Mass Communication & Society article

The School of Communications professors examined advertisements and websites of U.S.-based industry trade groups representing the energy industries of coal and petroleum.

Vanessa Bravo publishes article examining transnational grief among Latinos in the U.S.

The School of Communications professor analyzed the communication processes of undocumented Latino immigrants in the United States when relatives get sick or die in their countries of origin.

Elon student team travels to Washington to document major tech policy event - IGF-USA 2016

The documentary journalism project is part of the activities of the School of Communications' Imagining the Internet Center.

Daniel Koehler ’12 screens film excerpt at National Geographic headquarters

The School of Communications graduate produced his documentary, “A House Without Snakes,” as part of the 2014-15 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. The film hosted its world premiere in April at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina.

Eric Hernandez ’16 named a finalist for Coca-Cola and Regal film competition

Following his selection as one of three finalists, the Elon University graduate received $15,000 to produce a 30-second film that captures the emotions of the movie-going experience. 

Summer construction update

With the start of fall semester just over six weeks away, the campus is buzzing with builders doing new construction and renovation.