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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's Imagining the Internet Center & Pew Research Center release new study on artificial intelligence 

Elon and Pew surveyed nearly 1,000 leading technologists about the wide-ranging impact of artificial intelligence on the quality of life of individuals.

Brooks Fuller joins School of Communications

The former assistant professor at Louisiana State University and North Carolina attorney will begin in February.

School of Communications named finalist in PRWeek Awards competition

Elon is one of five institutions competing in the contest’s Outstanding Education Program category.

Dean Rochelle Ford inducted into PRWeek Hall of Fame

The School of Communications dean was one of “six inspiring leaders of communications” honored at a Dec. 3 ceremony at the Grand Hyatt New York.

Corporate Publishing classes pitch Amica Mutual Insurance representatives

Two sections of Assistant Professor Michele Lashley’s course were charged with identifying ways to increase awareness about the company’s Future Leaders Program among Elon seniors seeking employment.

Communications professors, alumna publish chapters in public relations ethics book

“Cases in Public Relations: Translating ethics into action” is an edited collection recently released by Oxford University Press.

Robert Hubler ’90, colleagues earn Suncoast Emmy for Parkland shooting coverage

The assistant director of news content and his WPEC-TV team were recognized on Dec. 1 at the 42nd annual Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida.

Shaina Dabbs presents NCAA coaches research talk

The assistant professor in the Department of Sport Management was the featured speaker of the Women’s, Gender and Sexualities Studies Program Fall Faculty Research Spotlight held on Nov. 26.

Charlotte Observer article on sports betting features insights from Bill Squadron

Squadron, a visiting professor of sport management, offers his thoughts on what an expansion of sports betting could mean for tax revenues. 

Elon alumni reel in Midsouth Emmy Award nominations

Joe Bruno ’14, Brandon Marshall ’12, Sophie Nielsen-Kolding ’12, Nick Ochsner '11 and Christine Williams '14 will be among the honorees recognized at the 33rd Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards ceremony in February.