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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 team documents Global Internet Governance Forum in Mexico

The School of Communications’ Imagining the Internet team posted 705 interview video clips featuring international participants at the 11th annual IGF, facilitated by the United Nations.

Turner Theatre hosts grand opening featuring alum’s Oscar-nominated work

Elon University and the School of Communications officially opened the new 220-seat theater on Dec. 8, with a cinematic celebration recognizing the work of Laith Majali ’05.

Celebrating scholarship: The 2016 President's Report

Through intellectual inquiry and entrepreneurial spirit, Elon scholars are expanding knowledge, providing new insights and working to solve difficult problems that challenge humanity. Read the annual President's Report for details.

Elon professor co-authors book chapter on collegiate recreation 

Assistant Professor Cara McFadden explores the collegiate recreation field and the expanding role recreation programs, services and facilities contribute to a university community.

Media outlets feature Elon professor's insights in private email, UNC scandal stories

Analysis from Jonathan Jones, instructor in communications and director of the N.C. Open Government Coalition, was recently featured in coverage by the Associated Press and WUNC. 

Elon students engage in audience research with Winston-Salem communications firm

Nearly a dozen School of Communications students participated in a consumer immersion research exercise, building on coursework that explores the relationships between the producers of media messages and their audiences.

Elon professor's research on 'fake news' ecosystem generating international attention

Jonathan Albright, assistant professor of communications, is exploring the connections between websites distributing "fake news" and propaganda and the tools used to track reader preferences. 

School of Communications publishes fall 2016 issue of research journal

This semester's edition marks the 14th in the history of the Elon Journal, the nation’s first and only undergraduate research journal in communications.

The Conversation — Experts' roundtable: The future of journalism in Trump's America

Elon Communications Professor Glenn Scott weighs in for this article that explores how journalism can adapt during a time when journalists are facing challenges. 

Elon to celebrate completion of Turner Theatre with screening of alum’s Oscar contender

The 220-seat theater is located in the new Dwight C. Schar Hall and was funded by a gift by the Turner family.