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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.

School of Communications

News

Dabbs’ research on work-life balance nominated for outstanding article award

The assistant professor of sport and event management explored issues and outcomes relating to work-life balance for sport management scholars and practitioners.

Elon student to study Arabic in Morocco through  State Department scholarship

Elon University sophomore Alex Mancuso has received a Critical Language Scholarship from the federal government to study Arabic in Tangier, Morocco.  

Andrew Krech ’13 named Hugh Morton Photographer of the Year

Several Elon University graduates were recognized in the North Carolina Press Association’s 2016 News, Editorial and Photojournalism Contest, the centerpiece of the association’s annual Winter Institute.

In My Words: History shows ‘alternative facts’ journalism can have real consequences

Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, recently published a column in regional newspapers about the impact of "alternative facts" on journalism. 

McFadden recognized for leadership and service at NIRSA conference

In addition to receiving a service award at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association’s annual event, the assistant professor of sport and event management hosted a preconference workshop and presented an educational session.

Two Communications Fellows present research at AEJMC conference

Molly Bauer ’19 and Heather Deiner ’19, accompanied by Associate Professor Amanda Sturgill, traveled to the University of Oklahoma March 3-4 to present their respective research topics.

School of Communications welcomes, interviews Fellows candidates

Seventy-five high school seniors interested in studying communications visited Elon University during Fellows Weekend, held March 3-4. Following a competitive selection process, 25 students will be named 2017 Communications Fellows.

Hatcher column in Huffington Post uses work of current, former students to defend the role of the press

Associate Professor of Communications Anthony Hatcher writes about the professionalism and passion he has seen in his current and former journalism students.

Los Angeles Times covers red carpet experience of Elon students on Oscar night

A reporter for the news outlet interviewed a student in Elon's Study USA program in Los Angeles outside the Oscars on Sunday night. 

Communications alumna finds success in entertainment industry

Candice Burrow Spake ’00 has been involved in several aspects of the creative process throughout her career. Se recently co-wrote the script for a movie, “New Life,” which premiered in the fall.