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Madison Square Garden Company Info Session - Dec. 1

1:45-2:15 pm in Schar Atrium

Elon News Network, alumni recognized with RTDNAC awards

The student-run news organization was honored with eight awards, including four first-place finishes, and several School of Communications graduates were recognized for their professional journalism efforts.

Communications faculty and staff attend national high school journalism conference

Faculty and staff members presented sessions and hosted a sponsorship table at a Dallas convention that drew more than 4,000 attendees. 

Spring Student Employment Fair - Jan. 31

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in McKinnon Hall, Moseley Campus Center

Kass wins international film festival award, meets Dalai Lama

The assistant professor of communications teamed with fellow faculty member Ryan Witt and three cinema and television arts majors to produce “Gull,” a short-subject film that won Best Editing at the 2017 Free Spirit Film Festival in Dharamsala, India.

Pugh, Copeland honored as Distinguished University Professors

Jeffrey C. Pugh, Maude Sharpe Powell Professor of Religious Studies, and David A. Copeland, A.J. Fletcher Professor and professor of communications, were formally awarded the Distinguished University Professorship at a special investiture ceremony on Nov. 13. 

Tony Weaver Jr. '16 recognized in Forbes '30 Under 30 Education 2018' list

The founder of Weird Enough Productions was among the top education entrepreneurs who made the 2018 list.

Live Oak Communications featured in first published book about student-run communications agencies

Hal Vincent, Live Oak’s faculty director, wrote a chapter spotlighting the co-curricular organization now celebrating its 10th year in operation.

Expansive transportation story by Katherine Blunt ’15 receives Editor & Publisher award

The Houston Chronicle retail reporter, formerly a transportation reporter for the San Antonio Express-News, authored an in-depth article on a failed toll road plan, bringing to light “the pitfalls of privatized infrastructure.”   

Need a Quiet Place to Study? Free Pizza, Snacks, Drinks and Massages - Dec. 8

621 E. Haggard Ave. - 3 to 10 p.m.

Dissertations by communications faculty recognized at national conference

Assistant Professor Denise Hill and Adjunct Instructor Lorraine Ahearn received honorable mention awards in the 2017 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize competition.

Erin Barnett ’09 honored with elondocs Emerging Documentarian Award

The New York City-based documentary editor was recognized prior to a Nov. 9 screening of “Food Chains,” a 2014 film she edited that highlights agricultural labor in the United States.

NBC News’ Morgan Radford shares candid insights with journalism students

The Greensboro native and national news correspondent made stops in five classes on Nov. 8 and participated in an hour-long chat with members of Elon News Network.

Elon alumna to receive first elondocs Emerging Documentarian Award

Erin Barnett ’09 will be honored before a Nov. 9 screening of “Food Chains,” a 2014 documentary film she edited that highlights agricultural labor in the United States.

Vanessa Bravo presents at international conference in Colombia

The School of Communications professor was invited as one of the keynote speakers for the International Congress of Strategic Communication at the University of Medellin.

Elon Law students offer legal insight during Sport Management lecture

Mia Faith Chamberlain and Jordan Thompson ’14 led an Oct. 25 presentation titled “Play at the Next Level: A Career in Sport,” highlighting the benefits of a legal education in the sport industry.

Pulitzer Center photojournalist chronicles legacy of Canada’s Indian residential schools

During a Nov. 1 lecture in Turner Theatre, award-winning photographer Daniella Zalcman, whose work is funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, explained her path to long-form journalism and her ongoing coverage of marginalized communities across the globe.

The Conversation: ​How Lincoln's embrace of embalming birthed the American funeral industry

Assistant Professor of Communications Brian Walsh writes about how the founding of the modern funeral industry can be traced back to President Abraham Lincoln and his embrace of embalming.

Paul Parsons to conclude his service as School of Communications dean

The founding dean, who completed a major expansion project last year and hosted a successful reaccreditation review last week, will conclude 17 years in the role.

Communications Fellows enjoy media tour in Atlanta

Twenty-six students met with communications professionals and Elon University alumni, receiving a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of several media organizations.

In My Words: ​Oct. 31 is also Reformation Day

Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, writes in this column about the often overlooked history of Oct. 31 as Reformation Day. 

Elon News Network, Phi Psi Cli recognized at national conference

The two student news organizations placed nationally in a pair of college media competitions.

National team recommends reaccreditation for School of Communications

An accrediting team has found the school’s undergraduate program and M.A. in Interactive Media program in compliance on all standards.

Elon alumnus Al Drago ’15 lectures at Poynter Institute

The freelance photojournalist based in Washington, D.C., presented a one-hour webinar titled “InstaSnap: Reporting Live Video 10 Seconds at a Time.”

J McMerty’s new documentary to make world premiere in Spain

The director of the Elon in Los Angeles program chronicled the life of acclaimed artist Betty Gold, and the final product will be screened on Nov. 3 at the 2017 Mallorca International Film Festival.

Pulitzer Center photographer to cast light on human rights issues at Nov. 1 lecture 

Award-winning photojournalist Daniella Zalcman, whose reporting is funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, will host a talk in Turner Theatre.

Panelists offer differing views about future of media literacy at Danieley community dinner

The second Danieley community dinner of the fall featured a panel discussion about the importance of media literacy.

Finding solutions: Can society conquer the growing scourge of online misinformation?

A new survey by Elon University and the Pew Research Center asks tech experts about the prospects of blocking the spread of bogus information.

 

Students demonstrate data analytics, text mining and visualization skills in Elon Champion Analytics Challenge

Teams analyzed data provided by HanesBrands, a socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel.

In My Words: Even Calvin Coolidge's grave demonstrates humility

Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, writes in this column about the humility of President Calvin Coolidge

Barbara Miller Gaither publishes article in Public Relations Review

The associate professor of communications conducted a corporate social responsibility study, exploring how company-cause relationships and acknowledgement of benefit impacts perceived motivations and skepticism.

Communications Advisory Board returns for fall visit

Eleven board members and guests visited Elon on Oct. 6 to hear about the priorities and future of the School of Communications and to share their professional insights with students and faculty.

First-year Communications Fellow discusses achievement gap on WUNC

Elon journalism major Emmanuel Tobe ’21 participated this summer in WUNC’s Youth Reporting Institute, an annual program that provides young reporters an opportunity to pitch, report, write and produce radio news stories for North Carolina Public Radio.

Live Oak Communications Alumni Reception - Nov. 3

Students, faculty and staff in the School of Communications welcome our visiting alumni.

Breaking Barriers program brings together Elon student-athletes, Latin American ballplayers 

Assistant Professor of Sport Management Mark Cryan has directed a summer program the past two years that provides cultural and language exchange events for Latin American players with the Burlington Royals. 

elondocs welcomes its eighth cohort

The School of Communications’ documentary program introduces its nine new members for the 2017-18 academic year.

Negin critiques Tony Romo’s broadcasting style in USA Today article

The assistant professor of communications – and four-time Emmy Award recipient – assesses the former NFL player’s first few weeks behind the microphone.

School of Communications faculty present at BEA conference in Pittsburgh

Associate Dean Don Grady and Associate Professor Vic Costello were among the nearly 100 media educators from around the country to attend the Broadcast Education Association event.

Elon alumna offers insight and advice at Sport Management Internship Forum

The Sport Management Department hosted its annual fall internship forum on Sept. 18, featuring Carol Pyszkowski ’16 as the event’s keynote speaker. The gathering also highlighted several SPT students and their professional experiences during the past summer.

Kaplan LSAT Test Prep Class - Oct. 24

6 to 10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, in The Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140.

Elon alumnus and his ‘Daily Show’ digital team win Creative Arts Emmy

Nicholas Dyer ’11, senior producer for the late-night Comedy Central program, was honored with colleagues on Sept. 9 at the Creative Arts Emmy Award show in Los Angeles.

Elon student team from Imagining the Internet Center records Internet Hall of Fame events in Los Angeles

During the Internet Society’s 25th anniversary events, the students produced documentary video interviews with 12 global Internet Hall of Fame inductees.

In My Words: Subterranean Southern Homesick Blues (And Grays)

Anthony Hatcher, associate professor of communications, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate about the complexity of Southern heritage.

College Magazine ranks School of Communications among the nation’s best

The online magazine names Elon second in its list of top schools for communications majors, citing the strength of the school’s programs and singling out Live Oak Communications. 

Sport Management alumna discusses her career in college athletics

Abby Bradbury ’13 works in the athletics department at the University of California, Berkeley, and shared her personal and professional insights with Associate Professor Hal Walker’s Contemporary Sport Management class.

School of Communications starts school year with development sessions

During Planning Week, the School of Communications hosted faculty/staff development sessions, taking a closer look at Google Tools, drones, interactive screens, and film and video lighting. 

Elon academic programs earn recognition in 2018 USA Today and College Factual “Best Colleges” ranking

Elon University earns 35 badges for excellence in rankings based on the outcomes of a college education. The rankings were released by USA Today, College Factual and Google News. 

Furnas honored by Virginia journalism association 

The School of Communications lecturer was heralded as the “epitome of a scholastic journalism supporter and advocate” by the Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers and Advisers. 

In My Words: Shine the light of journalism on white supremacists

Associate Professor of Communications Rich Landesberg writes in this column for the Elon Writers Syndicate that now is the time to support journalists so they can keep the spotlight on white supremacists. 

With a solar eclipse overhead, communications faculty and staff looked to the sky

While the Aug. 21 event may have been underwhelming – thanks, clouds – the occasion provided a wonderful photo op during the annual school photo shoot.