The Conversation: Algorithms might be everywhere, but like us, they're deeply flawed

Social media has revolutionised how we communicate. This article by Elon Professor Jonathan Albright is part of a series of articles published by The Conversation that looks at how it has changed the media, politics, health, education and the law.


School of Communications opens Dwight C. Schar Hall

Thirty-one classes have shifted from McEwen Communications Building to the new 45,000-square-foot facility, which houses the 230-seat Turner Theatre, Cameron Innovation Lab, Kanarick Media Sandbox and additional classroom and communications lab spaces.

Elon professors publish research examining local languages and global networks

Derek Lackaff and William Moner, faculty members in the School of Communications, shared their research at the 34th annual International Conference on the Design of Communication.

The story of the First Amendment wall in McEwen

As part of the McEwen Communications Building renovation process, the School of Communications installed a 21-foot wall displaying the First Amendment.  

Elon faculty, staff present at International Service-Learning Research Conference

The annual conference, which is a scholarly venue to disseminate new knowledge on service-learning and community engagement, was held Sept. 26-28 in New Orleans.

Communications Alumni Reception – Oct. 21

3:15-4:15 p.m. | Tent, Outside McEwen

Elon Next: Success After Elon – Oct. 21

2-3:15 p.m. | McEwen, Williams Studio (formerly Studio B)

elondocs welcomes new members, new office space

The School of Communications’ documentary program introduces its 10-student cohort for the 2016-17 academic year.

Communications professors study the benefits of student agency experience

Associate Professors Lee Bush and Dan Haygood and Lecturer Hal Vincent examined the long-term impact of student-run agency experience on graduates’ careers.

Elon professor calls Bob Woodward a ‘natural teacher’ following class visit

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author spoke with Associate Professor Rich Landesberg’s ‘Broadcast News Writing’ class, discussing the intricacies of investigative reporting with the School of Communications students.

Journalism major publishes social commentary essay on ESPN’s The Undefeated

Emmanuel Morgan ’19, a Queen City native and young African-American male, shares his perspective on the nation’s racial climate and his hometown’s response following the recent death of Keith Lamont Scott during a police altercation.

Professor Ahmed Fadaam presents on the evolution of art in Iraq

At this year's second Global Neighborhood House Dinner on the theme "The Arts Without Borders," Assistant Professor of Communications Ahmed Fadaam guided students through the evolutions of art in Iraq.

Communications Advisory Board makes fall visit, tours new facilities

Board members and guests visited campus on Sept. 30 to share their professional insight with faculty and students and receive an update on the school’s ongoing expansion project.

Internet pioneer Vint Cerf offers optimistic view of the evolution of technology at Elon Q&A

Google's chief Internet evangelist, known as one of the "fathers of the Internet," talked with Elon students, faculty and staff about the impact of technology on modern life. 

Woodward: America should know more about 'what goes on in the centers of power'

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Bob Woodward was the speaker for Elon's Fall Convocation on Sept. 29. 

Elon student recalls winning a college grant as a first-grader

Twelve years before MacKenzie Walsh ’20, a first-year strategic communications major, set foot on campus, she entered and won a children’s drawing contest to support her aspirations to one day attend college.

Elon alum photographs ‘The Embrace Seen Around the World’

Al Drago '15, now working for The New York Times, captured a heartfelt moment between Michelle Obama and former President George W. Bush, which generated significant online buzz in the days that followed.

Kelly Siewers ’17 named a Provost Scholar in recognition of her college athletics research

During the past two years, the sport and event management and business management double major has examined the reasons why collegiate athletic departments have decided to reclassify to Division I.

Sport & Event Management students share stories, advice at internship forum

The Sport & Event Management Department hosted its annual fall internship forum, highlighting its students’ summer achievements and memorable internship experiences.

Communications professor, alumna co-author journal article

Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher and Elon University graduate Mia Watkins ’16 examined the planning and research processes used by School of Communications students who interviewed inductees at the 2014 Internet Hall of Fame Induction/International IT Fest.

School of Communications welcomes new faculty members

Five full-time faculty members with strong professional and educational backgrounds joined the ranks of teacher-scholars in the School of Communications in fall 2016.

Communications students, faculty attend Excellence in Journalism Conference

Associate Professors Anthony Hatcher and Rich Landesberg accompanied four student journalists to Louisiana to attend workshops highlighting journalism, technology and social media.

Junior strategic communications major accepts scholarship award

MacKenzie Clarkin ’18 received the 2016 Robert F. Lauterborn Scholarship from the Triangle Advertising Federation at the organization’s September event.

Max Garland ’16 chronicles voting access, participation and apathy in News21 investigation

The Elon University journalism major capitalized on his 10-week fellowship this summer, joining 30 student journalists to investigate the political divide between citizens with significant voting power and those without, particularly in disadvantaged communities.

Communications student publishes op-ed in Hartford Courant

Cinema and television arts major Alex Attanasio ’18 examines the post-competition comments of Chinese Olympian Fu Yuanhui regarding her menstrual cycle and the attention the swimmer’s interview received. 

Elon professor appears on popular ‘Marketplace’ radio program 

David Bockino spoke with program host Kai Ryssdal, detailing the assistant professor’s travels and experiences in Myanmar as well as the Southeast Asian nation’s rise as a top tourist destination.

UNC-TV to air documentary about Elon faculty member

The documentary by filmmaker Jan Van Wyk, "Musings of an Iraqi Patriot," traces the journey of Ahmed Fadaam from his native Iraq to Elon. 

Global Neighborhood begins year by learning to disagree

Participants in the first Global Neighborhood House dinner modeled civil discourse while talking about contentious issues.

USA Today and College Factual recognize several Elon academic programs among the nation’s best in 2017 college ranking

Elon University earns 33 badges for excellence in rankings based on the outcomes of a college education. The rankings were published Sept. 8 by USA Today and College Factual.


Elon professor contemplates value of critique in arts and humanities disciplines

Associate Professor Phillip Motley co-edited a special issue of Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, examining the use of critique in arts and humanities programs.

Life After Elon: Los Angeles

This forum will be held Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in McEwen 212.

Credit Suisse ​employer on-campus interviews - Nov. 3

Interviews will be held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140


Read The New York Times every day, thanks to Elon 

All faculty, staff and students at Elon University can register to enjoy The New York Times on a daily basis via their computers, smartphones and tablet apps.

Elon alumna interviews Olympic medalists for People magazine 

Journalism major Lindsay Kimble ’13, a digital writer and reporter for the celebrity news outlet, spoke with American swimmers Conor Dwyer and Maya Dirado, highlighting a variety of topics, including Dirado’s decision to retire.

Interactive Media program welcomes eighth class

The 27 students in this year's Master of Arts in Interactive Media program have a variety of undergraduate degrees from universities across the United States.

Key Risk Management Services ​on-campus employer interviews - Nov. 2

Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140, 8 a.m.

Amica Mutual Insurance​ on-campus employer interviews - Nov. 4
Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140, 8 a.m.


Carney, Sandoe & Associates​ on-campus employer interviews - Oct. 27

Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140, 8 a.m.

Carney, Sandoe & Associates Employer Info Session - Oct. 26
Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140, 4 p.m.


The world for your office

Casey Hekker ’11 is among the growing number of professionals who prefer to use technology to work from anywhere in the world.

Classes without Quizzes: Mini-Sessions for Alumni

Sign up for one of these 45-minute courses designed for alumni


Elon 2.0: Success after Elon Wisdom Session

School of Communications alumni offer their expertise to students

What Elon communications majors, alumni took away from a national media industry convention

The 2016 NABJ and NAHJ Annual Convention and Career Fair in Washington, D.C., brought together nearly 4,000 current and aspiring media professionals, including four Elon University students and seven alumni.

Communications faculty share expertise, insight at AEJMC national conference

During the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s 2016 national convention, 13 School of Communications faculty members presented research, shared professional experiences and directed topical discussions. 

Elon professor takes top honor for paper at PRSA conference

Barbara Miller Gaither, associate professor of communications, explored corporate social responsibility initiatives and public perception in her recent study, titled “Redefining Fit: Examining CSR Company-Issue Fit in Stigmatized Industries.”

With cupola in place, Communications School expansion hits milestone

Construction continues at Dwight C. Schar Hall and Steers Pavilion, with both expected to open in the fall. 

Eric Hernandez ’16 and crew complete ambitious one-day shoot in Los Angeles

The cinema and television arts major enlisted the services of more than a dozen Elon University friends and collaborators to help produce a 30-second film that captures the emotions of the movie-going experience for the 2016 Coca-Cola and Regal Film Program.

In My Words: Owning the Stories of Slaves in America

Newspapers around North Carolina recently featured a guest column by Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, who assesses reactions to recent comments by first lady Michelle Obama about the role of slave labor in the construction of the White House. 

Elon professor working behind the scenes to keep Olympics broadcasts on track

This is the fifth Olympic games that Max Negin, an assistant professor of communications, has worked on with NBC Sports.

Elon alum takes top prize for reporting on human rights violations and the Rio Olympics

 The award-winning work of Michelle Alfini '16 brings light to human rights violations surrounding this summer’s Olympic Games in Brazil.