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'Elon Local News' produces first-ever all-Spanish broadcast

The newscast’s 'Online Exclusive,' co-produced by Elon sophomores Diego Pineda and Selina Guevara, received widespread praise from community members and alumni.

Communications graduates of 2017 heading across the globe for post-commencement experiences

Here's a look at where some of the 2017 School of Communications graduates are headed following Commencement.

School of Communications hosts reception for Class of 2017

Communications faculty and staff celebrated this year’s seniors and their families with a May 19 reception in Snow Family Grand Atrium.

Innovation on full display at iMedia Capstone Exhibition

The evening before their commencement ceremony, graduate students in Elon University's Interactive Media master's program exhibited their thesis projects to professionals, faculty and staff, family and friends.

Bravo publishes article in Public Relations Inquiry

The article discusses a research agenda for exploring how public relations is used by ethnic organizations to advance their goals.

Golin Unternship to take Elon senior on a six-week cross-country adventure

Jasper Thomas III, a double major in cinema and television arts and theatre studies, was recently named the recipient of an unconventional internship offered by Golin, one of the world's largest public relations firms.

Emmanuel Morgan ’19 selected for NABJ Student Multimedia Project

The journalism major will work alongside professional journalists to cover the National Association of Black Journalists’ convention held Aug. 9-13, 2017, in New Orleans.

Cinelon Film Festival screens 27 student works 

Thanks to the arrival of Turner Theatre, the annual festival hosted by Cinelon Productions returned to Elon’s campus on May 5.

Seventy-four students inducted into communications honor society

The School of Communications chapter of Lambda Pi Eta hosted a May 8 induction ceremony, with Associate Professor Phillip Motley serving as the event’s keynote speaker.

School of Communications publishes spring 2017 issue of research journal

This semester's edition marks the 15th in the history of the Elon Journal, the nation’s first and only undergraduate research journal in communications.

Sport and Event Management Department celebrates exceptional seniors

During a May 3 awards ceremony, Alexis de Groot ’17 and Kelly Siewers ’17 were recognized with Major of the Year Awards and alumnus Brad Holloman ’09 served as a guest speaker, sharing advice from his career in the sports industry.

Cinelon Film Festival finds new home in Turner Theatre 

The annual showcase, which features approximately 20 student works this year, is slated for Friday, May 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.

ENN’s broadcast show presented with top prize at BEA conference

Nine communications faculty and staff members attended the Broadcast Education Association’s annual conference and Festival of Media Arts, where “Elon Local News” members accepted a “Best of Festival” King Foundation Award.

Elon & Pew Research report on the future of jobs and jobs training

Will well-prepared workers be able to keep up in the race with artificial intelligence tools? Will market capitalism survive? Read details in a new study by Elon's Imagining the Internet Center and the Pew Research Center.

 

Dabbs earns outstanding article award for research on work-life balance 

Assistant Professor of Sport and Event Management Shaina Dabbs and her co-authors examined issues relating to work-life balance for sport management scholars and practitioners.

Communications faculty recognized by Society of Professional Journalists

For their efforts organizing the SPJ Region 2 conference, Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher and Director of Student Media Colin Donohue were named the organization's Members of the Month.

Jessica Torrez-Riley G’12 shares professional insights with iMedia students

The Interactive Media graduate returned to campus to summarize her career path from Elon to Amazon, where she starts a new position next week.

MacKenzie Clarken ’18 wins prestigious national advertising scholarship

The School of Communications student is one of approximately 20 college students in the nation selected for the Vance and Betty Lee Stickell Student Internship Program presented annually by the American Advertising Federation. 

CELEBRATE! profile: Cameron Jackson

A strategic communications major explores the acceptance of natural hair among black female college students. 

School of Communications celebrates student and faculty excellence

The school hosted its end-of-year awards celebration on April 20 to acknowledge high achievement from students and faculty.

Elon names 2017 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.

Going abroad? Thinking about going abroad? Think GoinGlobal 

Going abroad? Thinking about going abroad? GoinGlobal is a resource filled with information about cultural, professional, and social experiences or barriers you may have abroad. 

Communications students learn the ‘inner workings of network news’ during New York trip

Associate Professor Rich Landesberg and nine School of Communications students traveled this week to New York City, touring the facilities of several major network news organizations and meeting with high-level broadcast news professionals, including Brian Williams and Michael Radutzky, members of Elon’s Communications Advisory Board.

Anderson publishes articles examining public relations history and social movements

The associate professor of communications investigated how public relations was used to promote sex education initiatives immediately before and during World War I. 

Hal Vincent, Courtney Chambers ’20 share branding and communication principles with entrepreneurs

The School of Communications lecturer and entrepreneurship major led a theory and practice-in-action workshop at the Co|Operative, a nonprofit business startup incubator in Graham.

Entertainment publications feature recent promotion of Nneka Enurah ’11 

The Elon University alumna was elevated to vice president of multiplatform content and partnerships at Authentic Entertainment, overseeing the Emmy Award-winning production company’s creative development efforts for original video content.

Media coverage features insights from Jones on public records, police body cams 

Jonathan Jones is an instructor in the School of Communications and the director of the N.C. Open Government Coalition. 

Career Moves: Internship helps jump-start Elon junior’s pursuit of journalism career

Bryan Anderson ’18 is supplementing his experience through a summer internship with one of the state’s largest newspapers by tapping into vital career tools at the SPDC.

Elon senior named Gates Cambridge Scholar

Leena Dahal '17 will pursue a master's degree in modern south Asian studies at the University of Cambridge in England with the support of a scholarship established by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Elon School of Communications hosts regional journalism conference

The Society of Professional Journalists Region 2 gathering featured the Mark of Excellence Awards results, of which several Elon students were winners.

'Unseen Enemy' premiere: Elon alumna helps craft CNN documentary exploring global pandemic 

CNN's newest documentary, "Unseen Enemy," was edited by Erin Barnett, a 2009 Elon graduate whose previous documentary work includes "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine." 

Sweet treat: Communications students present campaign at Krispy Kreme headquarters

Four students in Assistant Professor Denise Hill’s “Strategic Campaigns” course visited the donut company’s Winston-Salem facility to share their strategic communications campaign to increase the visibility of the chain’s loyalty app.

New book by Lellis offers life-giving antidote for 'zombie' communications

Julie Lellis, associate professor and associate department chair in the School of Communications, has co-authored a new book that utilizes a zombie analogy to correct poor communication behaviors.

On a roll: Full Frame Festival screenings of Elon professor's new documentary sell out

In her 19-minute film, the Assistant Professor of Communications Nicole Triche examines the life of Doris Jenkins and the role her 53-year-old roller skating rink played – and continues to play – in its Topsail Beach, N.C., community.

Scott weighs in for NPR report on recent newspaper layoffs

Glenn Scott, associate professor of communications, talked with WFDD's David Ford this week for the radio piece that examined recent layoffs at the Greensboro News & Record and Winston-Salem Journal. 

Bryan Anderson ’18 to investigate water pollution during News21 fellowship

The journalism and media analytics double major will participate in a 10-week investigative reporting assignment at Arizona State University this summer, examining water quality and its impact in the United States.

German youth exchange program offers live-work experience for Strategic Communications alumna

Kailyn Schmidt, a 2016 Strategic Communications graduate, has been spending the 2016-17 academic year studying, living, and working in Germany as part of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.

Communications Advisory Board aligns spring visit with dedication celebration 

Fifteen board members and guests visited campus on March 31 to share their professional insight and commemorate the completion of the school’s expansion project.

Young alumni excellence recognized with Top 10 Under 10 Awards

The awards program highlights and celebrates alumni who have graduated within the past decade and who are distinguished in their professions and invested in the future of Elon and their community.

Elon celebrates philanthropy at dedication of School of Communications expansion

The university hosted a formal dedication for the new facilities of the School of Communications, which now spans three buildings and 105,000 square feet of space.  

Fox Business report features insights from Albright on media reach of conservative commentator

Jonathan Albright is an assistant professor of communications who focuses on media analytics. 

Diamond kings: Elon students win division in SABR Analytics Conference competition

An Elon team of business and communications students won its undergraduate division in the 2017 Society for American Baseball Research case competition and was the only team invited to present at the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 9-10.

 

MaryClaire Schulz ’17 presents honors thesis at International Public Relations Conference

The strategic communications major and Associate Professor Barbara Miller Gaither both led research discussions at the March conference in Orlando, Florida.

The future of free speech, trolls, anonymity and fake news online

A new report by Elon's Imagining the Internet Center and the Pew Research Center surveys opinions of more than 1,500 technologists, futurists and scholars.

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 students to study Arabic in Morocco, Jordan through State Department scholarship

Elon University sophomore Alex Mancuso and senior Ben Lutz have received Critical Language Scholarships from the federal government to study Arabic.  

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.