Throughout the year, students produce a weekly student newspaper, air an FM radio station, produce content through ESTV (Elon Student Television) and publish a yearbook for campus distribution.
We strongly encourage our students to get involved in the student media, where they can write, edit, shoot video, take photographs and produce all kinds of multimedia content that reaches a broad audience.
The Pendulum is Elon's daily student news organization that publishes a newspaper, magazine and web presence. It was founded in 1974. The publication is put out by 40 editors and 50-100 other staffers, reporters, photographers and business/advertising workers. The paper's online and traditional versions cover major sports events, internationally recognized speakers, entertainment and the campus community. Executive editors are paid a small stipend for their work. Pendulum staff members have many opportunities to meet with professional editors and reporters and travel to attend national media conferences sponsored by the Associated Collegiate Press, College Media Association and Society of Professional Journalists. The Pendulum is located on the third floor of the Elon Town Center on Williamson Avenue. The group's adviser is Colin Donohue.
Elon Student Television was created in 1992. Hundreds of students work in some capacity each year in the production of programming for ESTV. The organization is comprised of two divisions: news and entertainment. ESTV currently represents six student-run television shows. ESTV is always looking to showcase student work and encourages students to pitch new ideas. Faculty members Rich Landesberg (news) and Staci Saltz (entertainment) advise the organization.
Elon's student radio station began in 1978. It has a number of paid positions on its executive staff. Its signal reaches as far as Greensboro, N.C., to the west and Durham, N.C., to the east and is broadcast 24 hours a day. Select staff members attend such national conferences as the annual National Association of Broadcasters meetings and the College Media Association conference. The group's adviser is Bryan Baker.
Elon's yearbook was founded in 1913 and is named for the first three literary societies on campus. It traditionally carries sections covering Student Life, People, Sports, Organizations, Arts, Study Abroad and Academics. The fall 2013 edition will be the 98th edition, and it covers the 2012-13 academic year. The books are distributed free to students. The group employs several student editors, and its adviser is Randy Piland.