Alumni, please help with accreditation
The School of Communications will go through its six-year accreditation review next fall. Part of this process involves an alumni survey, so please take a moment to provide us feedback by using this link:
The alumni survey is one of the most important tools in our assessment plan because it tells us what we are doing right and where we need to improve. If you have problems accessing the survey directly from this link, please copy and paste the link in your web browser. Thanks!
Paul Parsons, Dean
Brian Williams, Trey Wingo
join school's advisory board
Brian Williams of NBC News is the new chair of the School of Communications Advisory Board. Williams is an Elon parent who has become active in the life of the school.
ESPN's Trey Wingo, host of "NFL Live" and "SportsCenter," is a new member of the school's advisory board. Wingo also is an Elon parent.
Fellows relish a Sundance experience
Every winter more than 600 Elon students pack their bags and head to exciting locations throughout the world to study abroad. This year 22 students got a taste of a different culture: the entertainment industry.
In January, a group of Communications Fellows attended the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where they viewed films, interviewed filmmakers and volunteered to work at screenings. Read more ...
Paul Parsons named national Administrator of the Year
Dean Paul Parsons has been named the 2010 national Journalism and Mass Communication Administrator of the Year. The honor was announced March 18 by the Scripps Howard Foundation in conjunction with the Assocation for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
"This is an honor to be shared. In so many ways, outstanding faculty, staff and students make the dean," Parsons said. Read more ...
Elon students take advantage
of a '60 Minutes' semester
The School of Communications is offering students a special class this semester called "The 60 Minutes Master Class." During spring break, many students in the class went to New York City, where they met with on-air talent and producers at CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX. One of the outcomes of the course will be a student production titled "30 Minutes," because, as Associate Professor Rich Landesberg put it, "we hope it's half as good as the real show." Read more ...
Janna Anderson: Internet savvy
Associate Professor Janna Anderson has been on Elon's faculty for 12 years and is the founding director of the School's Imagining the Internet Center. Her research on the Internet allows her to give students some incredible opportunities. For instance, a group of students accompanied her to the Internet Governance Forum in Egypt in 2009, and Elon also sent students to the 2010 conference in Lithuania. It is the type of experiential learning that Anderson tries to incorporate. Read more ...
Four faculty collaborate
on digital media textbook
When Associate Professor Brooke Barnett tried to find a textbook for her Digital Media Convergence class, she could not find one that she thought was a perfect fit. The class covers photography, videography, editing, web design and basic visual storytelling practices. She and colleagues David Copeland, Harlen Makemson and Phillip Motley remedied that problem by publishing An Introduction to Visual Theory and Practice in the Digital Age this spring. Read more ...
Elon students make finals in
Sprite Refreshing Films contest
Elon seniors Josh Chagani and Kristin Genszler are among six students nationwide to have their original screenplays selected to be produced and filmed as part of the Sprite Refreshing Films contest. Trailers for both their films will be screened at 20,000 theaters across the United States. The trailers will direct viewers to the Sprite Refreshing Films website to view the film in its entirety. Eleven additional Elon students were also selected to serve as staff interns. Read more ...
Phillipe Charles '06 receives
two regional Emmy awards
Phillipe Charles '06, a creative services producer at FOX 50, an affiliate of WRAL-TV in Durham, N.C., received two Emmy awards at the 25th annual MidSouth Regional Emmy Awards in January. Charles' team was recognized for its coverage of the 2010 Duke men's basketball national championship and the aftermath of the January 2010 Haiti earthquake; Charles served as a video editor for both projects. Read more ...
Alumni offer career advice on panel
Four School of Communications alumni participated in a career services event in February. The panelists were: Julie Marateck '03, communications coordinator for the High Museum of Art in Atlanta; Eric Hall '05, producer for CNN in Atlanta; Laura Ward '10, post production coordinator for National Geographic in Washington, D.C.; and Ryan Sweeney '10, monitoring and metrics specialist for Ignite Social Media in Cary, N.C. Read more ...