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University Communications

News Bureau

The Elon University News Bureau serves as a liaison between the university and the news media. The News Bureau issues all news releases on behalf of the University and coordinates media requests to visit campus or interview professors and staff about their work. We serve as the primary content managers for the E-net! news Web site.


How to work with the News Bureau to arrange coverage

  1. Contact the office at least two weeks prior to a planned event. Waiting until the day of an event does not give reporters and editors enough time to plan for coverage.
  2. Know in advance the time, date and location of an activity for which you are seeking media coverage. Have ready the name and contact information for the person who will speak on behalf of the organization or office hosting the event.
  3. Feel free to suggest the names of publications that cover topics relevant to the research or event you want publicized.
  4. We can also assist faculty in placing opinion articles that deal with their research interests or class experiences. The News Bureau also provides training for television and radio interviews, and we distribute news alerts when a professor offers expertise on particular topics in the news spotlight.

Elon in the News

Elon University Chamber Orchestra praised in News & Record review

The largest daily newspaper in central North Carolina called the ensemble's fall concert a program "full of color and masterful playing" and lauded Professor Thomas Erdmann for his conducting.

Anthony Hatcher publishes article about WWII veteran on Huffington Post

The associate professor of communications interviewed 92-year-old J.C. Nethercutt, a WWII vet who was Hatcher's neighbor when he was growing up in eastern North Carolina. Nethercutt, who served as an ambulance driver in the Army, nearly died in a mishap a few days after landing on Normandy in 1944.

In My Words: Ben Bradlee's greatness was found in his commitment to the truth

Using stories from his own interactions with the journalistic legend, Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher authored a reflection for regional newspapers on the October death of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.

Elon celebrates National News Engagement Day

The School of Communications organized events that encouraged students, faculty and staff to interact with the news.

In My Words: U.S. has moral imperative to help children at the border

Elon University professors Mathew Gendle and Carmen Monico co-authored a newspaper guest column in which they argue U.S. actions played a role in the nation's southern border crisis and that all citizens have an obligation to aid children fleeing their homes in Central America.

In My Words: Coal ash legislation shows the political system can work

Associate Professor Dave Gammon gives credit in regional newspapers to North Carolina lawmakers who recently passed a law that helps prevent future coal ash spills like the one earlier this year that polluted the state's Dan River.

Contact:

Eric Townsend
Director, Elon University News Bureau
Truitt Hall 111
2030 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-7413
etownsend4@elon.edu
Dan Anderson
Vice President for University Communications
Truitt Hall 106
2030 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-7410
andersd@elon.edu
Philip Craft
Director of Communications - Elon University School of Law
Elon University School of Law 107M
2005 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-9333
pcraft@elon.edu