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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 moves to doctoral category in new Carnegie Classification

Elon joins a group of Doctoral/Professional Universities from across the country in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.


Voice of America segment on white nationalists features insights from Megan Squire

Squire, professor of computer science, has collected data about American right-wing groups and white nationalists who use the Russian VK social media platform. 

Elon Poll: N.C. residents most concerned about public shootings, terrorism and pedestrian safety 

The latest survey by the Elon University Poll conducted March 30-April 1, 2019, asked residents to weigh on a range of potential risks, asking them to say how unsafe each made them feel.

Elon announces $250 million Elon LEADS Campaign

The seven-year fundraising campaign is the largest in the university’s history, with a central focus on expanding financial support for students.

Paula Patch blogs about university labor issues for Inside Higher Ed
The posts by the senior lecturer in English explore university labor issues and include advice for how to talk to non-tenure-track faculty and creative ways to think about faculty hiring.


Ann Bullock featured in WFDD report on N.C. teacher shortages

Bullock, dean of the School of Education, talked with WFDD reporter Keri Brown for a segment on how the state is looking at ways to address the shortage. 


Eric Townsend
Director, Elon University News Bureau
Truitt Hall 111
2030 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-7413
Dan Anderson
Vice President for University Communications
Truitt Hall 106
2030 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-7410
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