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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

Aiken’s research studies whether politicians’ investments line up with their political beliefs

Adam Aiken, assistant professor of finance, partnered with research colleagues at N.C. State University and Heriot-Watt University to study the investments of members of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate from 2004 to 2012.

Megan Squire offers insights into online extremism in the wake of El Paso shooting

A professor of computer science, Squire has extensively examined the connections that extremists and hate groups make online.

Rolling Stone article on conspiracy-driven domestic terrorism includes insights from Stansberry

Kathleen Stansberry, assistant professor of strategic communications, offered analysis about the danger that comes with the spread of conspiracy theories, particularly on social media. 

Husser cited in article about impact of 2017 tax cuts on states won by Trump

The article from McClatchy's Washington Bureau found that most of the states that President Donald Trump won in 2016 fared better than the national average. 

In My Words: The wrong way to fix social media

In this opinion column published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Elon Law Associate Dean and Professor Enrique Armijo writes about moderating content on the internet. 

In My Words: On July 20, 1969, the earth orbited the moon

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Communications Tom Nelson recalls his experience watching the moon landing 50 years. ago. The column was published in The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Va.


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