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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 earns top national marks in study abroad, career services and more in 2019 Princeton Review college guide

“The Best 384 Colleges” guide ranks Elon University as the #2 “best-run” college in the country.

 

In My Words: Trusting women to make abortion decisions is a Christian norm

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Religious Studies Rebecca Todd Peters writes about the moral decisions that women make about their families. 

The Conversation: How free should speech on campus be?

In this piece written for The Conversation, President Connie Ledoux Book joins the presidents of the University of Washington and Bowdoin College in reflecting how free speech should be treated on college campuses. 

Mashable article on impact of 'horrible news' on civic engagement features Usry

Kaye Usry, instructor in political science and policy studies, drew from her research into how personal trauma may impact political and civic involvement.

Elon's Loy Farm offers chance for Alamance students to 'discover science'

Students with Alamance-Burlington School System recently spent the day at Loy Farm as part of a National Science Foundation-funded camp. 

Gammon's mockingbird research featured in howstuffworks.com

Dave Gammon, associate professor in Elon's biology department, had his research in vocal mimicry featured within a popular science article on howstuffworks.com

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