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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

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.

Elon Poll: Hagan leads Tillis with wide gender gap among likely voters

Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holds a small edge in a bid to retain her seat this fall against challenger Thom Tillis, speaker of North Carolina's House of Representatives and one of the state's most powerful Republican leaders.

Faculty Media Relations: Opportunities for Civic Engagement - Nov. 11

Elon faculty experts can contribute to the institution, their disciplines and the broader community through working with the media.

In My Words: Does nudity upset you? Cover your eyes and don’t subscribe

Associate Professor Prudence Layne writes in a recent newspaper column about public nudity and the cultural double standards Americans must confront pertaining to breasts.

In My Words: Retelling the past is harder than you think

A new James Brown biopic gives Associate Professor Naeemah Clark an opportunity to reflect on her own research into "Soul Brother No. 1" on the opinion pages of several regional newspapers.

In My Words: The numbers on mental health

Following the suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams, Assistant Professor Jason Husser examines survey data on American attitudes toward mental health and calls for more efforts to be made to remove the stigma of depression.

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