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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

College Consensus ranks Elon among the nation's top universities

The 2019 ranking places Elon #68 among nearly 1,100 four-year colleges and universities, based on aggregate scores of student reviews and the leading college ranking publications.

Reveal podcast features Squire's insights on online extremism

The podcast from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX focuses on how hate groups are finding ways to remain online despite crackdowns. 

Squire quoted in Buzzfeed News article about white nationalist groups of Facebook

Megan Squire, professor of computing sciences, offered insights for the article that focused on the use of Facebook by white nationalist, white supremacist and other hate groups. 

Harris offers insight for WalletHub article on credit cards

The article featured expert analysis from Chris Harris, assistant professor of finance, about credit card rewards programs.

In My Words: Opposing Anti-Choice Legislation Isn’t a Violation of Religious Freedom, It’s an Expression of It

In this column published by Rewire News, Professor of Religious Studies Rebecca Todd Peters writes about the religious freedom issues at stake in the abortion debate. 

NBC News report on domestic extremists cites Squire

Megan Squire, professor of computer science, was among those featured in the piece who are tracking domestic terrorism online. 


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