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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: ​Working-class white voters aren’t the only group that needs media coverage

Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that the media has ignored the concerns of other voting blocs in their recent political coverage. 

Ghoshal interviewed for FOX8 report on societal tipping points

Raj Ghoshal, assistant professor of sociology, offered his insights to reporter Bob Buckley for a recent segment on when societies reach the point that they call for social change. 

News & Record article highlights anatomical gift program at Elon

The Jan. 2 article provided an overview that the innovative program is having on the education of students in the School of Health Sciences. 

Vandermast featured in Times-News article about poinsettias

David Vandermast, associate professor of biology, shared his insights about the plant that becomes particularly popular during the holiday season. 

Kiplinger names Elon University one of the nation’s “Best College Values” for 2018

Elon ranks among the top 40 universities that combine academic excellence and affordability.


Report on holiday shopping season cites Sheridan

Brandon Sheridan, assistant professor of economics, provided insight for a recent article in The Times-News of Burlington about holiday retail sales. 


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