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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

Sheridan’s research on social media platforms as teaching tools highlighted in BizEd magazine

The article discusses a study by Assistant Professor Brandon Sheridan that explored the perceptions of economics faculty members regarding the use of social media platforms for instruction.

Schar Center: New website showcases Elon's new convocation center

The website offers an overview of Elon's new convocation center with a live construction cam detailing work on the 160,000-square-foot center and the latest news. 

The Conversation: Why we choose terrible passwords, and how to fix them

Megan Squire, professor of computing sciences, writes about the problems with passwords like "12345" and "qwerty" as World Password Day approaches. 

ELON POLL: N.C. voters oppose war with North Korea, split on further military action in Syria

N.C. voters also weighed in on whether the U.S. should accept refugees from Syria and the benefits of global economic engagement.

Elon Poll finds voters frown on Trump's tweets, split on his media claims

The Elon University Poll surveyed more than 500 N.C. voters about whether they viewed the president's use of Twitter as appropriate, and his claim that the media is the "enemy of the American people."

Erdmann featured in article that asks 'where did all the saxophones go?'

Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann is a featured expert quoted extensively in an article on the history of saxophone use in pop music just published in "The Outline."

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