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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 Poll director offers insights for national article on WikiLeaks email dump

Jason Husser, assistant professor of political science and the director of the Elon University Poll, was interviewed by members of McClatchy's Washington Bureau.

The Conversation: Algorithms might be everywhere, but like us, they're deeply flawed

Social media has revolutionised how we communicate. This article by Elon Professor Jonathan Albright is part of a series of articles published by The Conversation that looks at how it has changed the media, politics, health, education and the law.


The Conversation: Here's what happens when you like a brand on Facebook

Elon's Alisha Horky and fellow researcher Mark Pelletier of Radford University write about what it means to like a brand on Facebook. This article was originally published in The Conversation.

Elon University Poll results generate national media coverage

The results of the second Elon University Poll of the fall season were released on Tuesday, Oct. 4. 

Elon Law dean offers media insight on judicial elections

An Oct. 10, 2016, article in the News & Record of Greensboro focused on five contested District Court seats in Guilford County and how voters should evaluate candidates. 

ELON POLL: Clinton jumps to new lead in N.C., Cooper ahead of McCrory

The survey of likely N.C. voters is the second this fall, and relies upon Elon students as live interviewers of hundreds of voters.


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