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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

Hlavaty offers tips for navigating the stock market in Business North Carolina column

Greg Hlavaty is a lecturer in English in Elon and an amateur investor who has written for Arts and Letters, Bird Watchers Digest, Our State and other publications. 

The Conversation: Educating children in Guatemala before they decide to migrate to the U.S. border

Assistant Professor of Human Service Studies Carmen Monico writes about her Fulbright research into the root causes of migration for at-risk youth in Latin America and the programs designed to keep them home. 

Elon student interning at U.K. Parliament shares thoughts about recent London attack

Honors Fellow Stefanie Milovic '19, an event coordination and public relations major, is interning this semester at under Member of Parliament Ben Howlett. 

Husser weighs in for WXII report on campaign spending

Jason Husser is an assistant professor of political science and the director of the Elon University Poll. 

In My Words: History shows ‘alternative facts’ journalism can have real consequences

Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, recently published a column in regional newspapers about the impact of "alternative facts" on journalism. 

The Conversation: Why we should not know our own passwords

Elon Computing Sciences Professor Megan Squire writes about the technology behind protecting digital privacy. 

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