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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

Arts journal offers glowing review of Julie Celona-VanGorden recital

The Sept. 23 recital featured Celona-VanGorden, a soprano and adjunct assistant professor of music, accompanied by pianist Christy Wisuthseriwong. 

Education Dive highlights Elon's innovative visual transcript

The online education news outlet said the transcript gives Elon graduates "a distinct advantage in interviewing processes over competitors."

Elon political science professor featured in news report on debates, undecided voters

Carrie Eaves, assistant professor of political science, offered insights on how undecided voters are impacted by presidential debates. 

Elon's presidential debate watch party featured on National Public Radio

Hundreds of students gathered in Moseley Center on Sept. 26 to watch the first debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. 

Elon Law honors vice chair of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights with leadership award

The Hon. Patricia Timmons-Goodson, a former associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a federal district court judge, received Elon Law’s 2016 Leadership in the Law Award.

ELON POLL: Trump and Clinton virtually tied in NC with racial and gender gaps among likely voters

The survey of registered voters in North Carolina was conducted by the Elon University Poll from Sept. 12 through Sept. 16. 

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