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Media for all interests

Throughout the year, students produce a weekly student newspaper, air an FM radio station and produce content through ESTV (Elon Student Television) for campus distribution.

We strongly encourage our students to get involved in the student media, where they can write, edit and produce content that reaches a broad audience.

Student newspaper, The Pendulum:
The Pendulum Online - http://www.elon.edu/pendulum

The Pendulum is Elon's weekly, student-produced newspaper. It was founded in 1974. The publication is put out by 20editors and 50 to 100 other staffers, reporters, photographers and business/advertising workers. The paper's online and traditional versions cover major sports events, internationally recognized speakers, entertainment and the campus community. Editors are paid a small stipend for their work. Pendulum staff members have many opportunities to meet with professional editors and reporters and travel to attend national media conferences sponsored by Associated Collegiate Press, College Media Advisers and Columbia Scholastic Press. The group's adviser is Janna Anderson.

Elon Student Television:

Elon Student Television was created in 1992 by student Christopher Waters. Hundreds of students work in some capacity each year in the production of programming for ESTV. The group divides its programming into three categories: entertainment, news and sports. "Phoenix14 News" is Elon's live weekly newscast. Other programming includes game shows and serious talk shows. ESTV Sports covers football, basketball, baseball, soccer and softball with full-scale live broadcasts out of a remote-production truck. Elon Television produces "Touchdown Phoenix Football," a live-to-tape production. The group's adviser is Linda Lashendock.

Student radio, WSOE 89.3 FM:

Elon's student radio station celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2003. It has has a number of paid positions on its executive staff. Its signal reaches as far as Greensboro, N.C., to the west and Durham, N.C., to the east and is broadcast 24 hours a day. Select staff members attend such national conferences as the annual National Association of Broadcasters meetings and College Music Journal's annual Music Marathon. The group's adviser is Bryan Baker.

Student yearbook, Phi Psi Cli:

Elon's yearbook was founded in 1913, and is named for the first three literary societies on campus. It traditionally carries sections covering Student Life, People, Sports, Organizations, Arts and Academics and a Mini Mag. The fall 2002 edition is the 87th volume, and it covers the 2001-02 academic year. Its 192 pages will include 32 in color. The books are distributed free to students. The group currently employs eight student editors, and its adviser is Felicia Massey.

Student literary magazine, Colonnades:

The name of Elon's student literary society is taken from a common feature of Elon's campus architecture. The group prints two literary and art publications annually, including art, poetry, and fiction and non-fiction writing. The adviser for this organization is Kevin Boyle.

Student film organization, Cinelon:

Cinelon is a place at which people who enjoy films can come together to view and discuss them. Cinelon is also a networking organization to aid students who would like to contact alumni in the industry. It also serves as a support system for student filmmakers looking to fill crew positions for their films. Cinelon advances the study of films through practical experience and cooperative learning. The club is both a resource for student filmmakers and a source of motivation. The adviser for this organization is Michael Frontani.

Pendulum students produce content for a weekly newspaper and a web site.

Those involved with Elon Student Television (ESTV) produce a number of broadcast shows.

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School of Communications 
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E-mail: communications@elon.edu
Last Modified:  10/19/04
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