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Student success

The School of Communications is a place of engaged learning for 1,200 students majoring in Journalism, Strategic Communications, Cinema & Television Arts, Communication Design, Media Analytics, and Sport & Event Management.

 

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Highest benchmark

The School of Communications is nationally accredited, along with only 17 other communications programs at private universities across the United States. ACEJMC accreditation is the highest benchmark of program quality in journalism and communications.

Terrific faculty

Terrific Faculty

Our 60 faculty members have vast professional experience, including a Pulitzer Prize recipient. Class sizes are kept small so that students and teachers get to know each other quickly and work together closely.

 

Student media

Student media

Elon students produce outstanding work—winner of the collegiate Emmy for best student television newscast, national winner for best multimedia news, first place in national film competitions, national public relations case study champion.

 

Student research

Student Research

Our students analyze the important roles of media and communications in society. We publish the nation’s only undergraduate journal in the discipline – the Elon Journal of Undergraduate Research in Communications.

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National leaders

Brian Williams of MSNBC serves on our National Advisory Board, which provides professional expertise to the faculty, internship and career networking to students, and program support to the school.

 

Quality Internships

All students complete a professional internship before graduation. Our internship director guides Communications students into the workplace, and the school has a career services professional to help students in their transition to life after Elon.

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Outstanding facilities

Students spend a lot of time in the communications school, and they appreciate our excellent facilities and technology. Take a video tour here, and we hope to see you on campus for a personal tour.

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News

Intern Insider: Sarah Wood’s study abroad experience in South Africa leads to interview with grandson of Nelson Mandela

The senior journalism and international & global studies major completed the interview as an intern with Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

USA Today publishes Elon alumna’s reporting project on campus sexual assault

Kate Murphy ’15, a higher education reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer, and her colleague spent nearly a year examining the many elements and perspectives surrounding the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. Their findings were published on Aug. 6 on the front page of USA Today and an extensive video series is available online at sextalk.usatoday.com.

Lights, camera, action: alumni cast in same movie

The movie industry might seem vast, but for Paige Hullett ’16 and John Henry Ward ’17 it has gotten a little bit smaller as they have both been cast in Karen Maine’s “ Yes, God, Yes.”

Stephanie Hays ’18, Alex Toma ’20 recognized in collegiate design competition

The Elon alumna and rising junior collected four honors, including two first-place awards, in the national Michigan State University Design Contest for College Students.

Intern Insider: Meagan Gitelman ’19 leveraged Elon connections to land two LA internships

The senior is working at Young Hollywood and AfterBuzz TV where she’s putting into practice skills she gained from courses, Elon News Network and “ETalk.”

Elon announces 2018 Alumni Award winners

Five outstanding alumni will be honored at Homecoming Weekend 2018 for their professional success, community engagement and loyal support of Elon.

Diego Pineda ’19 calls NAHJ student project ‘an experience like no other’

The journalism major attended the 2018 National Association of Hispanic Journalists Conference in Miami, working in tandem with professional journalists and fellow Latinx students covering the four-day convention.

Intern Insider: Elon senior lands Cup-worthy internship with Caps

Lifelong Washington Capitals fan Anna McMahon '19 started her internship with the team not long after the franchise hoisted hockey’s ultimate prize.

Jacob LaPlante ’17 reflects on his World Cup experience, six-week work trip to Russia

The animator for NBC Sports Group and avid soccer fan called his time abroad “a dream come true,” enjoying the globe’s most celebrated soccer tournament up close.

Students, mentors dive deep during Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

More than 50 Elon undergraduates were joined by several from other colleges and universities participated this summer in SURE, one of Elon's signature undergraduate research opportunities.