Staff and Elon Leadership

The NC Local News Workshop is housed at the Elon University School of Communications and is led by Executive Director Shannan Bowen. The initiative is funded by the NC Local News Lab Fund at the NC Community Foundation.

Rochelle Ford, dean of the School of Communications, and Lizzy Hazeltine, fund coordinator for the NC Local News Lab Fund, outlined the Workshop’s launch during the Center for Cooperative Media’s Collaborative Journalism Virtual Summit.

Rochelle Ford
Dean, School of Communications
Schar Hall – Communications Bld 108A
2850 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-5724
rford9@elon.edu

Shannan Bowen
Executive Director, NC Local News Workshop
Schar Hall – Communications Bld 108F
2850 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
sbowen5@elon.edu

Melanie Sill
Founding Executive Director, NC Local News Workshop
Schar Hall – Communications Bld 202A
2850 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-5738
msill@elon.edu

Anthony Hatcher
Chair & Professor, Journalism Department
Schar Hall – Communications Bld 210E
2850 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-5774
ahatcher@elon.edu


Eric Frederick
Eric Frederick

Eric Frederick
Editor, NC Local newsletter

Eric has been a professional journalist for nearly four decades, all of it in North Carolina. A UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, he worked for more than 35 years at The News & Observer in Raleigh in editing, reporting and senior leadership roles focused on news, audience and strategy. He is now the news and audience editor for EducationNC and a freelance writer.

nclocal@elon.edu