Artist-turned-journalist uses drawings for political dissent, capturing stories

By Christina Elias For artist and journalist Molly Crabapple, art has given her a voice in a world overloaded with messages from all directions. Crabapple spoke at Elon University Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the LaRose Digital Theatre in Koury Business Center.  During her presentation, “The Connection Between Art and Politics,” she touched on … Continue reading Artist-turned-journalist uses drawings for political dissent, capturing stories

Journalist warns of dangers, bleak future of little-known sand industry

Multimedia reporting by Christina Elias Freelance journalist Vince Beiser has been traveling the world and dodging mafias on a mission to find sand. During his visit to Elon University Feb. 27, he spoke to students about the investigative work he's been doing in various parts of the world to uncover the mega-industry that has been … Continue reading Journalist warns of dangers, bleak future of little-known sand industry

America’s Best: Business Reporting and Explanatory Journalism

By Christina Elias The subject of a story isn't the only determining factor of whether it's interesting or not – in Chapter 5 of America's Best Newspaper Writing, the authors highlight creative writing in categories (like business) that readers would typically toss aside as boring. For example, great examples of creative reporting can be found on … Continue reading America’s Best: Business Reporting and Explanatory Journalism

Elon Day perceptions vary across community

By Christina Elias Each spring, Elon University hosts Elon Day, a day to celebrate Elon's accomplishments and encourage alumni and community partners to donate to further initiatives. According to Keren Rivas, assistant director of alumni communications for University Communications, Elon Day began on the 125th anniversary of Elon's founding. The trend in recent years is … Continue reading Elon Day perceptions vary across community

America’s Best: The Profile and Feature Story

By Christina Elias While features and profiles originally began as content for people uninterested in business or politics, they have become staples of modern journalism. Features can vary from classic profiles of celebrities, highlighting interest people or shining a spotlight on big issues. Cynthia Gorney Gorney writes to her subjects' characters in her profile of … Continue reading America’s Best: The Profile and Feature Story

Elon community responds to president’s resignation

By Christina Elias President Leo Lambert has announced his plan to step down, launching a yearlong search for the ninth president of Elon University. Lambert made the announcement in an email to the Elon community around 8 a.m. Monday morning. His email included a video message about the transition that will happen over the next … Continue reading Elon community responds to president’s resignation

Spring Convocation to feature psychologist Daniel Gilbert

By Christina Elias Social psychologist Daniel Gilbert will headline Elon University’s Spring Convocation March 30. Gilbert is a professor at Harvard University and is known for his 2006 book “Stumbling on Happiness” and multiple TED Talks. According to Dan Anderson, vice president for university communications, Gilbert is “widely known for his research into having a … Continue reading Spring Convocation to feature psychologist Daniel Gilbert

High turnout, diverse crowd at mosque prayer vigil

Dozens from Burlington area attend to support Muslim community By Christina Elias People from throughout the Burlington area gathered at 7 p.m. Thursday night to participate in a prayer vigil at the local masjid, where attendees formed a circle around the mosque, holding votive candles to light up the chilly night. Before the vigil began, … Continue reading High turnout, diverse crowd at mosque prayer vigil

America’s Best: Local Reporting and Beats

By Christina Elias The next chapter in "America's Best Newspaper Writing" weighs the role of local reporting and beat assignments in journalism as a whole. It highlights writers who went beyond the bare minimum and went outside the box to creatively report their beat assignments. The writers featured in this chapter used creative means to … Continue reading America’s Best: Local Reporting and Beats