Monthly Archives: September 2013

Bloomberg News managing editor Tim Franklin speaks to Elon reporting class, shares powerful insight with students

Connor Cavanaugh The saying goes, history is written by the victors. Now, in the twenty-first century, history is written by anyone with a computer and a smartphone. “This is a job where you are a witness to history,” said Tim … Continue reading

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Elon University’s Colonnades Dining Hall receives low B on sanitation score

Connor Cavanaugh Imagine you are handed back a test and you have received an 82. You may be content, but it isn’t something you would want to put on the refrigerator. Elon University’s Colonnades dining hall received a sanitation score … Continue reading

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America’s Best: Chapter 5

Connor Cavanaugh             Business and explanatory journalism has the potential to be just as entertaining as other forms of journalism, but only if the writer uses techniques that engage the reader, and make them want to keep reading your piece. … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Taylor Branch to speak at Elon University

By Connor Cavanaugh In an effort to shed light on an important and volatile time in our countries history, Elon University is bringing author and historian Taylor Branch to speak at Elon University’s McCrary Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at … Continue reading

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Elon Alum Scott McCrary shares wisdom with reporting class

By: Connor Cavanaugh “Stay calm.” These are just two of the many words of wisdom Scott McCrary shared with an Elon reporting class on Wednesday, September 18th in the school of communications. “When you are first covering breaking news, stay … Continue reading

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‘Drum Wars’ Waged at Elon

By Connor Cavanaugh “It’s pronounced ‘A-puh-see,’”said Carmine. “My brother is an idiot, it’s pronounced ‘A-peace,’”said Vinny. On Thursday, September 12th, brothers Vinny and Carmine Appice brought their legendary drumming prowess to Elon University’s McCrary Theater for a night filled with … Continue reading

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Lee Rainie Speaks to Elon Communications Students About the Future of the Internet and Social Media

By: Connor Cavanaugh “Sewing enlightenment” is how Lee Rainie described his job as the director of Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project when he spoke in front of a reporting class at Elon University on September 13th. “Much … Continue reading

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