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Who we are

Elon News Network is Elon University’s award-winning student news organization. A staff of nearly 100 members produce content for ENN for broadcast, online and print. Our audience of more than 10,000 includes Elon’s undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff administrators, the Elon School of Law, parents and members of the surrounding community.

If you are interested in having your message heard, please download the Elon News Network Rate Card or see details below including policies, rate information and a publication calendar. Elon News Network does not offer opportunities for follow/sponsored links, guest posts, native advertising or advertorials. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to working with you.

If you have any questions please contact or download an advertising contract to get started.

Advertising opportunities

The Pendulum

With a weekly circulation of 1,500, Elon’s only student newspaper, The Pendulum, is distributed every Wednesday to more than 15 high-traffic areas on campus and in the town of Elon.

Pendulum advertising sizes and rates for 2022-2023.

The Pendulum offers free ad design and assistance services to all clients. Deadline for ad design request is two weeks prior to insertion. Ad proofs will be emailed one week prior to the publication date, with revisions due the Friday prior to publication.

Online advertising opportunities for for 2022-2023. is updated daily with the latest stories and videos relevant to the Elon community. It serves nearly 70,000 page views per month.

To maximize our clients’ visibility, only one advertisement is placed on each page on When more than one client has reserved space at the same time, advertisements display in rotation.

The same advertising size — a medium rectangle — appears on all pages, both on desktop and mobile versions of the website.

Production services are available at no cost to you. Please provide one-week notice for design services.

  • Design dimensions: 600 x 500 pixels
  • Display dimensions: 300 x 250 pixels
  • Cost: $15 per 1,000 impressions (CPM)

Elon Local News

Elon Local News produces a live 30-minute evening show Mondays at 6 p.m. and a 15-minute ELN Morning show Thursdays at 10 a.m. Both shows, as well as our our Tuesday On Air online exclusive, are distributed to our 10,000 fans and followers on Facebook Live and YouTube.

  • Monday Evening News / $150 per week: 30-second spot runs during all three commercial breaks
  • Thursday Morning Show / $150 per week: 30-second spot runs during both commercial breaks
  • Tuesday ENN On-Air / $150 per week: 30-second preroll on video posted to YouTube and Facebook

For clients without a pre-produced commercial, Elon News Network can provide student production services at a discounted rate of $400. Use of production services requires a 12-show purchase commitment and includes:

  • 2 hours of taping
  • One camera with light
  • Production review with one-time revision
  • Final product delivered as .MP4 file

Publication schedule

Elon News Network publication schedule for the 2022-2023 academic year.


Elon News Network is pleased to offer discounts for nonprofit and student organization advertising buys. Only one discount may be applied to each contract.

Acceptable submitted formats

Display advertisements should be created to the actual dimensions listed on this rate card and be at a resolution no lower than 300 dpi. The Pendulum and will accept publish-ready ads in the following formats: .TIFF, .PSD, .PDF, .JPG, .PNG.

Elon Local News will accept 30-second, air-ready ads in the following specifications:

  • MPEG-4 file format, H.264 encoding
  • 1920x1080 frame size (16:9)
  • 29.97 (1080i) frame rate

Digital files should be limited to 2GB and can be provided through cloud storage or a hard drive.


Contracts will be invoiced and billed after an advertisement’s initial run and due 30 days upon receipt. Payment can be paid by check payable and mailed to Elon News Network, 2855 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244. Invoices can also be paid online with a credit or debit card at Campus organizations must supply Elon News Network with the appropriate account number for a funds transfer. Pendulum advertisers do not receive tearsheets, but digital versions of the publication are available for viewing at

Advertising policy

Elon News Network will not print unethical, misleading or offensive advertising. Elon News Network will not knowingly accept advertising that discriminates on the basis of sex, age, gender, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation or physical disability. Advertisements for products, services or promotions that are illegal in the state of North Carolina will also be rejected. Elon News Network reserves the right to edit, cancel or decline any advertising. If an advertisement is declined or canceled, all material and/or payment will be returned to the client.

Publisher’s clause

By issuance of this rate card, the Elon News Network offers, subject to the terms and conditions herein, to accept insertion orders for advertising, and by their tendering such insertion order the advertiser or agency shall indemnify and hold Elon News Network, its employees, agents, and its subcontractors free and harmless from any expenses, damages, and costs resulting in any way from compliance with the insertion order (including, but not by way of limitation, from claims or libel, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement or otherwise). Elon News Network reserves the right in its sole discretion to discontinue publication at any time with or without notice, or to defer or cancel the production, broadcast, publication, or circulation of for any reason. Elon News Network’s sole obligation as to any failure or default on its part shall be limited to a refund of its charges, which may have been paid to it or, as its option, to publish the tendered advertising in the next available issue or broadcast.