Third visit to North Carolina expected to be the best

ELON, N.C.– It’s my third trip to North Carolina in 2010.   But, I have to believe this one will be my best.   Instead of the mountains of Western North Carolina where I visited Asheville in June or the UNC-Chapel Hill about 30 minutes from here where I visited in March, I’m in an area in between Greensboro and Raleigh-Durham in a town that is part of the Alamance County.

They call it the town of Elon.  But, I think a lot of us know the area for the university that bears the same name (and actually pre-dates the establishment of the town)

Schools in the Southeastern region who are active in the Broadcast Education Association are meeting here this weekend for our “District II” Regional Conference.

This event has been in the works for more than two years.  Elon had offered to host the gathering a couple of years ago.   We finally made it.

While I had been to the Elon campus once before for a visit with a colleague in the Department of History and Geography ,  I was especially “EXCITED about Elon” this time.

A series of blog posts under the larger heading “Enjoying Elon”  follow that capture some of the highlights from this weekend’s conference.

Author: George Daniels

George L. Daniels is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Alabama. After spending eight years in the local television newsroom working as a producer at stations in Richmond, Virginia; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Atlanta, Georgia, Daniels moved from the newsroom to the classroom. He’s conducted research on diversity issues in the media workplace and change in the television newsroom as well as media convergence. Before going to work in television news, Daniels worked briefly as a freelance writer for The Richmond Free Press in his hometown of Richmond, Va.

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