General research and research-in-progress submissions related to any area of media or media education, with particular emphasis on broadcasting or multi-platform will be accepted for the 2020 conference.

NEW this year…video abstracts….TELL us about your research. We’ll use the video to promote you and your research for On-Location.  A video using your smart phone is perfect, just upload the video when you submit your research. 

Media and Crisis Communication Mini-Symposium. The theme of the Mini-Symposium mirrors the topic of the national BEA Research Symposium that take place at BEA’s annual convention each spring in Las Vegas.  Our goals for the Mini-Symposium include promoting the national Symposium and expanding research opportunities about media and crisis communication at the regional level.  This year’s research symposium theme centers on the relationship between media and crisis communication.  The recent experience of COVID-19 and the needs for public health crisis communication has heightened the need to address this theme.

The mini-symposium gives accepted presenters the opportunity to gain valuable feedback before submitting their research paper in December for consideration for in the 2021 Research Symposium.  Click here to see information on the Research Symposium that takes place in April 2021.  


These paper competitions are BLIND REVIEWED, Do NOT include a cover page with author and contact information and remove ALL author information from internal pages. Judges need to blindly review your papers. Your paper information will be directly linked to your profile.

Completed research papers and research-in-progress must be submitted electronically. 

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2020

Notification of acceptance on or before August 1, 2020

Click here to submit your research.


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