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BEA's First Annual Ranking of Schools

BEA released the first annual rankings of schools based on the creative achievement of their students. The rankings are founded on the results from the BEA Festival of Media Arts from the past five years. The rankings are not an overall evaluation of an academic program, but an evaluation of the quality and consistency of students’ creative works produced at one institution compared to those at other institutions. Click here for the rankings.

2024 BEA Research Symposium Call for Proposals

The BEA Research Committee is inviting proposals for the 2024 BEA Research Symposium and subsequent Research Series Edited Volume. Past symposia and related research books have included such topics as political media, gaming, crisis communication, sport media, big data, streaming media, and health communication. “Diversity and Media,” chaired by Travis Dixon (University of Illinois) and Dana Mastro (UC Santa Barbara), is the symposium topic for 2023. Read More…

2022 Recognition of Institutional Excellence in Media

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is pleased to announce the first annual rankings of schools based on the creative achievement of their students. The rankings are founded on the results from the BEA Festival of Media Arts. The BEA Festival is the preeminent international media competition focused on student and faculty creative endeavors. In the last five years alone, over 5,000 student creative works were submitted from BEA’s more than 300 member institutions around the globe. Entries go through a blind-juried review in the following competitions: Audio, Documentary, Film & Video, Interactive Multimedia & Emerging Technologies, News, Scriptwriting, and Sports.

The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Presents the 2022 Broadcast Historian Award to Univision, Telemundo and the Rise of Spanish-Language Television in the United States, by Craig Allen

The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) is pleased to announce the winner of its 2022 Broadcast Historian Award is Craig Allen, Arizona State University, for his book, Univision, Telemundo and the Rise of Spanish-Language Television in the United States. The book is the first comprehensive history of U.S. Spanish-language television.  Drawing from ten years of archival research, original interviews, and exploration, it reveals the inside story behind the Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo, how they fought enormous odds, and finally rose as giants of mass communication in the English-speaking United States.  The book argues that scholars’ study and understanding only of English-language television has hidden a key dimension of U.S. mass media, that they are extensively and endemically internationalized.  Much of the book traces the rise of Mexican broadcast pioneer Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta, who founded Univision as the U.S.’s fourth television network only a few years after the beginning of TV on ABC, CBS, and NBC. Read more…

The Leibner Cooper Grant for Creative Productions on the History of Media awarded to Ben Bogardus

The Leibner Cooper Grant for Creative Productions on the History of Media has been awarded to Ben Bogardus for his documentary podcast project, Reporting on 9/11.
Ben Bogardus is an associate professor of Journalism at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Bogardus teaches various courses in broadcast and digital journalism, including broadcast news writing, reporting for
television, podcasting and journalism ethics. Before joining the Quinnipiac faculty in 2010, Professor Bogardus worked as a major-market local television news producer.

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