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What an amazing time we had in Vegas.
From the Education Experiences to the Social Events in some upgraded locations.
#2017BEA is one to remember

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Carolyn A. Lin, PhD., University of Connecticut, New Editor of JoBEM

Carolyn A. Lin, PhD., Professor at the University of Connecticut will become the new editor of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, starting with the March, 2018 edition.

Professor Lin’s research focuses on how media, communication and information technologies influence the processes of social interaction at individual, social and cross-cultural levels.  In particular, she studies the effects of interfaces with digital media, online services, social networks, mobile communication and informatics on audience/user involvement, attitudes, emotions and actions. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others. Professor Lin is the recipient of a Distinguished Faculty Research Award.  She is the founder of the Communication Technology Division for the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. Read More…

BEA On-Location - Now Open for Submissions

As the premiere international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals, we are proud to offer 2017 BEA On-Location, a “Super-Regional” conference at Point Park University in Pittsburgh.  On-Location provides professional development with a series of hands-on training sessions, and an opportunity to promote academic scholarship through research and creative presentations and competitions.

May 2017 President's Corner

In my inaugural President’s Corner, I think it is fitting to mention BEA’s leadership team and some of our initiatives for the upcoming year. We have been working collectively to help BEA remain the premiere international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals, and it’s an honor to continue working with BEA’s leadership in my new role.

First, I want to thank everyone that attended and contributed to the success of #2017BEA.  We launched several new initiatives this year and they reinforced our mission and added valuable content to #2017BEA. Click here for more…

Radio Student Scholars Program

To best guide and encourage students toward and prepare them for successful careers in radio, over 100 college undergraduate and graduate students will be awarded registration scholarships to attend the 2017 Radio Show in Austin, September 5-8 and the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF)/Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Career Fair and Student Scholars Orientation on Tuesday, September 5.  The Radio Show is produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau and the National Association of Broadcasters.  All events will take place at the JW Marriott Austin in downtown Austin. Thanks to the support of 27 radio groups and associate businesses, students will attend the career fair, conference orientation and a series of special networking events, entertainment and educational content geared towards students.  In addition, students will be able to participate in the conference’s management, programming, sales, marketing, advertising, research, legal, technology and young professionals sessions.  Please scroll down to see the application requirements and timeline.


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It with with great sadness I share the following news about Gary Hanson... He was a member of our Publications Committee and it was a pleasure working with him. I'm grateful for his patience and intelligence, and will always be impressed at his incredible eye contact. One of those people you know are not only paying attention to everything - but processing it all - so you know you'll get a well thought out response...

Gary Hanson, beloved emeritus professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University, died on May 18, almost seven years after being diagnosed with cancer. Gary retired from Kent State in 2016 and was a favorite of students and alumni during his 18-year tenure in JMC. He taught Broadcast Beat Reporting – a make-it-or-break-it class for broadcast journalism majors that he fondly called, “the class you came to Kent State to take” – Reporting Public Affairs; Media, Power and Culture; and more.
He cherished the time he spent with students inside and outside of the classroom. As adviser of TV2, the student-run television station, from 1999 to 2008 and from 2015 until his retirement, he spent many late nights working with students in the newsroom, editing suites, studio and control room, as he molded them into professionals.
Gary also pioneered study abroad opportunities for journalism and mass communication students. With his wife LuEtt Hanson, emerita associate dean of the College of Communication and Information who also retired in 2016, and his friend and colleague Mitch McKenney, associate professor, he created the International Storytelling course, which takes students to different international destinations each spring to report and tell stories. Gary and LuEtt cherished the opportunity to share their love of travel with students; through International Storytelling, they were able to travel with more than 100 students to six countries and three continents.
In 2011, Gary earned Kent State’s most prestigious teaching honor, the Distinguished Teaching Award. Sponsored by the Alumni Association, the award is presented faculty members who demonstrate extraordinary teaching in the classroom and a devotion to touching students’ lives. In a nomination letter, a former student wrote, “I still hear (Gary’s) voice in my head every time I write a story.” Alumni working as reporters, anchors and producers across the country often echo that statement.
Just before he retired, Gary was named the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Edward L. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education, presented annually by the Electronic News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) to recognize significant and lasting contributions to the field in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. He accepted the award last August at the AEJMC National Convention in Minneapolis.
When reflecting on this honor, Gary shared some thoughts about his legacy in broadcast journalism education:
“If someone were to say, ‘What’s your legacy here?’, I would show them a big picture I that have of students at graduation. Knowing that I can go and point to various people on that board and I can tell you where they’re out doing good work in journalism and helping their communities understand the kinds of things they need to know, that’s extremely gratifying.”
JMC Director Thor Wasbotten reflected on Gary’s impact, “Gary was a mentor to me as well as a colleague and friend. He was a tremendously influential and effective teacher and provided service to all levels of our discipline and produced research that had national impact. Above all else, Gary accomplished all of this without compromising his principles and values of being compassionate, thoughtful, while maintaining the highest integrity and a genuine appreciation for others. We will miss him.”
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Sad News to Report. Gary Hanson, Kent State, lost his battle to cancer yesterday.
Gary Hanson, beloved emeritus professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University, died on May 18, almost seven years after being diagnosed with cancer. Gary retired from Kent State in 2016 and was a favorite of students and alumni during his 18-year tenure in JMC. He taught Broadcast Beat Reporting – a make-it-or-break-it class for broadcast journalism majors that he fondly called, “the class you came to Kent State to take” – Reporting Public Affairs; Media, Power and Culture; and more.
He cherished the time he spent with students inside and outside of the classroom. As adviser of TV2, the student-run television station, from 1999 to 2008 and from 2015 until his retirement, he spent many late nights working with students in the newsroom, editing suites, studio and control room, as he molded them into professionals.
Gary also pioneered study abroad opportunities for journalism and mass communication students. With his wife LuEtt Hanson, emerita associate dean of the College of Communication and Information who also retired in 2016, and his friend and colleague Mitch McKenney, associate professor, he created the International Storytelling course, which takes students to different international destinations each spring to report and tell stories. Gary and LuEtt cherished the opportunity to share their love of travel with students; through International Storytelling, they were able to travel with more than 100 students to six countries and three continents.
In 2011, Gary earned Kent State’s most prestigious teaching honor, the Distinguished Teaching Award. Sponsored by the Alumni Association, the award is presented faculty members who demonstrate extraordinary teaching in the classroom and a devotion to touching students’ lives. In a nomination letter, a former student wrote, “I still hear (Gary’s) voice in my head every time I write a story.” Alumni working as reporters, anchors and producers across the country often echo that statement.
Just before he retired, Gary was named the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Edward L. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education, presented annually by the Electronic News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) to recognize significant and lasting contributions to the field in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. He accepted the award last August at the AEJMC National Convention in Minneapolis.
When reflecting on this honor, Gary shared some thoughts about his legacy in broadcast journalism education:
“If someone were to say, ‘What’s your legacy here?’, I would show them a big picture I that have of students at graduation. Knowing that I can go and point to various people on that board and I can tell you where they’re out doing good work in journalism and helping their communities understand the kinds of things they need to know, that’s extremely gratifying.”
JMC Director Thor Wasbotten reflected on Gary’s impact, “Gary was a mentor to me as well as a colleague and friend. He was a tremendously influential and effective teacher and provided service to all levels of our discipline and produced research that had national impact. Above all else, Gary accomplished all of this without compromising his principles and values of being compassionate, thoughtful, while maintaining the highest integrity and a genuine appreciation for others. We will miss him.”
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