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Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media: Special Issue Call for Papers

Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media will publish a special issue on “Chinese Electronic Media:  Social Evolution and Social Change in the Digital Information Age.” The idea has been in the works for a few years as a result of annual academic exchanges between BEA and its Chinese counterpart, the Broadcast & New Media Research Association of China (BNMR), and in recognition of the special characteristics of broadcasting and electronic media in China. We welcome submissions on all topics focusing on Chinese electronic media, broadly defined to include greater China. Submissions are open to papers outside the two associations. Read More…


Dr. August E. (“Augie”) Grant has been named the Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) winner

According to Vic Costello, BEA’s Vice President for Academic Relations and chair of the 2020 DESA selection committee, Augie Grant spent much of his 35 year career as a broadcast educator creating opportunities for others in the academy—”encouraging media scholars to collaborate on research and creative works and to come together to share and learn from one another.” As editor of more than 20 books on journalism and technology, he created publishing opportunities for more than 100 faculty authors.  Read Full Release…  

Matthew D. Bunker has been awarded Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship Award

Matthew D. Bunker, Reese Phifer Professor of Journalism Emeritusthe University of Alabama, has been awarded the 2020 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship Award. 

Matthew D. Bunker’s research interests include First Amendment theory and doctrine, defamation, and intellectual property law.  He is the author of three books, including the award-winning “Critiquing Free Speech:  First Amendment Theory and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity.” He has published numerous academic articles in such journals as the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, Communication Law and Policy, Duke Law and Technology Review, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, and the UCLA Entertainment Law Review.   Read Full Release…

Call for BEA Student Media Club Chair Application Deadline: March 27, 2020

BEA seeks applicants for a Student Media Club Chair.  The chair will be selected in April 2020.  The 3-year term as chair is from May 2020 through April 2023.   The incoming chair will begin working with the executive director and staff in May 2020 to learn the mechanics of the position. Full Call…

BEA Publication’s Committee Seek New Editors

The Broadcast Education Association’s Publications Committee seeks applications for the next editors of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media (JoBEM), the Journal of Radio & Audio Media (JRAM), and the Journal of Media Education (JOME). The new editors will be selected in April 2020, at the BEA Publications Committee meeting following interviews during BEA’s convention in Las Vegas, NV. The editorial terms are for three years, but the Editor-Elect should be in place by May 1, 2020 in order to begin reviewing new manuscripts and learning the mechanics of the editorial position.

Deadline Extended: April 1st for all three editorial calls

Congratulations to this year's Disrupt The News Competition winners.

In partnership with, teams of student journalists were challenged to develop unique ways of presenting traditional and non-traditional new formats by using new platforms and inventive video techniques. Blow it up.  Deconstruct it.  And then…create, produce and re-package news content they want to watch.
First Place:
California State University Fullerton
: Lo Que Esta Trending by Al Dia
Faculty Advisor: Jesus Ayala

Second Place:
Syracuse University
: Hyperlink the News
Faculty Advisor: Keren Henderson

Third Place:
University of North Florida
: Inside Swoop
Faculty Advisor: Kenneth Thomas

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