BEA2018 Research Symposium

The Golden Age of Data: Big Data and Media Analytics

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September 2017 President's Corner

During my 20 plus years of association with BEA I’ve been lucky enough to work in two districts (D5 and D2) with a history of active involvement in BEA governance. It’s in times like this, BEA election season, that I reflect on how my colleagues in District 5 encouraged every member in the district to stay actively involved in the organization through attendance at district meetings, active engagement with the district representative and by participating in the Board nomination and election process. So, as another election cycle begins, I want to encourage our members in four districts to get involved with the election process this year. Read More…

Read the New Issue of JoME

For the past five years we have been collaborating with the BEA Assessment Boot Camp to bring you the July Assessment Issue.  It seems we never run out of things to talk about when it comes to assessment…and that’s a good thing!  This issue continues that tradition with a special focus on the role of data collection and analysis in the assessment process.  The multifaceted dynamics of assessment can present a challenge to educators and administrators alike, but a serious commitment to student success can help to ensure any challenges can be overcome and the classroom experience enhanced for all concerned.

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 - Registration Now Open

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.

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Is there going to be a panel about how to teach what a commercial, advertising-based media really is?

I am reading a discussion board for an online class I teach called "Networks: Then and Now". I have been REALLY surprised about students views about 1.) how much they consume media, 2.) how they think it all should be free, 3.) that media content is forced on them by an unresponsive corporate/advertising force that has no interest in consumer interest/behavior.

They seem to think that media content is there to just serve some unnamed corporate interest and not the consumer.

How many programs have some required "Business of Media" core class? It is ironic that those students who enter this field will probably be part of the vast "capitalistic/ corporate media machine" in some way but, at least from these discussion board comments, they really don't understand how things work.

I try and tell my students that if they think media content is crap, it is because the majority of the consumers want that crap. If people loved Ballet, we would have a plethora of ballet channels. Maybe a basic "Media Capitalism 101" would be a good course for all media students to take.

Ok back to reading more comments about the apocalyptic/dystopian media . 🙂
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