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BEA2020 | David Bianculli will interview
“The Good Place” Creator Mike Schur
Sunday, April 19th | 12:30-1:30 pm

BEA’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)

Deadline To Apply: March 1

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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

David Bianculli will interview "The Good Place" Creator Mike Schur @BEA2020

Sunday, April 19th | 12:30-1:30 pm

As the creator/showrunner of NBC’s “The Good Place,” Schur has used comedy as a vehicle to explore ethics and philosophy, earning the show a Peabody Award and six Emmy nominations. He started his career as a writer on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” where he faced the daunting challenge of taking charge of “Weekend Update” immediately after the 9/11 attacks. He went on to serve as a writer-producer on NBC’s “The Office” and as co-creator of the NBC series “Parks and Recreation” (with Greg Daniels), which ran for seven seasons, and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (with Daniel J. Goor), just renewed for a seventh season after its move from Fox in 2018. In March, Schur signed a new deal to remain at longtime home Universal Television.

David Bianculli is a TV Critic for NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, a professor of TV and film at Rowan University, and also the founder and editor of the website,

Call for BEA Convention Program Chair

Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

For over 60 years, the Broadcast Education Association has been an association of university professors and industry professionals who teach and prepare students for professions in broadcasting and related emerging technologies.

BEA seeks applicants for the next Convention Program Chair.  The chair will be selected in April 2020.  The 3-year term as chair is from May 2020 through April 2023, and covers the following conventions: BEA2021, BEA2022 and BEA2023.   The incoming chair will begin working with the previous chair, executive director and staff in May 2020 to learn the mechanics of the position.  The former and new chairs will work together to accomplish a seamless transition. Read More…

Dr. Marjorie Yambor Signature Station Award Winners Announced

The competition invited submissions of superior protocol and practices at student-run, faculty-advised college radio and television stations.  The main mission is to identify and impart areas of excellence in the hands-on facilitation of station functions such as philosophical engagement, community involvement, programming arrangement, branding/logo development, student management, volunteer recruitment, and broadcast equipment. Read More…

New Executive Committee Elected at BEA's Fall Board Meeting

Congratulations to the newly elected executive committee of the BEA Board of Directors. The following individuals will start their terms at the end of BEA’s annual convention.

President – Vic Costello, Elon University
Vice President for Academic Relations – Stacey Irwin, Millersville University of PA
Vice President for Industry Relations – Christine H. Merritt, Ohio Association of Broadcasters
Secretary-Treasurer – Kim Fox, American University in Cairo

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: March 1st for all three editorial calls

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