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Celebrate the 2024 BEA Festival of Media Arts Winners in Las Vegas this April!

Click here to see this year’s winners: Faculty  |  Student

Join us for #BEAvegas!

BEA’s annual convention – #BEAvegas – traditionally produces over 250 sessions on media pedagogy, collaborative networking events, hands-on technology workshops, research and creative scholarship and the Festival of Media Arts.  Join us in Las Vegas April 13-16, 2024.

BEA Festival of Media Arts
Winners Announced

Faculty  |  Student

Join Us For a Free Virtual Networking Mixer

Meet with broadcasters from different aspects of the business to learn about career opportunities. This online gathering will provide a casual environment for connecting with broadcasters from across the nation. Bring your questions and meet your future peers in broadcasting!

2024 DESA to Timothy J. Hudson, PhD

Tim Hudson, professor emeritus, Point Park University, has been named the 2024 Broadcast Education Association’s Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) winner. Hudson was an early designer and advocate of college programs in multi-platform journalism and multimedia production. Read more…

2024 BEA Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship to Michael D. Murray, Ph.D.

Michael D. “Mike” Murray, University of Missouri Board of Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus on the UM-St. Louis campus has been awarded the 2024 LAS. For over a half-century Murray has been a leader in program development and the initiation of new academic degrees in appointments he has held.  Read the full release.

BEA2024 Career Fair & Grad School Showcase

BEA is excited to host the 2024 industry-wide Career Fair on Tuesday, April 16th at NAB Show in Las Vegas. Partnering with us on this year’s event are the NAB, SMPTE, RTDNA, NABLF & RAB. The event offers high-quality job seekers of all levels a chance to meet with top media industry recruiters and grad school representatives.  Learn more…


Call for Papers: Revisiting Audience Engagement and the Relevance of Local Radio

Spotlight article call for The Journal of Radio and Audio Media

JRAM sponsors frequent symposia to address important topics relevant to the mission of the journal, but this call is for special Spotlight Articles, intended to start for the Fall 2024 issue. Podcasting is an important modern means of presenting content to an audience and is part of our overall current environment that also includes digital music options for the audience, all of which compete with local broadcast radio for audience attention and share. In addition to digital media competition, local radio today can be very automated and voice-tracked and ‘generic’ in terms of how it is presented locally. Read More…

View the BEA2024 Program!

Take a look at the research, panels, workshops and creative work on display at BEA’s annual convention.  Join us at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West Hall on April 13-16.

Click here to view the program.

BEA Festival of Media Arts Winners Announced

BEA’s international faculty and student digital media and broadcast competition, Over 300 participating schools and almost 1,900  entries were submitted this year.

Call for Papers: Radio in Anglophone and Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa

Guest Editors: Dr. Emma Heywood and Dr. Marie Fierens
The Journal of Radio and Audio Media
 (JRAM), the world’s premier radio research journal, is published semi-annually by the Broadcast Education Association. JRAM is dedicated to radio research and the new technology redefining radio’s traditional use.

With this in mind, a special bilingual issue (English and French) for the journal explores the importance of radio in a Sub-Saharan African context. Learn More… 

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