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BEA’s Creative Competition for Faculty & Students
Over $15,000 awarded from the King Family Foundation


The Leibner Cooper Grant for Creative Productions on the History of Media


Annually, a $2,500 grant will be awarded to a faculty member who is producing a documentary, news story, multimedia project or sports production focused on historical issues, figures and/or events related to media.

Graduate School Showcase

We are introducing a new event in Las Vegas this year! BEA2018 is hosting a Graduate School Showcase on Tuesday, April 10 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The showcase will offer schools a chance to target prospective graduate students that are attending BEA2018, BEA Festival of Media Arts and the NAB Show.

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A Holiday Bonus: A Second December 2017 President's Corner

In my final column for the 2017 calendar year, I wanted to provide a quick update on activities at the fall board of directors meeting, which was held at the NAB building in Washington, DC the weekend before Thanksgiving. This annual two-day fall board meeting is when the bulk of the board’s work is handled.

A number of committees are working on initiatives for this year—e.g. Diversity and Inclusion, Membership, Research, Publications and Festival, to name a few—which they reported on. I don’t have space to highlight all the work that these committees are tasked with, but I will briefly mention a few highlights. The Membership Committee is working on ides to recruit new faculty and graduate student members to the organization. The Research Committee and Research Enhancement Committee are working on ways to increase the amount and rigor of research presented at the annual conference. The Festival Committee and Festival Advisory Committee will be announcing new student and faculty categories for the 2019 Festival of Media Arts. In the coming months, these committees will also unveil plans to showcase more faculty work during the 2019 Festival, while preserving the sanctity of the acceptance rates. Read More…

Graduate School Showcase

We are introducing a new event in Las Vegas this year! BEA2018 is hosting a Graduate School Showcase on Tuesday, April 10 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The showcase will offer schools a chance to target prospective graduate students that are attending BEA2018, BEA Festival of Media Arts and the NAB Show. The fee to participate is $100 per booth, but we are offering participating schools $100 off the price of a full page ad in the BEA2018 program if they sign up through December 31.

10+ Schools signed up in the first week!!!

Space is limited | Contact J-D Boyle for more information

December 2017 President's Corner

At our April 2013 meeting, the board of directors approved the BEA Statement on Diversity, which codifies the organization’s “leadership responsibility to provide equal access and opportunity by fostering academic excellence, diversity, and inclusion among students, faculty, and media professionals.”  In order to facilitate this mission, the board also created the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

This board appointed standing committee is responsible for “recommending and seeking ways to promote diversity and ensure equal opportunity and inclusion for all persons within our membership, leadership and activities regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, country of origin, political affiliation, field of research, socioeconomic status, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Duties of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee include: Read More…

2018-2019 BEA Scholarship Winners Announced

Nine students from seven different campuses were awarded scholarships in the Broadcast Education Association’s 2018-2019 competition. The winners were selected by the BEA Scholarship Committee at its November 18, 2017 meeting in Washington, D.C., announced Pete Orlik, committee chair. Click Here for more…

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Tankard Book Award -- Reviewers Needed!🙏📚
We need faculty members to serve as reviewers for the 2017 Tankard Book Award competition. This award recognizes the most outstanding book in the field of journalism and mass communication; it also honors authors whose work embodies excellence in research, writing, and creativity. Each reviewer will be assigned to read two or three books that have been submitted to the competition. The books will be mailed in December and reviews will be due by March 30. You may keep the books you receive.

Please let us know if you are willing to review. If you are willing to serve as a reviewer, please respond here and/or email Richard Waters at if interested in reviewing. Let us know the best snail mail address to use.
AEJMC and I greatly appreciate your service in reviewing these books.

Richard Waters
Serena Carpenter
Nikki Usher
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How does a syndicated talent come to be? Here the story of Westwood One syndicated personality John Batchelor, a novelist turned broadcaster, on the latest episode of the NAB Podcast. You will be amazed! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tune into Governors State University's Facebook page for the live stream of "Veterans Speak: War, Trauma, and the Humanities" on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:30pm.

Since the end of the draft in 1973, the United States has maintained a fully volunteer, professional military. As a result, a smaller percentage of people than ever have been asked to deploy to foreign wars and have often been asked to do so repeatedly. With limited reporting in our nation’s media about ongoing conflicts around the globe, the information gap between our military and our general public widens, making it increasingly difficult for our veterans to share the stories of their experiences. Five student veterans and two faculty members from Governors State University's College of Arts and Sciences, will discuss the importance for both veterans and non-veterans alike to explore wartime literature, poetry, films, and other humanities sources in the hopes of encouraging veterans to share their own experiences, and for non-veterans to better understand war's impact on those who serve.

This broadcast is if funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and produced by the Department of Digital Learning and Media Design at GSU.
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Veterans Speak: War, Trauma, and the Humanities A Town Hall

December 4, 2017, 7:30pm - December 4, 2017, 10:00pm

Five student veterans, along with Professors Rosemary Johnsen and Andrae Marak, lead a discussion on how engaging war-related humanities sources enables veterans to make connections with their own exp...

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Entries Accepted Nov. 15 – Dec. 15


For over 60 years the BEA has worked with the National Association of Broadcasters in creating the next generation of media professionals. BEA’s annual convention has been a major part of this endeavor. Co-located next door in the Westgate Hotel and Casino, BEA brings in over 1,300 educators each year and they descend upon NAB Show’s floor to see first-hand the latest and greatest tools and technology needed to teach students. Each year, schools direct BEA members to come to Vegas, either to spend the remainder of that year’s money or find the products to help teach the current technologies and techniques that they will buy in the fall with new funds.

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