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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.

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Serena Carpenter
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As you finish up BEA contest entries... The White House News Photographers Association's Eyes of History contest is open. Please encourage all visual journalism students to enter the still and video categories. Deadline: January 12th.
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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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