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Radio Student Scholars

Thanks to the support of radio groups and associate businesses, students will attend the conference orientation and VIP group exec session on Tuesday, special “mentor match-up” sessions, and a series of special networking events, entertainment and educational content geared towards students throughout the conference.

Program and Registration Now Live…

Let BEA Help Grow Your Department

BEA’s Classifieds host hundreds of jobs a year. Post your openings today, to get more and better qualified applicants (BEA Members).

#BEAvegas Call for Panels

BEA’s panels echo the missions of our 19 interest divisions. Participating as a moderator, speaker or panelist provides great experience and adds to your professional skills as a scholar, industry insider, leader and expert. Sharing knowledge and insight makes BEA a valuable learning destination. People looking to join a panel may use BEA’s Panelist Seeking Panels FB Group for assistance. Deadline: September 15

JoBEM's Impact Factor Increases

BEA’s Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media’s “impact factor” has moved up the rankings of journals. The impact factor is a measure basically averaging how many times published articles are cited by other scholars within either a two or five-year time frame.

The BEA Journal’s 2018 impact factor was 1.987, a 12% increase over last year’s 1.773. This indicates that JoBEM articles are cited at least twice per article. JoBEM’s five year impact factor is 2.811 putting it in solid standing academically given that the top 25% of journals struggle to reach that number.

As a side note, is another service ranking over 300 communication journals, including international journals in other languages, and JoBEM ranks 17th with that service.

BEA sends a salute to JoBEM Editor Carolyn Lin and her efforts helping JoBEM achieve this milestone

BEA On-Location's Registration is now Open

Pre-registration rates (through 9/17) are as follows: 
BEA Members: $125 (Non-Members: $175) 
Student Members: $60 (Non-Members: $75)

JOBEM — Special Issue Paper Call: Uses and Effects of Smart Media: How AI Impacts User Experience

The increasing integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into digital media technologies has provided additional affordances and altered the nature of user experience, providing new audience engagement and gratification opportunities that meet human needs for information, communication and entertainment in a variety of innovative ways.

These AI-driven smart media have helped usher in a new media environment where social bots are used to spread false information, a 360-degree view provides a panoramic look of a natural disaster event – and augmented reality is used to aid strategic communication objectives – including both commercial and prosocial campaigns. Likewise, from personalized movie offerings on Amazon and Netflix to digital virtual assistants such as Siri and Alexa, a number of new AI-based tools, mobile apps and devices have changed the nature of our media consumption and habits. Learn More…

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