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AWM and BEA present: Women Leading in Media
Call for Research Deadline: January 29, 2016

The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) and BEA are partnering to create Women Leading in Media that supports faculty and students who conduct gender studies research. The event will take place on Monday, April 18 during BEA’s annual convention, co-located with NAB Show, in Las Vegas. To kick off the project, AWM and BEA are releasing a call to college media professors and students seeking to promote related gender studies research.  The submissions can be completed papers or research-in-progress.

Areas of research can focus on, but are not limited to:
–           Understanding roles/characteristics/achievements of successful women in various forms of media.
–           Core elements that impact women’s career trajectories and/or made them effective as leaders
–           Measured of women’s influence on the media industry – management, programming, etc.

During the two-part session, faculty and students winners will participate in a panel highlighting their research, and female executives will examine the roles of senior level women in various functions of the media industry.

Monetary awards and complimentary convention registrations will be given to the winning abstracts and a compilation of the materials will be available for AWM and BEA members.

Submit Papers Online:
You can upload papers to the Women Leading in Media site by clicking here. You can access the submission form with your BEA login and password. If you are not a member, the system will allow you to create a record. Click here to get started.

Submission Options:
– PAPER — Length & Style… Paper submissions are not to exceed 30 double-spaced pages, including references & tables, and use of APA style or a style suited to the discipline is expected.
– ABSTRACT – Length & Style…. Abstracts must be a minimum of 500 words but should not exceed 800. They must contain the following: topic, justification for why that topic is important, and the methodology being proposed.

NOTE: The Women Leading in Media paper competition is BLINDLY REVIEWED
Do NOT include a cover page with author and contact information and remove ALL author information from your document. Judges need to blindly review your abstract. Your contact information will be directly linked to your profile.

 About the Alliance for Women in Media: The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is a non-profit, professional organization of women and men who work in the media and allied fields. AWM is proud to represent men and women engaged in all aspects of creating high-quality media and related services.The Alliance for Women in Media advances the influence and impact of women in all forms of media.  AWM is a diverse community – whether by type of media, job, or global location – that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation.  Established in 1951 as American Women in Radio & Television, AWM is one of the longest-established professional associations dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion, and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

 About the Broadcast Education Association: The Broadcast Education Association is the premiere international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals.  There are currently more than 2,500 individual and institutional members worldwide. Visit www.beaweb.org  for more information.

Email heather@beaweb.org for more information.