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BEA Announces New JOBEM Editor, Carolyn A. Lin, PhD., University of Connecticut

Washington, D.C. – The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) announced that Carolyn A. Lin, PhD., Professor at the University of Connecticut will become the new editor of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media starting with the March, 2018 edition.

Professor Lin’s research focuses on how media, communication and information technologies influence the processes of social interaction at individual, social and cross-cultural levels.  In particular, she studies the effects of interfaces with digital media, online services, social networks, mobile communication and informatics on audience/user involvement, attitudes, emotions and actions. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others. Professor Lin is the recipient of a Distinguished Faculty Research Award.  She is the founder of the Communication Technology Division for the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication.

“As editor of JoBEM, I hope to foster multidisciplinary synergies to further our understanding of how traditional and new media technologies influence individuals, cultures, politics and societies from around the world,” said Professor Lin.  “I welcome innovative research that contributes to theory, research, practice and policy by investigating issues of historic and contemporary importance.  My goal is to position the intellectual leadership of this legacy journal as a comprehensive knowledge source to serve scholars, practitioners, policymakers and interested publics alike.”

Professor Lin is working with current JoBEM editor, Zizi Papacharissi University of Illinois at Chicago on a seamless transition.  Professor Lin will begin reviewing manuscript submissions on July 1st for the March, 2018 edition, Volume 62, Number 1. Her three-year term as editor will conclude with the December, 2020 issue.

About the Broadcast Education Association (BEA): BEA 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 2,300 individual and institutional members worldwide. Visit  for more information.

About JOBEM: The Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media is an international quarterly devoted to advancing research, knowledge, and understanding of communication and the electronic media. The Journal invites submissions of original research that examine a broad range of issues concerning the electronic media, including the historical, technological, economic, legal, policy, cultural, and social dimensions. Scholarship that extends historiography, tests theory, or that fosters innovative perspectives on topics of importance to the field, is particularly encouraged. The Journal is open to a diversity of theoretical paradigms and methodologies.

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