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Individual Membership

BEA individual membership provides faculty (current and retired) and industry professionals with access to a collection of resources and engagement with an insightful group of peers. In addition to offering added value to course studies through our interest divisions, annual conventions and regional conferences, each year we offer new events, hands-on training, competitions and networking opportunities to enhance professional development. Our journals, scholarly research and creative competitions showcase BEA members and their knowledge and dedication to the media industry.

–  Join up to four of BEA’s 18 Interest Divisions, each offer newsletters, paper competitions and networking for research, curriculum and job opportunities.

–  BEA’s Membership Directory
  – with over 2,000 faculty, colleges/universities and students – is searchable by person, school and state and start your search and connect with other colleagues, Corporate Associate Members or State Broadcast Associations.
–  Discounts: Please take a look at the discounts we offer with some of our partner organizations.

–  Publications/Subscriptions
: BEA publishes three journals:
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media (JOBEM) – A quarterly, peer-reviewed publication.  Members receive a hard-copy of the journal.
Journal of Radio & Audio Media (JRAM) – A bi-annual, peer-reviewed publication – a hard-copy subscription is available for $14 each year and can be added to your membership.
Journal of Media Education (JoME) – A quarterly & editor-reviewed publication (only available online). Members may select one complimentary Taylor & Francis journal & receive a 20% discount on all Taylor & Francis books and journals.

–  Teaching & Research:
 Have tenure & promotion questions or in need of BEA’s acceptance rates or a classroom project?  Click on the Teaching & Research menu tab above to access information.

–  Research Awards/Grants and creative competitions
Leibner Cooper Award

–  Information: 
E-Newsletters and will keep you posted on deadlines & events, training opportunities, grants, scholarships, conventions, equipment & software manufacturers, multimedia and publishing organizations.  Missed some key date in a newsletter?  Visit our calendar.