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Broadcast Education Association (BEA)

(202) 602-0587||www.beaweb.org

1771 N St, NW
Washington, DC

October 2019

2020/2021 Scholarships in Broadcasting & Electronic Media Submission Deadline

October 14
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premier international academic media organization, promoting insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals.  BEA administers scholarships annually, to honor broadcasters and the entire electronic media profession.  The BEA Founders Awards are for students enrolled in a BEA 2-Year member institution or graduates of these programs now enrolled in a BEA 4-Year institution.  Other scholarships are awarded to juniors, seniors and/or graduate students at BEA member institutions –…

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PILOT Media Technology and Innovation Scholarships Submission Deadline

October 14
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

PILOT, an NAB technology innovation initiative, has announced it will offer up to 5 scholarships of $5,000 each to current college sophomores, juniors, seniors entering graduate school and continuing graduate students, for pursuit of studies related to media technology and innovation during the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarships are being administered in partnership with BEA. Eligible academic areas include broadcast television or radio engineering/technology, sports media production or other broadcast content creation, web/online media, mobile media, media-related IT, audience measurement…

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BEA Film 48 Submission Deadline

October 18
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

#BEAfilm48 — Unleash your creativity for a 48-hour film festival! BEA Student Media Club members have unending energy, extreme talent and a passion for media. To test your club’s creativity and resolve, we offer a 48-hour film festival exclusive to BEA Student Media Club members. Club members must sign up by Friday, October 18th, and the competition takes place the weekend of October 25-26. Winning team members will have their work showcased at BEA2020 and receive complimentary convention registrations.

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November 2019

2020 Annual Convention Registration Site Opens

November 6
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premiere international academic media organization driving insights, excellence in media production and career advancement for educators, students and professionals.  BEA’s annual convention produces over 250 sessions on media pedagogy, collaborative networking events, hands-on technology workshops, research and creative scholarship and the Festival of Media Arts.  It is co-located with NAB Show each April in Las Vegas.  The Annual Convention will be April 18 - 21, 2020 at the Las Vegas Westgate Resort.  The…

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BEA Latinoamérica in the city of Mérida, Yucatán, in Mexico.

November 7 @ 8:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

First Latin American Congress of Media Educators The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is an international institution that brings together media professors from more than 300 universities and educational institutions around the world. For more than 60 years, the BEA has organized conferences focused on the exchange of knowledge and the creation of strategic relationships among its members, which can be professors, industry professionals, as well as media and education institutions. Even when offering an annual convention in Las Vegas, in…

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2020 Festival of Media Arts Competition Submission Site Open

November 15
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

BEA’s international digital media and broadcast competition for faculty and students this year BEA awarded 295 entries from over 300 participating schools and over 1,500 annual entries from around the world. Accepting submissions November 15, 2019 – December 15, 2019

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The Dr. Marjorie Yambor Signature Station Competition Submission Site Opens

November 15
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

The Dr. Marjorie Yambor Signature Station Competition is sponsored by BEA’s Student Media Advisors (SMA) interest division.  The competition invites submissions of superior protocol and practices at student-run, faculty-advised college radio and television stations.  The main mission is to identify and impart areas of excellence in the hands-on facilitation of station functions such as philosophical engagement, community involvement, programming arrangement, branding/logo development, student management, volunteer recruitment, and broadcast equipment.  Through the Signature Station Competition, the SMA division will recognize and reward…

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Fall Board of Directors Meeting

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 5:00 pm
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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December 2019

2020 Call for Papers Submission Deadline

December 1
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

BEA’s interest divisions invite scholarly papers from academics, students and professionals for presentation at the BEA2020 Annual Convention which will be held April 18 - 21, 2020 at the Las Vegas Westgate Resort.  Awards are offered through each interest division. The BEA2020 Convention Spotlight is….. Foresight is 20/20: Reimagining Media — The media landscape has been in flux for some time and for many practitioners and academics this flux has initiated curricular adjustments and industry changes. This year’s spotlight is intended to consider the…

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2020 Research Symposium Paper Competition Submission Deadline

December 2
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

This year’s research symposium, which focuses on the very expansive concept of political communication, is designed to shed light on the processes, contents, and effects related to myriad forms and vehicles of political communication. Whether involving legacy media, print or broadcast media, new and social media platforms, or face-to-face discussions, political communication today has shaped how we understand the world around us, our place in it, and ultimately, how we engage with it politically and socioculturally. In other words, political…

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2020 Festival of Media Arts Submission Deadline

December 15
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

BEA’s international digital media and broadcast competition for faculty and students this year BEA awarded 295 entries from over 300 participating schools and over 1,500 annual entries from around the world.Accepting submissions November 15, 2019 – December 15, 2019

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The Dr. Marjorie Yambor Signature Station Submission Deadline

December 15
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

The Dr. Marjorie Yambor Signature Station Competition is sponsored by BEA’s Student Media Advisors (SMA) interest division. The competition invites submissions for superior protocol and practices at student-run, faculty-advised college radio and television stations. The main mission is to identify and impart areas of excellence in the hands-on facilitation of station functions such as philosophical engagement, community involvement, programming arrangement, branding/logo development, student management, volunteer recruitment, and broadcast equipment. Through the Dr. Marjorie Yambor Signature Station Competition, the Student Media…

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Disrupt the News Challenge Submission Deadline

December 15
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

The CHALLENGE is to reinvent broadcast news.  Blow it up.  Deconstruct it.  And then…create, produce and re-package news content you want to watch.  Show us how YOU want to consume broadcast news. Teams of student journalists are challenged to develop unique ways of presenting news in one of two formats: Traditional 30 minute newscast – One that sticks within the general programming flow of a TV station – but makes the traditional format more attractive to younger audiences, including millennials.  Submissions can include a mix…

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2020 Research-in-Progress Submission Deadline

December 15
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

BEA’s Research Division invites faculty and students to submit research in progress to be considered for presentation and discussion at BEA2020, April 18-21, 2020 at the Westgate Las Vegas. Research projects may focus on a wide range of topics as generally represented within BEA, but should be at a stage in which feedback and suggestions are appropriate. A variety of perspectives as well as methodological approaches are welcome. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: – To submit your proposal online, visit the BEA2020 submission…

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Library of American Broadcasting Foundation – Broadcast Historian Award Submission Deadline

December 16
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

Each year the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) and BEA present the Broadcast Historian Award. With the support of LABF, BEA annually awards $5,000 to an educator who has published a book or produced creative work specifically related to broadcast/media history.  Books and creative work are recognized in alternating years. This year the BEA and LABF are accepting submissions from faculty members who have published a book between January 1, 2017 and November 30, 2019. If LABF and BEA are unable…

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January 2020

Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) Nomination Deadline

January 13, 2020
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

Each year the Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) is awarded to an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the American system of electronic media education by virtue of a singular achievement or continuing service for or in behalf of electronic media education. The recipient will be recognized at a BEA2020 Awards Ceremony held in Las Vegas, NV at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort. You must be a 2019 BEA individual, institutional or associate member to be eligible. Criteria for nomination…

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Lifetime Achievement In Scholarship Award (LAS) Nomination Deadline

January 13, 2020
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

BEA is accepting nominations for the 2020 Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship (formerly the Distinguished Scholar Award).  Nominees must be current or past members of BEA, and have made a significant contribution to research and scholarship involving broadcast and electronic media.  All contributions should be evidenced by related extensive publication in books and leading journals, usually over at least twenty years. Nominations must include the following: Nominee’s credentials (e.g., CV). Nomination letter describing the candidate’s contributions to the advancement of research in one or…

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30th Kenneth Harwood Dissertation Award Nomination Deadline

January 13, 2020
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

For over 60 years, the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) has been an association of university professors and industry professionals who teach and prepare students for professions in broadcasting and related emerging technologies. BEA seeks nominations for the 30th Annual Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award.  Established by Kenneth Harwood, Professor at the University of Houston and a former President of the BEA, the award offers $1,000 for the outstanding Ph.D. dissertation in broadcasting and electronic media. The award was established through gifts started by…

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BEA2020 Ignite Submission Deadline

January 15, 2020
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

BEA Ignite @ BEA2020 We’re seeking your most innovative teaching ideas.  As part of this quest (and back by popular demand) we present “BEA Ignite” – where you can share your best classroom project/exercise/ideas.  Following the traditional “ignite” format, presenters get 5 minutes and 20 slides to share their passionate teaching idea.  The ten best “ignite” ideas will be selected to make their presentations “live” during a BEA2020 session.

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February 2020

The Leibner Cooper Grant for Creative Productions on the History of Media Submission Deadline

February 1, 2020
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

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.  The project can be either a work in progress or a concept you are getting off the ground.  The goal of the grant is to offer support to BEA’s creative faculty members.  Applicants must be a current BEA individual members. Each year, the grant recipient will be recognized…

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2020 MMJ Program

February 14, 2020
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

BEA Student MMJs are a team of undergraduate and graduate students with the task of reporting on #BEAvegas and NAB Show by using and infusing a variety of story-telling methods –text, audio, video, pictures and graphics (or infographics).  Student MMJs should be ready to think outside the box and bring their journalism skills and training to life. Daily assignments will introduce Student MMJ’s to different aspects of Media, Entertainment, and Technology – to include interviews with sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, award…

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BEA Audio Shorts Competition Submission Deadline

February 14, 2020
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

#BEAshortdocs — Create compelling audio stories in 48-hours! Students have a chance to show off their recording talents and storytelling abilities in this new 48-hour audio documentary challenge – only available to BEA Student Media Club members. Club members have until Friday, February 14th to sign up, and the competition takes place on the weekend of February 22-23, 2020. Winning team members will have their work showcased at BEA2020 and receive complimentary convention registrations.

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2020 Grand Plans and Great Expectations

February 21, 2020
1771 n st NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

Spring is the season for finishing theses and dissertations, as well as class research projects that miss fall BEA submission deadlines. To feature this work, BEA invites submissions for a unique digital poster session at the BEA2020 Annual Convention, April 18-21, 2020.  The digital poster session will take place on Tuesday, April 21. We invite graduate students only to submit their research work for this competitive opportunity. The range of research perspectives and methodologies is wide open. Quality counts, creativity is welcome and significant effort must be demonstrated. SUBMISSION…

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