The 2022 BEA (Broadcast Education Association) Book Award has been awarded to John Allen Hendricks (Editor) for Radio’s Second Century: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives (Rutgers University Press, 2020).
John Allen Hendricks (PhD, University of Southern Mississippi) is a professor, media studies scholar and chair of the department of mass communication at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. His research interests intersect the broadcasting industry, social media/new media technologies, and political communication. Hendricks has authored/edited 12 books including The Radio Station: Broadcasting, Podcasting, and Streaming; The Palgrave Handbook of Global Radio; The 21st Century Media: Economic and Managerial Implications in the Age of New Media; and, Social Media and Strategic Communications. His book, Communicator-in-Chief: How Barack Obama Used New Media Technology to Win the White House, was the recipient of the National Communication Association’s (NCA) Applied Research Division’s Distinguished Scholarly Book Award in 2011.
Radio’s Second Century: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives examines the status of broadcasting on its one hundredth anniversary. It contributes to the field of broadcasting and mass communication by bringing together top scholars to examine a variety of topics including influences of on-air personalities, audience behavior, fan relationships, impact of social and digital media, regulatory challenges, and the cultural impact of radio both here and abroad. The table of contents includes a veritable “all-star team” of radio and audio media researchers.