Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Awards
Library of American Broadcasting Foundation – Broadcast Historian Awards
Each year the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) and BEA present the Broadcast Historian Awards. With the support of LABF, BEA annually two provides $2,500 awards:
– Broadcast Historian Book Award to an educator who has published a book specifically related to broadcast/media history.
– Broadcast Historian Creative Award to an educator who has produced a documentary/multimedia project specifically related to broadcast/media history..
There is a two-year window for these awards. Work must be published/complete between January 1, 2020 and November 30, 2022. The submission deadline is Thursday, December 15, 2022.
If LABF and BEA are unable to select an appropriate candidate in any given year, they reserve the right to cancel the award in that given year. The recipient will be recognized at BEA’s annual convention held in Las Vegas each April. You must be a current BEA member to submit your work.
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2022
1. Please fill out and submit your applications by using the links below.
2. Include one letter of support/reference letter from a colleague or consultant/person who worked on the project.
3. Please upload or provide a url/link to the final version of the creative submission or a pdf version of the book.
NOTE: If you prefer to mail the book, please mail five (5) copies to:
Broadcast Education Association
1 M Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
* The work should credit partial funding from the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation and copies of the winning book or creative work will be placed with the Library each year to retain as part of their collection.Click here to submit CREATIVE work. Click here to submit your BOOK.
Library of American Broadcasting – Graduate Student Scholarship
In an effort to preserve scholarship in broadcast history, and with major support from the Library of American Broadcasting (LABF), BEA is establishing an annual Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Scholarship award for graduate students whose research is focused mainly in this area. The leadership of the History Division will assist the LABF, BEA’s staff and Scholarship Committee in the outreach and selection process of the award. The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Scholarship would award one graduate student $3,000 each fall to support the student’s continuing studies and dissertation in broadcast history. Upon completion of the dissertation, the award recipient will donate copies to the Library of American Broadcasting to retain as part of their collection. Please see BEA’s Scholarships for application information.
2022 – Univision Telemundo and the Rise of Spanish-Language Television in the United States by Craig Allen, Arizona State University,
2020 – Contested Ground: The Tunnel and the Struggle over Television News in Cold War America by Mike Conway, Indiana University
2019 – Roddenberry’s Trek by James Forsher, Ph.D.
2018 – Six Minutes in Berlin by Michael J. Socolow, University of Maine
2017 – Media Matters: Historical Influences Across Popular Culture by Terry Likes, Tennessee State University