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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.

All Memberships are based on the calendar year, January 1st  through December 31st.  Renewal process starts mid-September each year. Dues are not pro-rated.


Join up to four of BEA’s 19 Interest Divisions, each offer newsletters, paper competitions and networking for research, curriculum and job opportunities.

BEA Membership Directory
  – Has over 2,000 faculty, colleges/universities and students and is searchable by person, school and state and start your search and connect with other colleagues, Corporate Associate Members or State Broadcast Associations.
Discounted registration, sponsorship and advertising rates at the BEA annual convention which is co-located with the NAB Show in Las Vegas every April and other BEA Conferences & events.  Only current BEA Individual faculty, Emeritus & Students members receive the special discounted member registration rate, not faculty of BEA Institutional Members.

BEA’s Classified – BEA post hundreds of jobs positions a year. Let BEA help you grow!

BEA’s Online Membership Directory – Has over 2,000 faculty, colleges/universities, students, industry professional and corporate members.

: BEA publishes three journals and you also have access to one FREE journal from Taylor & Francis:
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media (JOBEM) – A quarterly, peer-reviewed publication – a hard-copy subscription is available for $14 each year and can be added to your membership.
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.
Taylor & Francis FREE journal  – (only available online). You must click here to register for your personal code and get access to the free journal online only. Contact Taylor and Francis Support directly if you need additional assistance accessing your free journal.

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 at to access information.

Research Awards/Grants and creative competitions
Broadcast Historian Award
Leibner Cooper Award

– Will keep you posted on deadlines & events, training opportunities, grants, scholarships, conventions, equipment & software manufacturers, multimedia and publishing organizations.  Make sure you receive our bi-monthly newsletters (on Tuesdays) – check your spam filters to “allow” emails.  Missed some key date in a newsletter?  Visit our calendar.

Additional Discounts – Take a look at some of the offers with our partner organizations.

Please Feel free to contact us with any questions.