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Individual Membership

BEA individual membership provides faculty (current and retired), staff, 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. 
The 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.

Access to BEA Connect
BEA’s members only community where faculty, students and industry partners can connect and share resources.  In the “Discussions” section, BEA members can find the BEA Bookstore which recognizes and showcases the outstanding broadcasting and mass communication books and textbooks by BEA members and BEA’s Exchange for members interested in sharing in classroom projects, course materials and the strengthening of curricula.

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 Classifieds – BEA posts hundreds of jobs positions a year. Use BEA’s Job Board to help you find your next teaching position.

: 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 $25 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 & peer-reviewed publication (only available online).

Taylor & Francis FREE journals  – Free On-Line access to  Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Media History, Mass Communication and Society, & Visual Communication Quarterly

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.

Member Only Research Awards/Grants and Creative Competitions
BEA Book Awards
BEA Research Grant
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.


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