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Interest Divisions

BEA’s interest divisions are a great opportunity to become an active member in the Association. Each division offers newsletters, paper competitions with cash awards and networking for research, curriculum and job opportunities. Leadership in the divisions provide visibility for your own work to other BEA members and to the electronic media industry. The links to the left take you to a information about each division and a listing of leadership you can contact if you would like more information.




Curriculum, Assessment & Administration Division

The Curriculum, Assessment &Administration division’s goal is to offer help and support to all educators in their pursuit of the betterment of course materials and the strengthening of curricula in the areas of broadcasting and electronic media. Through the division’s Model Course program, instructors may obtain copies of all types of courses concerned with media and may use these syllabi as guidelines in the development of their own course syllabus. Whatever the field of principle interest, the C, A & A division has something to offer all members of BEA.

Documentary Division

The Documentary Division focuses on scholarship, teaching, and creation of documentaries, and radio-TV-Internet delivery of documentary film/video. We seek to expand international documentary literature and illuminate genres, methods, creators, and interpretative/analytical approaches to documentary. Our members share an appreciation for methods of teaching and producing documentaries, including exhibition. Our goal is to be a nexus for media scholars and critics, faculty, and professionals in documentary fields, as well as other associations, festivals, and broadcast organizations that research, produce, and archive documentaries at international, national, regional, and local levels.

Gender & Sexuality Division

The Gender & Sexuality Division stimulates awareness and discussion of existing issues and problems related to gender concerns in the media and media education; encourages dissemination of information about impact of gender issues to professional colleagues in the field; leads discussion on issues of promotion and tenure related to gender; fosters and promotes the teaching of issues focusing on gender related concerns as a substantive area of study within the disciplines of broadcasting/media.