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BEA's mission is educating tomorrow's media.

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premier international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. The association’s publications, annual convention, competitions and events provide opportunities for juried creative competition and presentation of current scholarly research related to all aspects of media. These areas include media audiences, economics, law and policy, regulation, news, management, aesthetics, social effects, history, and criticism, entertainment, production, among others. 

The Benefits of BEA Membership

BEA membership provides faculty, students and industry professionals with access to a collection of resources and engagement with an insightful group of peers. In addition to offering value to course studies through our interest divisions, annual conventions and competitions, we offer hands-on training 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.

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BEA Events & Conferences

BEA produces a series of events and conferences each year.  BEA’s annual convention, co-located with NAB Show each April in Las Vegas, has over 250 sessions on media pedagogy, collaborative networking events, hands-on technology workshops, research and creative scholarship and the Festival of Media Arts. Our smaller fall conference, BEA On-Location, takes place on different college campuses, and provides similar panel, research and creative opportunities.

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