BEA2014 Research Symposium: Digital Technology and the Future of Broadcasting: A Global Perspective
Paper Deadline: Dec. 1, 2013 — Call for paper submissions for 2014 paper competition. Papers must adhere to the symposium theme.
Now in its 7th year, BEA’s Research Symposium has become a focal point of BEA’s research community and is held in conjunction with BEA’s annual convention each April. Past symposium chairs have included the most distinguished researchers in their field and have covered cutting-edge topics in the areas of media & the social self, sports, economics, media & morality, “TechnoPolitics” and entertainment. The success of the Symposium launched a book series in 2010, published by Routledge. In addition to a paper competition, the day-long symposium has a series of presentations and panels led by senior scholars.
Call for Papers and Panel Proposals
International Division, Broadcast Education Association
Deadline 15 Sept. 2011
The International Division of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) invites panel submissions and scholarly papers from academics, students and professionals for presentation at the 57th annual convention, the Las Vegas Hilton from Sunday, April 15 – Wednesday, April 18, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012. The BEA meets concurrently with the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) and BEA registrants have access to many of the NAB activities. Through an online system by All Academic, Inc., individuals may upload papers and panel proposals online for the 2012 competitions. Tipping Points serves as a focus for the convention, but papers are not limited to this area of research and discussion.
We urge interested parties to consider organizing and submitting a panel proposal or full paper. The annual meeting also is an ideal time for graduate students to submit recently completed seminar papers. The BEA makes a wonderful first-convention opportunity for student as well as junior scholars. All sessions must adhere to the goals and objectives of the interest division(s) to which they are submitted. Descriptions of each Interest Division are listed on the online paper submission site. Cash awards also are made for some of the papers.
COMPLETED Papers and Program Proposal Submissions must be submitted online through BEA’s submission site by midnight EDT on September 15, 2011.
William Evans, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Telecommunication and Film at the University of Alabama. His research interests include content analysis, media audience measurement, and health and science communication.
He currently serves on the editorial board of Science Communication (a peer-reviewed journal). He has been principal investigator, senior personnel, or lead contractor for dozens of sizable grants and contracts, mostly related to the role of media in public health and in community emergence preparedness. As Director of the Institute for Communication and Information Research at the University of Alabama, a position he held from 2004 to 2010, Dr. Evans served as college-wide research administrator, identifying grant opportunities, preparing grant applications, and monitoring research ethics compliance for a faculty of more than 40 tenured and tenure-track professors. Dr. Evans is a member of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and has participated in eight of the ten most recent BEA annual meetings.