Wednesday, November 21, 2007

BEA Call for Papers - 2008

Theme - New Communication Frontiers

Curriculum, Documentary, Gender Issues, Radio/Audio

The Broadcast Education Association invites scholarly papers from academics, students and professionals for presentation at its annual convention, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The BEA2008 convention theme is "The New Communication Frontiers" and is intended as a focus for the convention, but does not imply that competitive papers must reflect that theme. Papers should, however, address the goals and objectives of the interest division to which they are submitted. Please check the BEA website ( for each division's specifics on submitting papers.

Each division selects up to six papers – four for presentation and two papers as alternates - that may be used. Please clearly mark the two alternates. In addition, a few papers may be selected by divisions for consideration in the Scholar-to-Scholar (poster) session.

Papers are submitted directly to the relevant divisions as either "Debut" or "Open" papers. The Debut category is open only to those who have never previously presented a paper at a BEA Convention. First and second place winners in Debut categories receive $200 and $100 to help defray their costs of attending the convention. If you have previously presented a paper at a BEA convention your submission category is “Open”.

Papers must be received by the appropriate division by Monday, December 3, 2007.
Submission Requirements:
* Length: not to exceed 30 double-spaced pages, including references and tables
* Style: use of APA style or a style suited to the discipline
* Abstract: abstract of less than 250 words to be included with submission
* Exclusivity: papers may not be submitted to more than one division during the same year
* Authorship: author's name, institution address, phone number and e-mail to appear on the cover page only (list all contact information for each author of multiple authored papers)

Cover page must include:
* the title of the paper and the division to which the paper is submitted
* any A/V requirements
* whether submission is an "open" or "debut" entry (any papers without such designation will be considered in the open category)
* Title: to be printed on the first page of the paper and on running heads on all subsequent pages
* Author Contact Information, including all contact information for each author of multiple authored papers

Copies: three (3) copies of paper must be submitted.

Convention Attendance
At least one (1) author of an accepted competitive paper MUST attend the convention to present the paper. Participants MUST be members of BEA and registered for the convention. Winners will be notified by February 8, 2008. Send papers directly to the following individuals:

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