Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
BEA is the professional association for professors, industry professionals and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises. While the BEA organizational name reflects our historic roots in preparing college students to enter the radio & TV business, the members share a diversity of interests involving all aspects of telecommunications and electronic media. Over 1,600 professors, students and media professionals are currently individual members and approximately 275 college and university departments and schools are institutional members. Associate memberships are available for stations, cable systems, advertising agencies, law firms and individual professionals who share BEA’s interests and support its goals.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
FCC’s Media Bureau is a very useful site for media scholars. FCC administers the policies for and licensing of electronic media, including cable television, broadcast television, and radio in the U.S. and its territories. The Media Bureau also handles post-licensing matters regarding Direct Broadcast Satellite service. By going to the following link it will take you to some useful information on the FCC site:
College Broadcasters Inc.
CBI represents students involved in radio, television, webcasting and other related media ventures; ensures a commitment to education and the student pursuit of excellence through active involvement in electronic media; promotes cooperative efforts between the association and other national, regional, and state media organizations; facilitates the discussion of issues related to student-operated electronic media; and other community oriented programs.
National Association of Broadcasters
NAB is the premier trade association representing America’s radio and TV stations, and it is also a mechanism for many non-profits and government agencies to reach out to broadcasters at the national, state and community levels. Whether it’s the new possibilities created by mobile digital television, or FM-enabled mobile devices, NAB is helping broadcasters find opportunities for better, more innovative ways to deliver the high-quality content and services that local communities expect and deserve. The NAB Show, held each year in Las Vegas, is the premier event that brings together executives to discuss cutting edge methods for the creation, management, buying/selling, distribution and delivery of audio, video and filmed content for any device — stationary or mobile — including television, computer, movie screen, radio, phone, gaming console, storage, digital display, broadband, IPTV, wireless, cable, fiber, television, radio, Internet, satellite and digital signage.and beyond.
National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE)
NATPE’s primary mission is to provide information and resources to companies and individuals involved with creation, development and distribution of television programming. It serves as a catalyst for idea sharing, discussion and debate regarding TV programming trends and practices. While NATPE does not present program concepts to development executives, it does create opportunities for its members to meet and pitch ideas to development executives during several of the industry events it organizes. NATPE also publishes a directory of companies and individuals involved in program creation, development and distribution, ande provides links to other organizations that could be helpful in developing new TV programming ideas.
National Federation of Community Broadcasters
The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) is a national alliance of stations, producers and others committed to community radio. The organization advocates for national public policy, funding, recognition and resources on behalf of its membership, while providing services to empower and strengthen community broadcasters through the core values of localism, diversity and public service.
National Religious Broadcasters (NRB)
NRB is a non-partisan international association of committed broadcasters and Christian communicators coming together to spread the life-changing Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through every electronic medium available. Our member outreach touches every continent through Christian radio, television, Internet and other media. NRB also fosters unity among its members, promoting their passion to share knowledge and find solutions to challenges, thereby increasing excellence in their craft. The association protects access to the world’s airwaves, ensuring that the Gospel goes out unimpeded to reach the four corners of the earth.
Radio & TV Digital News Association
RTDNA is the world’s largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession, consisting of more than 3,000 news directors, news associates, educators and students. RTDNA represents electronic journalists in radio, television and all digital media, as well as journalism educators and students. Our members are news directors, producers, reporters, anchors, general managers, professors, students, industry suppliers, operations managers and digital content managers. RTDNA is dedicated to setting standards for newsgathering and reporting.
Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB)
TVB is the not-for-profit trade association of America’s commercial broadcast television industry. Its members include television broadcast groups, advertising sales reps, syndicators, international broadcasters, associate members and over 500 individual television stations. TVB actively promotes local media marketing solutions to the advertising community, and in so doing works to develop advertising dollars for the medium’s multiple platforms, including on-air, website and mobile. TVB provides a diverse variety of tools and resources, to support its members including an online Powerpoint presentation of facts about the power and reach of commercial TV available.