BEA Book Awards

Selection Process

Each submission is reviewed by three BEA faculty members, including past book award winners. The selection process is chaired and monitored by BEA’s Senior Faculty Fellow.

Selection Criteria

  • Uniqueness of the contribution to the field
  • Depth of use of primary materials
  • Likelihood of textbook being adopted for mass communication classes (textbooks only)
  • Ability to hold reader’s attention (student’s attention for textbooks)
  • Authors claims are well documented and supported
  • How well does it addresses issues of diversity and inclusion
  • Quality of Writing