Conferences and Journals

Academic work on radio, broadcasting, sound preservation, and related fields is presented at many conferences and numerous journals. The ones listed here are some of the more prominent venues for radio scholarship, though there are certainly others.



The Radio Preservation Task Force convenes a national conference. For more information on past and upcoming conferences, please look on our Events page.


The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings, in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals—everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.

Annual conference in May.


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.

Annual conference in April, overlaps with the annual convention for the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas.


The Society for Cinema and Media Studies is the leading scholarly organization in the United States dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and related media through research and teaching grounded in the contemporary humanities tradition.

Annual conference in April.


The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals.

Annual conference in August.


The International Communication Association aims to advance the scholarly study of communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research worldwide.

Annual conference in May.


The International Association for Media and History is an organization of scholars, filmmakers, broadcasters and archivists dedicated to historical inquiry into film, radio, television, and other related media.

Biennial conference usually held in July.


The Society for the History of Technology is dedicated to the historical study of technology and its relations with politics, economics, labor, business, the environment, public policy, science, and the arts. 

Annual conference in November.

Annual conference usually in October.


Founded in 1981, the American Journalism Historians Association seeks to advance education and research in mass communication history.

Annual conference usually October.


Journal of Radio & Audio Media

Publication from the Broadcast Education Assocation

Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media

Publication from the Broadcast Education Assocation

Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media

Historical Journal of Radio Film & Television

Publication from the International Association for Media and History

Resonance: the Journal of Sound and Culture