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Organized Section 23: Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper Award

Political Communication Section Award Recipients

Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper Award
The Paul Lazarsfeld Award recognizes the best paper on political communication presented at the previous year’s APSA annual meeting.


2016  Yanna Krupnikov, Stony Brook University
"Citizen Engagement (and Disengagement) in Response to Social Ills." 
2016  Adam Seth Levine, Cornell University
"Citizen Engagement (and Disengagement) in Response to Social Ills." 
2015  Joanne M. Miller, University of Minnesota
“Conspiracy Endorsement as Motivated Reasoning: The Roles of Political Knowledge and Trust” 
2015  Kyle L. Saunders, Colorado State University
“Conspiracy Endorsement as Motivated Reasoning: The Roles of Political Knowledge and Trust” 
2015  Christina Farhart, University of Minnesota
“Conspiracy Endorsement as Motivated Reasoning: The Roles of Political Knowledge and Trust” 
2014 Tali Mendelberg, Princeton University
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"
2014 Christopher Karpowitz, Brigham Young University
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"
2014 John Oliphant, Princeton University
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"
2013 James Druckman, Northwestern University
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"
2013 Erik Peterson, Oregon Institute of Technology
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"
2013 Rune Slothuus, Aarhus University
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"
2012 Tali Mendelberg, Princeton University
"Do Women Deliberate with a Distinctive Voice? How Decision Rules and Group Gender Composition Affect the Content of Deliberation"
2012 Christopher Karpowitz, Brigham Young University
"Do Women Deliberate with a Distinctive Voice? How Decision Rules and Group Gender Composition Affect the Content of Deliberation"
2011 Kevin Arceneaux, Temple University
"Does Media Fragmentation Produce Mass Polarization? Selective Exposure and a New Era of Minimal Effects
2011 Martin Johnson, University of California, Riverside
"Does Media Fragmentation Produce Mass Polarization? Selective Exposure and a New Era of Minimal Effects"
2010 Jamie Druckman,
“Timeless Strategy Meets New Medium: Going Negative on Congressional Campaign Websites, 2002-2006.”
2010  Martin Kifer 
“Timeless Strategy Meets New Medium: Going Negative on Congressional Campaign Websites, 2002-2006.”
2010 Michael Parkin  
“Timeless Strategy Meets New Medium: Going Negative on Congressional Campaign Websites, 2002-2006.”
2009 Scott Althaus, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing of Casualties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
2009 Christopher Tiwald, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing Casulties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
2009 Svitlana Chernykh, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing Casulaties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
2009 David Hendry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing of Casualties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
2009 Sergio Wals, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing of Casualties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
2009 Nathaniel Swigger, Ohio State University
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newpaper Framing of Casualties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
 2008 Seth J. Hill
“The Duration of Advertising Effects in Political Campaigns”
 2008 James Lo
“The Duration of Advertising Effects in Political Campaigns”
 2008 Lynn Vavreck
“The Duration of Advertising Effects in Political Campaigns”
 2008 John Zaller
“The Duration of Advertising Effects in Political Campaigns”
2007 T.K. Ahn, Florida State University
Information Costs, Information Sources, and the Implications for Democratic Politics
2007 Robert Huckfeldt, University of California, Davis
Information Costs, Information Sources, and the Implications for Democratic Politics
2007 John Ryan, University of California, Davis
Information Costs, Information Sources, and the Implications for Democratic Politics
2006 Jennifer Jerit, Florida State University
"Reform, Rescue, or Run Out of Money? Problem Definitions in the Social Security Reform Debate"
2004 Kenneth Goldstein, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-Authored with Charles Franklin, Matt Hale, and Daniel Stevens, "Political Information Flows and their Effects in the 2002 Elections," presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.
2004 Charles Franklin, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-Authored withKenneth Goldstein, Matt Hale, and Daniel Stevens, "Political Information Flows and their Effects in the 2002 Elections," presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.
2004 Matthew Hale, Seton Hall University
Co-Authored with Kenneth Goldstein, Charles Franklin, and Daniel Stevens, "Political Information Flows and their Effects in the 2002 Elections," presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.
2004 Daniel Stevens, University of Miami
Co-Authored with Charles Franklin, Matt Hale, and Kenneth Goldstein, "Political Information Flows and their Effects in the 2002 Elections," presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.
2003 Matthew Baum, University of California, Los Angeles
"Making Politics Fun: What Happens When Presidential Candidates Hit the Talk Show Circuit"
2002 Roderick P. Hart 
"Reconstructing a Presidency: A Linguistic Map."
2002  J. Kanan Sawyer
"Reconstructing a Presidency: A Linguistic Map."
2001 Scott Althaus, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
"Agenda Setting and the 'New' News"
2001 David Tewksbury, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
"Agenda Setting and the 'New' News"
2000 Milton Lodge Dr., Stony Brook University
"The Political Consequences of Motivated Reasoning: Partisan Bias in Information Processing"
2000 Charles Tabor, Stonybrook University
"The Political Consequences of Motivated Reasoning: Partisan Bias in Information Processing"
2000 Aron Galonsky, Stonybrook University
"The Political Consequences of Motivated Reasoning: Partisan Bias in Information Processing"
1999 Nicholas Valentino, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Who Are We on Election Day? Crime News and the Priming of Group Identities during Candidate Evaluation"
1998 Marion Just, Wellesley College
"Emotional Interactions With the Campaign: A Constructionalist Approach to Campaign Effects."
1998 Ann Crigler, University of Southern California
"Emotional Interactions With the Campaign: A Constructionalist Approach to Campaign Effects."
1997 Larry Bartels, Princeton University
"Politicians and the Press: Who Leads Who Follows?"
1996 Thomas Patterson, Syracuse University
"News Decisions: Journalists as Partisan Actors"
1995 Timothy Cook, Williams College
"The Fourth Branch and the Other Three: The Washington News Media and The Politics of Shared Power"
1994 Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia
"The Dynamics of Referendum Preferences: Canada 1992"
1994 Elisabeth Gidengil, McGill University
"The Dynamics of Referendum Preferences: Canada 1992"
1994 Neil Neveitte, Calgary University
"The Dynamics of Referendum Preferences: Canada 1992"
1993 Ann Crigler, University of Southern California
"Character, Issues, and Performance: The Discourses of Voters, Candidates, and Media in the 1992 Presidential Campaign"
1992 John Zaller, University of California at Los Angeles
"Information and Incumbency Advantage in Congressional Elections"
1991 Diana Mutz, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Information and the Politicization of Personal Experience"
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