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Political Communication (Section 23)

The purpose of this section is to foster the study of political communications within the discipline of political science including research on mass media, telecommunications policy, new media technologies, and the process of communicating and understanding.

Founded: 1989
Yearly membership dues: $8.00 for students and $8.00 for other members.
Website: http://www.politicalcommunication.org/
Journal: Political Communication
Newsletter: Political Communication Report
Section Counts

Organized sections provide opportunities for APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices.

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Section Officers

Chair
Johanna Dunaway
Texas A&M University
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Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Kate Kenski
University of Arizona
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Secretary
Josh Scacco
Purdue University
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Treasurer
Josh Scacco
Purdue University
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Journal Editors
Political Communication Claes de Vreese
University of Amsterdam
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2018 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Jessica Feezell
University of New Mexico
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At-Large Member of Executive Committee
Emily Sydnor
Southwestern University
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Thomas Billard
University of Southern California
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Section Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 23. Political Communication awards to-date »

Timothy E. Cook Best Graduate Student Paper Award

The Timothy E. Cook Award recognizes the best paper on political communication presented by a graduate student at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting or Political Communication pre-conference.

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Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Nomination Instructions: Graduate students are encouraged to self-nominate. Nominees must have been graduate students at the time they submitted the paper proposal to APSA. Nominations and Microsoft Word readable copies of the papers (Word, rtf, or pdf) must be emailed to the chair of the award committee.

Award Committee

Yanna Krupnikov, Chair
Stony Brook University
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Danielle Vinson
Furman University
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Brian Weeks
University of Michigan
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David Swanson Career Achievement Award

The David Swanson Career Achievement Award recognizes distinguished and sustained contributions to the field as planners, editors, and leaders and in roles that require time and energy, innovation, and personal dedication. The award honors David Swanson, one of the founders of Political Communication who gave exemplary service to the ICA Political Communication Division and the APSA Political Communication Section. In his memory, the ICA division presents the award every other year. The joint award committee includes representatives of the ICA division and APSA section. The ICA division chair appoints members with the advice of the APSA chair, and the committee receives nominations and generates additional candidates, deliberates on the pool of potential awardees, and makes a selection. The winner receives the award plaque at the annual business meeting of the ICA Political Communication Division. The award is given in even-numbered years.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee

Tamir Shaefer
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Staurt Soroka
University of Michigan
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Talia Stroud
University of Texas
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Shanto Iyengar
Stanford University
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Barbara Pfetsch
Freie Universitat Berlin
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Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award

The Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award recognizes a lifetime contribution to the study of Political Communication. The award is now given only in odd-numbered years.

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Deadline for nominations: This award will be presented in 2019.

Award Committee

 

Doris Graber Outstanding Book Award

The Doris Graber Outstanding Book Award is given to the most outstanding book in the field of political communication that was published in the past decade.  The nominated book and a nomination letter should be sent to all three members of the award committee. The nomination letter should clearly explicate how the book has made a significant theoretical, methodological, and/or empirical contribution to political communication scholarship in the last decade. Copies of book reviews may also be included with the nomination letter and book.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Nomination Instructions: The nominated book should be sent to all three members of the award committee.

Award Committee

Sharon Jarvis
University of Texas at Austin
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Mary Banwart
University of Kansas
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Martin Johnson
Louisiana State University
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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.

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Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee

Andrew Chadwick
Loughborough University
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Shelley Boulianne
MacEwan University
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Jennifer Pan
Stanford University
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Jason Reifler
University of Exeter
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Tom E. Patterson Best Dissertation Award

The Thomas E. Patterson Best Dissertation Award recognizes the best dissertation completed in the field of political communication in the previous year.

Nomination Instructions: Nominations for the award should be made by the adviser of the dissertation or by a faculty member from the department in which the dissertation was completed. Nomination letters should explain the central argument advanced by the dissertation and specify its original contribution to the field. Letters should be no more than one page in length. Eligible dissertations must have been defended successfully in the calendar year preceding the award (e.g., candidates whose degrees were awarded in 2017 will be eligible for the 2018 dissertation award). Digital copies of the dissertation, abstract of the dissertation (500 words or less), and the nominee's curriculum vita (with current address) should be sent to the chair of the dissertation award committee.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee

Regina Lawrence, Chair
University of Oregon
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Amber Boydstun
University of California, Davis
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Nick Anstead
London School of Economic
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Walter Lippmann Best Published Article Award

The Walter Lippmann Best Published Article Award recognizes the best article published in the field of political communication in the previous calendar year.  Articles will be proposed by nomination or self-nomination.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee

Emily Thorson
Boston College
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Ashley Muddiman
University of Kansas
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John Ryan 
Stony Brook University
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