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Political Communication (Section 23)

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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/
Public Discussion List: APSA Connect discussion
Journal: Political Communication
Newsletter: Political Communication Report


Section Counts




Section Officers

Chair
Johanna Dunaway
Texas A&M University
[email protected]

Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Kate Kenski
University of Arizona
[email protected]

Secretary
Josh Scacco
Purdue University
j[email protected]

Treasurer
Josh Scacco
Purdue University
j[email protected]
Journal Editor
Political Communication
Claes de Vreese
University of Amsterdam
[email protected]

Newsletter Editor
Political Communication Report
Eike Rinke
University of Mannheim
[email protected]


2017 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Stephanie Burkhalter
Humboldt State University
[email protected]

At-Large Member of Executive Committee
Samara Klar
University of Arizona
[email protected]arizona.edu

Thomas Leeper
London School of Economics
[email protected]




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 Cook Best Graduate Student Paper Award 
The Cook Award recognizes the best paper on political communication presented by a graduate student at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

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.  

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2017


Award Committee
Yanna Krupnikov, Chair
Stony Brook University
[email protected]

Ashley Muddiman
University of Kansas
[email protected]

Bethany Conway
Cal Poly
[email protected]

 

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: TBA - 2018

Award Committee
TBA

 

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.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2017

Award Committee
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Chair
Oxford University
[email protected]

Patricia Moy
University of Washington
[email protected]

Kevin Coe
University of Utah
[email protected]

 

 

Doris Graber Outstanding Book Award

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 »

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

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2017


Award Committee
Yphtach Lelkes, Chair
University of Pennsylvania
[email protected]

Sharon Jarvis
University of Texas at Austin
s[email protected]

Abby Jones
University of Pennsylvania
a[email protected]

 


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.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2017

Award Committee
Leticia Bode, Chair
Georgetown University
l[email protected]

Andrew Chadwick
Royal Holloway University
[email protected] 

Deen Freelon
American University
d[email protected]

 



Political Communication Best Article Award

This award recognizes the best article published in the field of political communication in the previous calendar year. A brief statement nominating the paper along with a pdf should be sent to the chair of the award committee. 

Nomination Instructions: Self-nominations are encouraged. Please send a copy of the article, along with a short description of why you believe the article is deserving of the best article award, to Dave Karpf ([email protected]), the committee chair.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2017

 

Award Committee
Dave Karpf, Chair
George Washington University
d[email protected]

Nick Anstead
London School of Economics
[email protected]

Emily Thorson
Boston College
e[email protected]

 



Tom Patterson Best Dissertation Award

One outstanding doctoral dissertation award in political communication may be given annually.  To be considered for the award, the dissertation research must pertain to some aspect of political communication. 

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 2016 will be eligible for the 2017 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, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, via email ([email protected]). The nominating letter should also be send by post to 202 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia PA 19104.

Deadline for nominations:  March 1, 2017

 

Award Committee
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Chair
University of Pennsylvania
[email protected]

Regina Lawrence
University of Oregon
[email protected]

Lauren Copeland
Baldwin Wallace University
[email protected]

 

 


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