Membership

Organized Section: 23. Political Communication

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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 Officers

Chair

Stephen Farnsworth
University of Mary Washington
sfarnswo@umw.edu

Vice Chair

Travis Ridout
Washington State University
tnridout@wsu.edu

Secretary

Kate Kenski
University of Arizona
kkenski@email.arizona.edu

Treasurer

Kate Kenski
University of Arizona
kkenski@email.arizona.edu

Journal Editor

Political Communication
Shanto Iyengar
Stanford University
siyengar@stanford.edu

Newsletter Editor

Political Communication Report
Eike Rinke
University of Mannheim
rinke@uni-mannheim.de

2014 Annual Meeting Program Chair

Israel Waismel-Manor
University of Haifa
wisrael@poli.haifa.ac.il

Council

Term: 09/2012-08/2016
Travis Ridout, Washington State University
Term: 09/2013-08/2015
Christina Holtz-Bacha, University of Erlangen, Nuernberg
Nominations Committee Chair Term: 09/2012-08/2015
Laura Roselle, Elon University

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.

Previous recipients »

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 Stephanie Burkhalter at burkhalter@humboldt.edu.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2014

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 »

Nomination Instructions: The APSA Political Communication Section has proposed that Steven Livingston and David Paletz serve on the 2014 joint awards committee (with ICA’s representatives) to evaluate nominees. Details on the nomination procedures will be listed here when available.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2014

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, 2015

Doris Graber Award

The Doris Graber Award recognizes the best book published on political communication in the last ten years.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2014

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, 2014

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