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

Travis Ridout
Washington State University
tnridout@wsu.edu
Travis Ridout
Washington State University
tnridout@wsu.edu

Chair Elect

Johanna Dunaway
Louisiana State University
jdunaway@lsu.edu

Vice Chair

Johanna Dunaway
Louisiana State University
jdunaway@lsu.edu
Johanna Dunaway
Louisiana State University
jdunaway@lsu.edu

Secretary

C. Danielle Vinson
Furman University
danielle.vinson@furman.edu

Treasurer

C. Danielle Vinson
Furman University
danielle.vinson@furman.edu

Journal Editor

Political Communication
Claes de Vreese
University of Amsterdam
c.h.devreese@uva.nl

Newsletter Editor

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

At-Large Member of Executive Committee

Amber Boydstun
University of California, Davis
aboydstun@ucdavis.edu

Michael Traugott
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
mtrau@umich.edu

2015 Annual Meeting Program Chair

Danny Hayes
George Washington University
dwh@gwu.edu
Philip Habel
University of Glasgow
philiphabel@gmail.com

Council

Term: 09/2013-08/2015
Christina Holtz-Bacha, University of Erlangen, Nuernberg
Term: 09/2012-08/2016
Travis Ridout, Washington State University
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

Award Committee

Brian Harrison, Chair
Yale University
brfharrison@gmail.com
Kathleen Searles
Louisiana State University
ksearles@lsu.edu
Christine Williams
Bentley University
cwilliams@bentley.edu

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

Award Committee

Scott McClurg, Chair
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
mcclurg@siu.edu
Andrew Chadwick
University of London, Royal Holloway
andrew.chadwick@rhul.ac.uk
Diana Mutz
University of Pennsylvania
mutz@sas.upenn.edu

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

Award Committee

Kate Kenski, Chair
University of Arizona
kkenski@email.arizona.edu
Heather Evans
Sam Houston State University
hke002@shsu.edu
David Karpf
davekarpf@gmail.com

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

Award Committee

Kenneth Rogerson, Chair
Duke University
rogerson@duke.edu
James Fielder
Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency
thebigpigeon@yahoo.com
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