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Information Technology and Politics Section Award Recipients

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Best Book Award
Best Conference Paper
Best Dissertation Award
Best Published Article Award
Best Instructional Software Award
Best Research Software Award

Best Website Award
Instructional Web Application Award
Outstanding Political Science Computer Software Award
Best Panel, Strategic Narrative in International Politics


Best Book Award

The Best Book Award recognizes the best book in the area of Information Technology and Politics. The contest is limited to books published in the previous calendar year.

2018 Joel Penney, Montclair State University
The Citizen Marketer: Promoting Political Opinion in the Social Media Age. Oxford University Press.
2017  Daniel Kreiss, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Prototype Politics: Technology-Intensive Campaigning and the Data of Democracy. Oxford University Press, 2016. 
2016  Eitan Hersch, Yale University
Hacking the Electorate: How Campaigns Perceive Voters. Cambridge University Press, 2015 
2015  Catie Bailard, George Washington University
Democracy's Double-Edged Sword: How Internet Use Changes Citizens' Views of their Government. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. 
2014 Andrew Chadwick, University of London
The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power. Oxford University Press, 2013.
2013 David Karpf, George Washington University
The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy. Oxford University Press, 2012.
2012 J.P. Singh, Georgetown University
Globalized Arts: The Entertainment Economy and Cultural Identity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.
2010 Stephen Coleman, University of Leeds
The Internet and Democratic Citizenship: Theory, Practice and Policy. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
2010   Jay Blumler, University of Leeds
The Internet and Democratic Citizenship: Theory, Practice and Policy. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

 


Best Conference Paper Award

The Best Conference Paper Award recognizes the best conference paper in the area of information technology and politics. The contest is limited to articles presented at conferences in the previous calendar year.

2018 Shelley Boulianne, MacEwan University
“Twenty years, thirty-five countries: Digital media effects on participation.”
2018

Honorable Mention
Andrew Guess, Princeton University
Brendan Nyhan, University of Michigan
Jason Reifler, University of Exeter
“Inside the fake news bubble? Consumption of online fake news in the 2016 US Election.”

2017  Hannah Chapman, University of Wisconsin - Madison
"Shoring Up Autocracy: Participatory Technologies and Regime Support in Putin's Russia."
2016  Yannis Theocharis, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research
“A Bad Workman Blames his Tweets.” 
2016  Pablo Barberá, New York University
“A Bad Workman Blames his Tweets.” 
2016  Zoltán Fazekas, University of Southern Denmark
“A Bad Workman Blames his Tweets.” 
2016  Sebastian Adrian Popa, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research
“A Bad Workman Blames his Tweets.” 
2015  Natalie Jomini Stroud, University of Texas, Austin
“Can News Comment Sections Be More Deliberative?” 
2015  Joshua M. Scacco, Purdue University
“Can News Comment Sections Be More Deliberative?” 
2015  Ashley Muddiman, University of Wyoming
“Can News Comment Sections Be More Deliberative?” 
2015  Alexander L. Curry, University of Texas, Austin
“Can News Comment Sections Be More Deliberative?” 
2015  Honorable Mention
Kevin Wallsten, California State University
“Persuasion from Below? An Experimental Assessment of the Impact of Anonymous Comments Sections on New Reader Attitudes” 
2015  Honorable Mention
Melinda Tarsi, Bridgewater State University
“Persuasion from Below? An Experimental Assessment of the Impact of Anonymous Comments Sections on New Reader Attitudes” 
2014  Gabriella Sacramone-Lutz, Columbia University 
"Does Information Technology Flatten Interest Articulation?"
2014  Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University 
"Does Information Technology Flatten Interest Articulation?"
2014   Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania
"Does Information Technology Flatten Interest Articulation?"
2012 Christopher Mascaro, Drexel University
The Daily Brew: The Structural Evolution of the Coffee Party on Facebook (presented during the 2010 United States Midterm Election Season)
2012 Sean Goggins, Drexel University
The Daily Brew: The Structural Evolution of the Coffee Party on Facebook (presented during the 2010 United States Midterm Election Season)
2012 Alison Novak, Drexel University

"The Daily Brew: The Structural Evolution of the Coffee Party on Facebook (presented during the 2010 United States Midterm Election Season)

2010 Jessica Feezell, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Facebook is...Fostering Political Engagement: a Study of Online Social Networking Groups and Offline Participation." 
2010 Meredith Conroy, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Facebook is...Fostering Political Engagement: a Study of Online Social Networking Groups and Offline Participation."
2010 Mario Guerrero, University of California, Santa Barbara

"Facebook is..Fostering Political Engagement: a Study of Online Social Networking Groups and Offline Participation."

2007 Kevin Wallsten, University of California, Berkeley

 


Best Dissertation Award

The Best Disseration Award recognizes the best dissertation in the area of Information Technology and Politics.

2018   Juan S. Larrosa-Fuentes, Temple University
“Communication and the Body Politic: Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign in Philadelphia’s Latino Community.”
2018

Honorable Mention
Chrysi Dagoula, University of Sheffield
“The Ongoing Structural Transformations of the Digital Public Sphere(s): The Role of Journalism.”

2016  David Benson, Southern Methodist University
“The Internet Effect: How Authoritarian Governments use Internet Communication Technologies to Maintain Control of States.” 
2015  Andreas Jungherr, University of Bamberg
“The Use of Twitter in the Analysis of Political Phenomena” 
2014 Jun Liu, University of Copenhagen
"How Chinese People Use Mobile Phones to Change Politics and Democracy."
2013 Leticia Bode, University of Wisconsin and Georgetown University
"Political Information 2.0: A Study in Political Learning Via Social Media"
2012 Daniel Ross, York University
"The Political Economy of Free and Open Source Software" (Completed at York University; advised b y George Comninel)

Best Information Technology & Politics Article Award

The Best Published Article Award recognizes the best scholarly article published about Information Technology and Politics. The contest is limited to articles published in the calendar year. The winner will receive a certificate and a check for the cost of one year’s membership in the APSA and the ITP section. 

2018   Homero Gil de Zúñiga, University of Vienna
“Effects of the News-Finds-Me Perception in Communication: Social Media Use Implications for News Seeking and Learning About Politics.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
2018 Brian Weeks, University of Michigan
“Effects of the News-Finds-Me Perception in Communication: Social Media Use Implications for News Seeking and Learning About Politics.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
2018 Alberto Ardèvol-Abreu, Universidad de la Laguna
“Effects of the News-Finds-Me Perception in Communication: Social Media Use Implications for News Seeking and Learning About Politics.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
2017  Cristian Vaccari, University of London, Royal Holloway
"Online Mobilization in Comparative Perspective: Digital appeals and political engagement in Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom." Political Communication34(1):69-88.
2016  Pablo Barberá, New York University
“Birds of the Same Feather Tweet Together: Bayesian Ideal Point Estimation Using Twitter Data.” Political Analysis, 23(1), 76-91. 
2014 Pablo Rey Mazon, pageonex.com
2013 Yochai Benkler, Harvard University
A Tale of two Blogospheres Discursive Practices on the Left and Right (American Behavioral Scientist April 2012 vol 56 no 4 pages 459-487)
2013 Aaron Shaw, UC Berkeley and Harvard University
A Tale of two Blogospheres Discursive Practices on the Left and Right (American Behavioral Scientist April 2012 vol 56 no 4 pages 459-487)
2007 Brian Krueger, University of Rhode Island
 

Best Instructional Software Award

The Best Instructional Software Award recognizes a work that enhances the teaching of political science through the use of technology.

2013   George Boynton, University of Iowa
Samuel Best, University of Connecticut
Brian Krueger, University of Rhode Island
Jeffrey Ladewig, University of Connecticut
Clifford Vickrey, University of Connecticut
http://www.quickcount.us
2007 Roy Rosenzweig, George Mason University
1998 David Smetters, MicroCase Corporation
"Explorit"
1997 Kent Portney, Tufts University
"Crime and Punishment"
Jerry Goldman, Northwestern University
"Crime and Punishment"
1995 G. Garson, North Carolina State University
"American Government Simulations"
1994 Marc Triebwasser, Central Connecticut State University
"The American Government Interactive Videodisc"
1992 Kenneth Janda, Northwestern University
"IDEAlog: A Computer Program for Analyzing Political Values"
Jerry Goldman, Northwestern University
"IDEAlog: A Computer Program for Analyzing Political Values"
 Dennis Hartman, Northwestern University
"IDEAlog: A Computer Program for Analyzing Political Values"
Michael Rich, Brown University
"STATMASTER: A Computer Guide to Interpreting SPSS"
Jack Combs, Brown University
"STATMASTER: A Computer Guide to Interpreting SPSS"

Best Research Software Award

 The Best Research Software Award recognizes a work that contributes to the furtherance of research in the field as well as improvement of research.

2012    Derrick Cogburn, American University
IDPP Cyberinfrastructure
Micah Altman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
DistrictBuilder
Michael McDonald, George Mason University
DistrictBuilder
1998 D. Scott Bennett, Pennsylvania State University
"EUGene"
Allan Stam, Yale University
"EUGene"
1997 Kenneth Benoit, Harvard University
"Ezl: An (Easy) Program for Ecological Inference"
Gary King, Harvard University
"Ezl: An (Easy) Program for Ecological Inference"
1995 Philip Schrodt, University of Kansas
"KEDS: Kansas Event Data System"
1994 Gary King, Harvard University
"COUNT: A Program for Estimating Event Count and Duration Regression Models"
1992 Andrew Gelman, University of California, Berkeley
"JudgeIt: A Computer Program for Evaluating Electoral Systems and Redistricting"
Gary King, Harvard University
"JudgeIt: A Computer Program for Evaluating Electoral Systems and Redistricting"
1991 Michael Vasu, North Carolina State University
"SocStatSim"
Ellen Vasu, North Carolina State University
"SocStatSim"

Best Website Award

The Best Political Science Website or Software Award recognizes the website or software, which contributes to research and/or teaching in political science.

2010    Chirag Shah, Rutgers, The State University
Context Miner http://contextminer.com/index.php
2006 Charles Prysby, University of North Carolina
Voting Behavior: The 2004 Election
Carmine Scavo, East Carolina University
Voting Behavior: The 2004 Election
2002 John Wilkerson, University of Washington
Legislative Simulator depts.washington.edu
Dirksen Congressional Center
www.dirksencongressionalcenter.org
LEGSIM
http://depts.washington.edu/
2001 Teaching Human Rights Online
www.oz.uc.edu/thro
2000 Center for Responsive Politics
www.OpenSecrets.org
1998 Project Vote Smart

 


Instructional Web Application Award

2007    Bryan Jones, University of Washington
Policy Agendas Project
2000 Warner Institute for Education in Democracy
http://www.unicam.state.ne.us/focus/

 


Outstanding Political Science Computer Software Award

The Outstanding Political Science Computer Software Award recognizing excellence in the creation of political science computer software for classroom or research applications.

2014    Pablo Rey Mazon, PageoneX
2007  John Wilkerson, University of Washington
Policy Agendas Project
Frank Baumgartner, Penn State University
Policy Agendas Project
2000 Michael Corbett, Ball State University
"Poli-Tutor"
University of California, Berkeley
"Computer-Assisted Survey Methods Program," http://csa.berkeley.edu/
1991  Bahram Farzanegan, University of North Carolina, Ashville
"ISN4"
1990  Philip Schrodt, University of Kansas
"Crosstabs"

 


Best Panel, Strategic Narrative in International Politics

2014    Ken Rogerson, Chair
Sarah A. Oates, Discussant
Laura Roselle, Panelist
Ben O'Loughline, Panelist
Robin Christoper Brown, Panelist
Cristina Archetti, Panelist
Allister John Miskimmon, Panelist
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