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Political Communication Section Award Recipients

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Timothy E. Cook Best Graduate Student Paper Award
David Swanson Career Achievement Award
Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award
Doris Graber Outstanding Book Award
Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper Award
Tom E. Patterson Best Dissertation Award
Walter Lippmann Best Published Article Award


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.

2019

Taylor N. Carlson, University of California, San Diego
“Through the Grapevine: Informational Consequences of Interpersonal Communication.”

2018 Marc Trussler, Vanderbilt University
“The Effects of High Information Environments on Local Accountability in the US House of Representatives.”
2018 Kevin Munger, New York University
“Experimentally Reducing Partisan Incivility on Twitter.”
2017 Fabian Neuner, University of Michigan
“From a ‘Central Organizing Idea’ in a Frame to a ‘Central Organizing Idea’ in the Brain: The Psychology of Framing Effects Revisited.”
2016  Nick Anspach, Temple University
"The Inadvertent Audience: How Online Peer Influence Mitigates Selective Exposure." 
2015  Matthew N. Tokeshi, Princeton University
“Countering Implicit Appeals: Which Strategies Work?” 
2014 Brian Weeks, Ohio State University
"Feeling is Believing: The Influence of Emotions on Citizens' False Political Beliefs"
2013 Brian Harrison, PhD Northwestern University
"Bully Partisan or Partisan Bully? Partisanship, Elite Polarization, and U.S. Presidential Communication"
2012 Thomas Leeper, Northwestern University
Learning More from Political Communication Experiments: The Importance of Pretreatment Effects
2012 James Druckman, Northwestern University
Learning More from Political Communication Experiments: The Importance of Pretreatment Effects
2011 Sarah Esralew, Ohio State University
"The Influence of Parodies on Mental Models: Exploring the Tina Fey-Sarah Palin Phenomenon"
2011 Dannagal Young, University of Delaware
"The Influence of Parodies on Mental Models: Exploring the Tina Fey-Sarah Palin Phenomenon"
2010 Dino Christenson, Ohio State University
Learning from Campaigns: Political Information and Context in Presidential Elections
2009 Blake Andrew, McGill University
"Making Broadcast News Headlines: Heuristiv Signals in Television and Public Radio Campaign Coverage"
2008
Chris Weber 
“Exploring the Role of Discrete Emotions in Political Campaigns”
2007 Daniela Stockmann, Leiden University
The New Chinese Media and Public Opinion: Adaptation of a Propaganda Machine or Instrument for Political Change?
2006 Michael Parkin, University of Minnesota
"Engaging with Late Night Comedy's Serious Message: How Late Night Candidate Apperances Affect Young People's Political Decisions"

 


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.

2018 Claes de Vreese, University of Amsterdam
2016  Shanto Iyengar, Stanford University 
2014 Patricia Moy, University of Washington
2012 David Paletz, Duke University
2010  Doris Graber, University of Illinois at Chicago
2008 Wolfgang Donsbach, Technical University of Dresden
2006 Ann Crigler, University of Southern California

 


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.

2019 Paolo Mancini, Università di Perugia
2019 Ann Crigler, University of Southern California
2017 Gadi Wolfsted, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2015    John ZallerUniversity of California, Los Angeles
2013 Denis McQuail, University of Amsterdam
2011 Diana Mutz, University of Pennsylvania
2009 Daniel Hallin, University of California, San Diego
2008 Michael X. Delli Carpini, University of Pennsylvania 
2007 Marion Just, Wellsley College
2007 W. Neuman, University of Michigan
2006 Robert Entman, George Washington University
2005 Jay Blumler, University of Leeds
2005 Michael Gurevitch, University of Maryland
2004 Michael Schudson, Columbia University
2003 W. Bennett, University of Washington
2002 Thomas Patterson, Harvard University
2001 Steven Chaffee, University of California at Santa Barbara
2001 Jack McLeod, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2000 Roderick Hart, University of Texas
1999 Bernard Cohen, University of Wisconsin
1998 Shanto Iyengar, University of California, Los Angeles
1997 Ellen Mickiewicz, Duke University
1996 Maxwell McCombs, University of Texas-Austin
1996 Donald Shaw, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1995 Kathleen Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania
1994 Gladys Lang, University of Washington
1994 Kurt Lang, University of Washington
1993 Elihu Katz, Guttman Institute of Applied Social Research, Jerusalem, Israel
1992 Doris Graber, University of Illinois, Chicago

 


Doris Graber Award

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

2019

Matthew Hindman, George Washington University
The Myth of Digital Democracy. Princeton University Press, 2009.

2018 Amber Boystun, University of California Davis
Making the News: Politics, the Media & Agenda Setting. University of Chicago Press, 2013.
2017 Diana Mutz, University of Pennsylvania
In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media. Princeton University Press, 2015.
2014   Rasmus Nielsen, Roskilde University
Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2012)
2013 Susan Herbst, University of Connecticut
Rude Democracy: Civility and Incivility in American Politics (Temple University Press 2010)
2012 Robert Huckfeldt, University of California, Davis
Political Disagreement: The Survival of Diverse Opinions within Communication Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
2012 Paul Johnson, University of California, Davis
Political Disagreement: The Survival of Diverse Opinions within Communication Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
2012 John Sprague, Washington University
Political Disagreement: The Survival of Diverse Opinions within Communication Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2004
2011 Robert Entman, George Washington University
Projections of Power: Framing News, Public Opinion, and U.S. Foreign Policy
2010 Markus Prior
Post-Broadcast Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
2009 Roderick Hart, University of Texas
Campaign Talk: Why Elections are Good for Us (Princeton University Press)
2008 Kirsten A. Foot, University of Washington
Web Campaigning
2008 Steven M. Schneider, SUNY Institute of Technology
Web Campaigning
2007 Joseph Cappella, University of Pennsylvania
The Press and the Public Good
2007 Kathleen Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania
The Press and the Public Good
2006 Pippa Norris, Harvard University
A Virtuous Circle (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
2003 Marion Just, Wellesly College
Crosstalk : Citizens, Candidates, and the Media in a Presidential Campaign
2003 Ann Crigler, University of Southern California
Crosstalk : Citizens, Candidates, and the Media in a Presidential Campaign
2003 Dean Alger
Crosstalk : Citizens, Candidates, and the Media in a Presidential Campaign
2003 Timothy Cook, Lousiana State University
Crosstalk : Citizens, Candidates, and the Media in a Presidential Campaign
2003 Darrell West, Brown University
Crosstalk : Citizens, Candidates, and the Media in a Presidential Campaign
2003 Montague Kern, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Crosstalk: Citizens, Candidates, and the Media in a Presidential Campaign
2002 Thomas Patterson, Harvard University
Out Of Order
2001 John Zaller, University of California at Los Angeles
The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion
2000 William Gamson, Boston College
Talking Politics

 


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.

2019 Christopher Bail, Duke University
“Exposure to Opposing Views Can Increase Political Polarization: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment on Social Media.” 
2019

Lisa Argyle, Princeton University
“Exposure to Opposing Views Can Increase Political Polarization: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment on Social Media.” 

2019 Taylor Brown, Duke University
“Exposure to Opposing Views Can Increase Political Polarization: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment on Social Media.” 
2019 John Bumpus, Duke University
“Exposure to Opposing Views Can Increase Political Polarization: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment on Social Media.” 
2019 Haohan Chen, Duke University
“Exposure to Opposing Views Can Increase Political Polarization: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment on Social Media.” 
2019 M.B. Fallin Hunzaker, New York University
“Exposure to Opposing Views Can Increase Political Polarization: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment on Social Media.” 
2019 Jaemin Lee, Duke University
“Exposure to Opposing Views Can Increase Political Polarization: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment on Social Media.” 
2019 Marcus Mann, Duke University
“Exposure to Opposing Views Can Increase Political Polarization: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment on Social Media.” 
2019 Friedolin Merhout, Duke University
“Exposure to Opposing Views Can Increase Political Polarization: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment on Social Media.” 
2019 Alexander Volfovsky, Duke University
“Exposure to Opposing Views Can Increase Political Polarization: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment on Social Media.” 
2018 Thomas J. Leeper, London School of Economics
“Can Citizens Be Framed? How Information More than Emphasis Changes Political Opinions.”
2018 Rune Slothuus, Aarhus University
“Can Citizens Be Framed? How Information More than Emphasis Changes Political Opinions.”
2017 Brendan J. Nyhan, Dartmouth University
“Do People Actually Learn from Fact- Checking? Evidence from a Longitudinal Study during the 2014 Campaign.”
2017 Jason Reifler, University of Exeter
“Do People Actually Learn from Fact- Checking? Evidence from a Longitudinal Study during the 2014 Campaign.”
2016    Yanna Krupnikov, Stony Brook University
"Citizen Engagement (and Disengagement) in Response to Social Ills."
2016  Adam Seth Levine, Cornell University
"Citizen Engagement (and Disengagement) in Response to Social Ills."
2015  Joanne M. Miller, University of Minnesota
“Conspiracy Endorsement as Motivated Reasoning: The Roles of Political Knowledge and Trust” 
2015  Kyle L. Saunders, Colorado State University
“Conspiracy Endorsement as Motivated Reasoning: The Roles of Political Knowledge and Trust” 
2015  Christina Farhart, University of Minnesota
“Conspiracy Endorsement as Motivated Reasoning: The Roles of Political Knowledge and Trust” 
2014 Tali Mendelberg, Princeton University
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"
2014 Christopher Karpowitz, Brigham Young University
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"
2014 John Oliphant, Princeton University
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"
2013 James Druckman, Northwestern University
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"
2013 Erik Peterson, Oregon Institute of Technology
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"
2013 Rune Slothuus, Aarhus University
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"
2012 Tali Mendelberg, Princeton University
"Do Women Deliberate with a Distinctive Voice? How Decision Rules and Group Gender Composition Affect the Content of Deliberation"
2012 Christopher Karpowitz, Brigham Young University
"Do Women Deliberate with a Distinctive Voice? How Decision Rules and Group Gender Composition Affect the Content of Deliberation"
2011 Kevin Arceneaux, Temple University
"Does Media Fragmentation Produce Mass Polarization? Selective Exposure and a New Era of Minimal Effects
2011 Martin Johnson, University of California, Riverside
"Does Media Fragmentation Produce Mass Polarization? Selective Exposure and a New Era of Minimal Effects"
2010 Jamie Druckman,
“Timeless Strategy Meets New Medium: Going Negative on Congressional Campaign Websites, 2002-2006.”
2010  Martin Kifer 
“Timeless Strategy Meets New Medium: Going Negative on Congressional Campaign Websites, 2002-2006.”
2010 Michael Parkin  
“Timeless Strategy Meets New Medium: Going Negative on Congressional Campaign Websites, 2002-2006.”
2009 Scott Althaus, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing of Casualties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
2009 Christopher Tiwald, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing Casulties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
2009 Svitlana Chernykh, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing Casulaties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
2009 David Hendry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing of Casualties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
2009 Sergio Wals, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing of Casualties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
2009 Nathaniel Swigger, Ohio State University
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newpaper Framing of Casualties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
2008 Seth J. Hill
“The Duration of Advertising Effects in Political Campaigns”
2008 James Lo
“The Duration of Advertising Effects in Political Campaigns”
2008 Lynn Vavreck
“The Duration of Advertising Effects in Political Campaigns”
2008 John Zaller
“The Duration of Advertising Effects in Political Campaigns”
2007 T.K. Ahn, Florida State University
Information Costs, Information Sources, and the Implications for Democratic Politics
2007 Robert Huckfeldt, University of California, Davis
Information Costs, Information Sources, and the Implications for Democratic Politics
2007 John Ryan, University of California, Davis
Information Costs, Information Sources, and the Implications for Democratic Politics
2006 Jennifer Jerit, Florida State University
"Reform, Rescue, or Run Out of Money? Problem Definitions in the Social Security Reform Debate"
2004 Kenneth Goldstein, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-Authored with Charles Franklin, Matt Hale, and Daniel Stevens, "Political Information Flows and their Effects in the 2002 Elections," presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.
2004 Charles Franklin, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-Authored withKenneth Goldstein, Matt Hale, and Daniel Stevens, "Political Information Flows and their Effects in the 2002 Elections," presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.
2004 Matthew Hale, Seton Hall University
Co-Authored with Kenneth Goldstein, Charles Franklin, and Daniel Stevens, "Political Information Flows and their Effects in the 2002 Elections," presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.
2004 Daniel Stevens, University of Miami
Co-Authored with Charles Franklin, Matt Hale, and Kenneth Goldstein, "Political Information Flows and their Effects in the 2002 Elections," presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.
2003 Matthew Baum, University of California, Los Angeles
"Making Politics Fun: What Happens When Presidential Candidates Hit the Talk Show Circuit"
2002 Roderick P. Hart 
"Reconstructing a Presidency: A Linguistic Map."
2002  J. Kanan Sawyer
"Reconstructing a Presidency: A Linguistic Map."
2001 Scott Althaus, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
"Agenda Setting and the 'New' News"
2001 David Tewksbury, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
"Agenda Setting and the 'New' News"
2000 Milton Lodge Dr., Stony Brook University
"The Political Consequences of Motivated Reasoning: Partisan Bias in Information Processing"
2000 Charles Tabor, Stonybrook University
"The Political Consequences of Motivated Reasoning: Partisan Bias in Information Processing"
2000 Aron Galonsky, Stonybrook University
"The Political Consequences of Motivated Reasoning: Partisan Bias in Information Processing"
1999 Nicholas Valentino, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Who Are We on Election Day? Crime News and the Priming of Group Identities during Candidate Evaluation"
1998 Marion Just, Wellesley College
"Emotional Interactions With the Campaign: A Constructionalist Approach to Campaign Effects."
1998 Ann Crigler, University of Southern California
"Emotional Interactions With the Campaign: A Constructionalist Approach to Campaign Effects."
1997  Larry Bartels, Princeton University
"Politicians and the Press: Who Leads Who Follows?"
1996 Thomas Patterson, Syracuse University
"News Decisions: Journalists as Partisan Actors"
1995 Timothy Cook, Williams College
"The Fourth Branch and the Other Three: The Washington News Media and The Politics of Shared Power"
1994 Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia
"The Dynamics of Referendum Preferences: Canada 1992"
1994 Elisabeth Gidengil, McGill University
"The Dynamics of Referendum Preferences: Canada 1992"
1994 Neil Neveitte, Calgary University
"The Dynamics of Referendum Preferences: Canada 1992"
1993 Ann Crigler, University of Southern California
"Character, Issues, and Performance: The Discourses of Voters, Candidates, and Media in the 1992 Presidential Campaign"
1992 John Zaller, University of California at Los Angeles
"Information and Incumbency Advantage in Congressional Elections"
1991 Diana Mutz, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Information and the Politicization of Personal Experience"
 

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.

2019

Fabian Guy Neuner, University of Michigan
“Elite Framing and the Legitimacy of Global Governance.” University of Michigan.

2018 Juan Larosa Fuentes, Temple University
“Communication and the Body Politic: Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign in Philadelphia’s Latino Community.” Temple University, 2017.
2018 Katie McCabe, Princeton University
“The Consequences of Imperfect Partisanship for Political Decisions.” Princeton University, 2017.
2017   Benjamin Toff, University of Wisconsin, Madison
“The Blind Scorekeepers: Journalism, Polling and the Battle to Define Public Opinion in American Politics.”

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.

2019 Johanna Dunaway, Texas A&M University
“News Attention in a Mobile Era.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 23(2): 107–124.
2019 Kathleen Searles, Louisiana State University
“News Attention in a Mobile Era.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 23(2): 107–124.
2019 Mingxiao Sui, Ferrum College
“News Attention in a Mobile Era.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 23(2): 107–124.
2019 Newly Paul, Appalachian State University
“News Attention in a Mobile Era.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 23(2): 107–124.
2018   Jessica T. Feezell, University of New Mexico
“Agenda-Setting Through Social Media: The Importance of Incidental News Exposure and Social Filtering in the Digital Era.” Political Research Quarterly. 2017.
2017 Leticia Bode, Georgetown University
“Political News in the News: Learning Politics from Social Media.” Mass Communication and Society 19(1): 24–48.