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Political Communication (Section 23)

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
Website: http://www.politicalcommunication.org/
Newsletter: Political Communication Report

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Section Membership Dues

Student Regular
$0 $8
Section Officers
Chair Tim Groeling, University of California, Los Angeles
Vice-Chair Kim Fridkin, Arizona State University
Secretary/Treasurer Lindsey Meeks, University of Oklahoma
Journal Editor Regina Lawrence, University of Oregon
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2021 Annual Meeting
Division Chair
Young Mie Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Council

Josh Scacco, University of South Florida
Meredith Conroy, California State University, San Bernardino
Cristian Vaccari, Loughborough University

Section Journal

Political Communication

PC_Dec17

Publishes 4 times per year.

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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 »

 

Doris Graber Outstanding Book Award

The Doris Graber Outstanding Book Award is given to the most outstanding book in the field of political communication that was published in the past decade. 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. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Abby Jones (chair) Temple University [email protected]
Sharon Jarvis University of Texas at Austin [email protected]
Bob Boynton University of Iowa [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 or Political Communication preconference. Preference will be given to papers presented in the Political Communication Section. Deadline for nominations: March1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Sean Richey (chair) Georgia State University [email protected]
Mel Atkinson University of North Carolina, Charlotte [email protected]
Alcides Velasquez University of Kansas [email protected]

Timothy E. Cook Best Graduate Student Paper Award

The Timothy E. Cook Award recognizes the best paper on political communication presented by a graduate student at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting or Political Communication pre-conference. Preference will be given to papers presented in the Political Communication Section. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
David Weaver (chair) Boise State University [email protected]
Chrysi Dagoula University of Groningen [email protected]
Emily Sydnor Southwestern University [email protected]

Thomas 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. 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 2018 will be eligible for the 2019 dissertation award). The nominating letter and 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. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Ashley Muddiman (chair) University of Kansas [email protected]
Jill Edy University of Oklahoma [email protected]
Juan Larrosa Fuentes Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente [email protected]

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. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Rosie Clawson (chair) Purdue University [email protected]
Nuri Kim Nanyang Technological University [email protected]
Seth Goldman University of Massachusetts [email protected]

Murray Edelman Lifetime 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. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Sarah Oates (chair) University of Maryland [email protected]
Josh Pasek University of Michigan [email protected]
Eunji Kim Vanderbilt University [email protected]