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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
Yearly membership dues: Free for students and $8.00 for other members.
Website: http://www.politicalcommunication.org/
Journal: Political Communication
Newsletter: Political Communication Report

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Section Officers

Chair
Kate Kenski
University of Arizona

Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Tim Groeling
University of California, Los Angeles

Secretary
Ashley Muddiman
University of Kansas

Treasurer
Ashley Muddiman
University of Kansas

 

Journal Editors
Political Communication
Claes de Vreese
University of Amsterdam
[email protected]

 

2020 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Michael Wagner
University of Wisconsin, Madison
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At-Large Members of Executive Committee
Devra Moehler
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Costas Panagopoulos
Northeastern University
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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 »

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.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

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 the chair of the award committee.

Award Committee:
Rachel Gibson, University of Manchester
[email protected]

Scott Althaus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
[email protected]

Eunji Kim, Vanderbilt University
[email protected]
 

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.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

Award Committee:
TBA

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.

Deadline for nominations: Not offered in 2020

 

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, 2020

Nomination Instructions: The nominated book should be sent to all three members of the award committee.

Award Committee:
Daniel Hallin, University of California, San Diego
[email protected]

Sean Westwood, Dartmouth College
[email protected]

Meredith Conroy, California State University, San Bernardino
[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.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

Award Committee:
Cara Wong, University of Illinois
[email protected]

Christina Farhart, Carleton College
[email protected]

Chris Wells, Boston University
[email protected]

 

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.

Nomination Instructions: 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 2017 will be eligible for the 2018 dissertation award). 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, 2020

Award Committee:
Philip Habel, University of South Alabama
[email protected]

Jonathan Nagler, New York University
[email protected]

Nuri Kim, Nanyang Technical University
[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, 2020

Award Committee:
Jessica Baldwin-Philipi, Fordham University
[email protected]

Andrew Guess, Princeton University
[email protected]

Seth Goldman, University of Massachusets, Amherst
[email protected]
 

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