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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, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Eunji Kim (Chair) Vanderbilt University [email protected]
Bethany Albertson The University of Texas at Austin [email protected]
Babak Bahador George Washington University [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, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Anthony Gierzynski (Chair) University of Vermont [email protected]
Sumitra Badrinathan University of Oxford [email protected]
Annelise Russell University of Kentucky [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, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Katherine Haenschen (Chair) Northeastern University [email protected]
Fernando Feitosa McGill University [email protected]
Aysenur Dal Bilkent 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 2021 will be eligible for the 2022 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, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Emily Sydnor (Chair) Southwestern University [email protected]
Yini Zhang University of Buffalo [email protected]
Dan Myers University of Minnesota [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, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Fabian Neuner (Chair) Arizona State University [email protected]
Jason Coronel Ohio State University [email protected]
Jennifer Oser Ben-Gurion University of the Negev [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: Not Awarded in 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Not Awarded in 2022 Not Awarded in 2022 Not Awarded in 2022


David Swanson Award for Service to Political Communication Scholarship

The David Swanson Award for Service to Political Communication Scholarship 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.
 

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
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