Political Communication Division Awards
Doris A. Graber Oustanding Book Award
2018 - Amber E. Boydstun, Making the News: Politics, the Media and Agenda Setting [Publisher]
2016 - Regina Lawrence, Steven Livingston, and Lance Bennett, When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina [Publisher]
2015 - Ted Brader, Campaigning for Hearts and Minds: How Emotional Appeals in Political Ads Work [Publisher]
2014 - Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns [Publisher]
2013 - Susan Herbst, Rude Democracy: Civility and Incivility in American Politics [Publisher]
2012 - Robert Huckfeldt, Paul E. Johnson, and John Sprague, Political Disagreement: The Survival of Diverse Opinions within Communication Networks [Publisher]
2011 - Robert M. Entman, Projections of Power: Framing News, Public Opinion and US Foreign Policy [Publisher]
2010 - Markus Prior, Post-Broadcast Democracy: How Media Choice Increases Inequality in Political Involvement and Polarizes Elections [Publisher]
2009 - Roderick P. Hart, Campaign Talk: Why Elections Are Good for Us [Publisher]
2008 - Kirsten A. Foot and Steven M. Schneider, Web Campaigning [Publisher]
2007 - Joseph N. Cappella and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Spiral of Cynicism: The Press and the Public Good [Publisher]
2006 - Pippa Norris, A Virtuous Circle [Publisher]
2004 - Timothy E. Cook, Governing With the News: The News as a Political Institution [Publisher]
2003 - Marion R. Just, Ann N. Crigler, Dean E. Alger, Timothy E. Cook, Montague Kern, and Darrell M. West, Crosstalk: Citizens, Candidates, and the Media in a Presidential Campaign [Publisher]
2002 - Thomas Patterson, Out of Order [Publisher]
2001 - John Zaller, The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion [Publisher]
2000 - William A. Gamson, Talking Politics [Publisher]
Best Article of the Year Award
2018 - Jessica T. Feezell, "Agenda-Setting Through Social Media: The Importance of Incidental News Exposure and Social Filtering in the Digital Era," published in Political Research Quarterly [Publisher]
2016 - Cristian Vaccari, Andrew Chadwick, Ben O’Loughlin, "Dual Screening the Political: Media Events, Social Media, and Citizen Engagement," published in Journal of Communication [Publisher]
Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper Award
2018 - Thomas J. Leeper and Rune Slothuus, “Can Citizens Be Framed? How Information More than Emphasis Changes Political Opinions.”
2016 - Yanna Krupnikov and Adam Seth Levine, "Citizen Engagement (and Disengagement) in Response to Social Ills."
2015 - Joanne M. Miller, Kyle L. Saunders, and Christina Farhart, "Conspiracy Endorsement as Motivated Reasoning: The Roles of Political Knowledge and Trust."
2014 - Tali Mendelberg, Christopher F. Karpowitz, and John Oliphant, "Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction."
2013 - James N. Druckman, Erik Peterson, and Rune Slothuus, "How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation."
2012 - Tali Mendelberg and Christopher F. Karpowitz, "Do Women Deliberate with a Distinctive Voice? How Decision Rules and Group Gender Composition Affect the Content of Deliberation."
2011 - Kevin Arceneaux and Martin Johnson, "Does Media Fragmentation Produce Mass Polarization? Selective Exposure and a New Era of Minimal Effects."
2010 - James N. Druckman, Martin J. Kifer and Michael Parkin, “Timeless Strategy Meets New Medium: Going Negative on Congressional Campaign Websites, 2002-2006.”
2009 - Scott L. Althaus, Nathaniel Swigger, Christopher Tiwald, Svitlana Chernykh, David J. Hendry, and Sergio C. Wals, "Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing of Casualties from World War One to Gulf War Two."
2008 - Seth J. Hill, James Lo, Lynn Vavreck, and John Zaller, “The Duration of Advertising Effects in Political Campaigns.”
2007 - T.K. Ahn, Robert Huckfeldt, and John B. Ryan, "Information Costs, Information Sources, and the Implications for Democratic Politics."
2006 - Jennifer Jerit, "Reform, Rescue, or Run Out of Money? Problem Definitions in the Social Security Reform Debate."
2004 - Kenneth Goldstein, Charles H. Franklin, Matthew Hale, and Daniel Stevens, "Political Information Flows and Their Effects in the 2002 Elections."
2003 - Matthew A. Baum, "Making Politics Fun: What Happens When Presidents Hit the Talkshow Circuit."
2002 - Roderick P. Hart and J. Kanan Sawyer, "Reconstructing a Presidency: A Linguistic Map."
2001 - Scott L. Althaus and David Tewksbury, "Agenda Setting and the "New" News."
2000 - Milton Lodge, Charles Taber, and Aron Chase Galonsky, "The Political Consequences of Motivated Reasoning: Partisan Bias in Information Processing."
1999 - Nicholas A. Valentino, "Who Are We On Election Day? Crime News and the Priming of Group Identities During Candidate Evaluation."
1998 - Marion R. Just and Ann N. Crigler, "Emotional Interactions With the Campaign: A Constructionist Approach to Campaign Effects."
1997 - Larry M. Bartels, "Politicians and the Press: Who Leads, Who Follows?"
1996 - Thomas E. Patterson, "News Decisions: Journalists as Partisan Actors."
1995 - Timothy E. Cook, "The Fourth Branch and the Other Three: The Washington News Media and The Politics of Shared Power."
1994 - Richard Johnston, Elisabeth Gidengil, and Neil Nevitte, "The Dynamics of Referendum Preferences: Canada 1992."
1993 - Ann N. Crigler, "Character, Issues, and Performance: The Discourses of Voters, Candidates, and Media in the 1992 Presidential Campaign."
1992 - John Zaller, "Information and Incumbency Advantage in Congressional Elections."
1991 - Diana C. Mutz, "Information and the Politicization of Personal Experience."
Best Dissertation Award
2018 - Katie McCabe, "The Consequences of Imperfect Partisanship for Political Decisions," [Link] and Juan Larosa Fuentes, "Communication and the Body Politic: Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign in Philadelphia’s Latino Community." [Link]
2016 - Emily Sydnor, "Fighting Words and Fiery Tone: The Interaction of Political Incivility and Psychological Conflict Orientation." [Link]
2015 - Margaret (Molly) E. Roberts, "Fear, Friction, and Flooding: Methods of Online Information Control." [Link]
Timothy Cook Best Graduate Student Paper Award
2018 - Kevin Munger, "Experimentally Reducing Partisan Incivility on Twitter," and Mark Trussler, "The Effects of High Information Environments on Local Accountability in the US House of Representatives.”
2016 - Nick Anspach, "The Inadvertent Audience: How Online Peer Influence Mitigates Selective Exposure"
2015 - Matthew N. Tokeshi, "Countering Implicit Appeals: Which Strategies Work?"
2014 - Brian Weeks, "Feeling is Believing: The Influence of Emotions on Citizens' False Political Beliefs."
2013 - Brian Harrison, "Bully Partisan or Partisan Bully? Partisanship, Elite Polarization, and U.S. Presidential Communication."
2012 - Thomas J. Leeper and James N. Druckman, "Learning More from Political Communication Experiments: The Importance of Pretreatment Effects."
2011 - Sarah Esralew and Dannagal Young, "The Influence of Parodies on Mental Models: Exploring the Tina Fey - Sarah Palin Phenomenon."
2010 - Dino Christenson, “Learning from Campaigns: Political Information and Context in Presidential Elections.”
2009 - Blake Andrew, "Making Broadcast News Headlines: Heuristic Signals in Campaign Coverage."
2008 - Christopher Weber, “Exploring the Role of Discrete Emotions in Political Campaigns”
2007 - Daniela Stockmann, "The New Chinese Media and Public Opinion: Adaptation of a Propaganda Machine or Instrument for Political Change?"
2006 - Michael Parkin, "Engaging with Late Night Comedy's Serious Message: How Late Night Candidate Apperances Affect Young People's Political Decisions."
Graduate Student Travel Awards
2016 - Kylee Britzman, Shannon McGregor, Christine Filer, Hailey Hyun-kyung Oh
Open Travel Awards
2016 - Kevin K. Banda, Shelley Boulianne, Philip Habel, Heather E. Hodges, Taberez Ahmed Neyazi
Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award
2015 - John Zaller, University of California, Los Angeles
2013 - Denis McQuail, University of Amsterdam
2011 - Diana C. Mutz, University of Pennsylvania
2009 - Daniel C. Hallin, University of California, San Diego
2008 - Michael X. Delli Carpini, University of Pennsylvania
2007 - Marion R. Just, Wellesley College, & W. Russell Neuman, University of Michigan
2006 - Robert M. Entman, George Washington University
2005 - Jay G. Blumler, University of Leeds, & Michael Gurevitch, University of Maryland
2004 - Michael Schudson, Columbia University
2003 - W. Lance Bennett, University of Washington
2002 - Thomas E. Patterson, Harvard University
2001 - Steven H. Chaffee, Stanford University, & Jack McLeod, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2000 - Roderick P. Hart, University of Texas at Austin
1999 - Bernard C. Cohen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1998 - Shanto Iyengar, Stanford University
1997 - Ellen Mickiewicz, Duke University
1996 - Maxwell McCombs & Donald L. Shaw, both University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1995 - Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania
1994 - Kurt Lang and Gladys Engel Lang, University of Washington
1993 - Elihu Katz, University of Pennsylvania & Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1992 - Doris A. Graber, University of Illinois at Chicago
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.
2018 - Claes de Vreese, University of Amsterdam
2016 - Shanto Iyengar, Stanford University
2014 - Patricia Moy, University of Washington
2012 - David L. Paletz, Duke University
2010 - Doris A. Graber, University of Illinois at Chicago
2008 - Wolfgang Donsbach, Technical University of Dresden
2006 - Ann N. Crigler, University of Southern California
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