International Communication Association
Political Communication Division Leadership
Division Committee Members
Joint Publications Committee
Members from the Political Communication Divisions of ICA and APSA form an advisory board to the journal Political Communication. For the ICA, it is either three or four people, depending on who is the current chair of the committee.
This year's committee is: Patricia Moy (Chair, ICA, 2017-2020), Frank Esser (ICA, 2017-2020), Sebastian Valenzuela (ICA, 2017-2020), Eike Mark Rinke (ICA, 2017-2020), Kathleen Searles (APSA, 2015-2018), Ann Crigler (APSA, 2016-2019), and Emily Thorson (APSA, 2017-2020).
Ex officio: Johanna Dunaway, Texas A&M University (Chair, APSA Political Communication Section), Peter Van Aelst, University of Antwerp (Chair, ICA Political Communication Division), Claes de Vreese, University of Amsterdam (Editor, Political Communication), and Björn Buß, Leuphana University Lüneburg (APSA-ICA Political Communication Webmaster/Social Media Manager).
The Kaid-Sanders Best Political Communication Article of the Year Award Committee
Every year the ICA Political Communication Division awards the best article published in our field. The award will be given based on nominations using the following criteria:
- Each person can nominate one article, which may include self-nominations.
- The nomination should include a short rationale (min. 100 words) for why the article is nominated.
- The article deals with an aspect of political communication in the broad sense.
- The article is published in 2017 in a journal that deals with communication, political science, journalism, or public opinion (see list).
This year’s award committee consists of Scott Althaus (chair), Carsten Reinemann, Regina Lawrence, Václav Štětka, and Fei 'Chris' Shen. The award committee judges each article on several criteria including the importance of the topic it addresses, theoretical depth, the strength of evidence it presents, and the significance of its conclusions. The committee will also consider the overall contribution to the field of Political Communication.
Deadline: February 15, 2018. Late submissions will not be accepted. All nominations should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The award for the winner (a 1000$ cash prize) and the first runner up (250$) will be given during the division’s business meeting in Prague.
Best Dissertation Award
This award, begun in 2013, is for the best dissertation in the field of political communication during the previous year. This year's committee is:
Toril Aalberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway (Chair) Michael Xenos, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Erik P. Bucy, Texas Tech University, USA
David Swanson Award for Service to Political Communication Scholarship Committee
The Service to Political Communication Scholarship Award recognizes those distinguished in their sustained contributions to the field as planners, editors, and leaders and in other roles that require time and energy, innovation, and personal dedication. The award honours David Swanson, one of the founders of political communication who gave exemplary service to the ICA Political Communication Division and 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. This year committee consists of Tamir Sheafer (ICA), Shanto Iyengar (ICA), Barbara Pfetsch (ICA), Stuart Soroka (APSA), and Talia Stroud (APSA).
Nominations are now open for the 2018 David Swanson Award. Please send your suggestions to the committee chair Tamir Sheafer (email@example.com), by March 1, 2018. Include the name and a brief letter describing the service to political communication.
Past Recipients of the David Swanson Award.
2016 Shanto Iyengar
2014 Patricia Moy
2012 David Paletz
2010 Doris Graber
2008 Wolfgang Donsbach
2006 Ann Crigler