Diamond Anniversary Book Award

DiamondIn 1987, the NCA Golden Anniversary Book Award was discontinued, and all book award nominations were directed to the Winans-Wichelns Award Selection Committee. In 1991, the Administrative Committee recognized that, given the restrictions on the selection criteria for the Winans-Wichelns Award, books on subjects other than rhetoric and public address were not recognized by an existing NCA award. The Diamond Anniversary Book Award was created in response to this conclusion. The Diamond Anniversary Book Award is given to the most outstanding scholarly book(s) published during the previous two years.
 

 Recipients 

2016
Amy Adele Hasinoff, Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization,Privacy, and Consent (University of Illinois Press)   
2015 Michael J. Lee, Creating Conservatism: Postwar Words that Made an American Movement (Michigan State University Press, 2014)
2014 Jennifer L. Bevan, The Communication of Jealousy (Peter Lang, 2013)
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Kelly E. Happe, The Material Gene: Gender, Race, and Heredity after the Human Genome Project (New York University Press, 2013).
2013     Paul M. Leonardi, Car Crashes without Cars: Lessons about Simulation Technology and Organizational Change from Automotive Design (The MIT Press, 2012).
2012 John Daly, Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others (Yale University Press, 2011)
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Kate Kenski, Bruce Hardy, & Kathleen Hall Jamieson, The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election (Oxford University Press, 2010).
2011 Marwan Kraidy, Reality Television and Arab Politics:  Contention in Public Life (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
2010 Debra Hawhee, Moving Bodies: Kenneth Burke at the Edges of Language. (University of South Carolina Press, 2009).
2009 Karlyn Kohrs Campbell & Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Presidents Creating the Presidency: Deeds Done in Words. (University of Chicago Press, 2008).
2008 Robert Hariman & John Louis Lucaites, No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture and Liberal Democracy. (University of Chicago Press, 2007)
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William M. Keith, Democracy as Discussion: Civic Education and the American Forum Movement. (Lexington Books, 2007).
2007 Trevor Parry-Giles, The Character of Justice: Rhetoric, Law, and Politics in the Supreme Court Confirmation Process. (Michigan State University Press, 2006).
2006 Angela Ray, The Lyceum and Public Culture in the Nineteenth-Century United States. (Michigan State University Press, 2005)
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Marouf Hasian Jr., In the Name of Necessity: Military Tribunals and the Loss of American Civil Liberties. (University of Alabama Press, 2005).
2005 Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini, Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics. (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
2004 Cara A. Finnegan, Picturing Poverty: Print Culture and FSA Photographs. (Smithsonian Books, 2003).
2003 Mary Douglas Vavrus, Postfeminist News: Political Women in Media Culture. (SUNY Press, 2002).
2002 James Aune, Selling the Free Market. (Guilford Press, 2002).
2001 Michael Hyde, The Call of Conscience: Heidegger and Levinas, Rhetoric and the Euthanasia Debate. (University of South Carolina Press, 2001).
2000 Stephen Howard Browne, Angelina Grimke:  Rhetoric, Identity, and the Radical Imagination. (Michigan State University Press, 1999).
1999 Barbie Zelizer, Remembering to Forget: Holocaust Memory Through the Camera’s Eye (University of Chicago Press, 1998)
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Nina Eliasoph, Avoiding Politics: How Americans Produce Apathy in Everyday Life (Cambridge University Press, 1998).
1998 James Darsey, The Prophetic Tradition and Radical Rhetoric in America. (New York University Press, 1997).
1997 Robert P. Newman, Truman and Hiroshima Cult. (Michigan State University Press, 1995).
1996 Paul Messaris, Visual “Literacy”: Image, Mind and Reality. (Westview Press, 1994).
1995 Roderick Hart, Seducing America: How Television Charms the Modern Voter. (Oxford University Press, 1994).
1994 Susan Herbst, Numbered Voices: How Opinion Polling Has Shaped American Politics. (University of Chicago Press, 1994).