Communication and the Future Division

Interest Group Award

Listed here are awards given by the Interest Group to its members. Interests Groups are smaller communities within NCA's large membership that provide a range of resources including networking opportunities, Annual Convention programming, leadership opportunities, awards, and specialized information dissemination channels, among others.

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Top Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2018 Rebecca K. Britt and Andrew Englebert, "Building and testing an mHealth application from a pilot study in a campus-community initiative"
2018 Robert Mejia, Brianna L. Lane, Abigail Mott, and Kelsey Earle, "Netflix and Chill or Looking for a Soulmate? The Effect of Online Dating Website and Profile Deisgn on Attraction"
2018 Jihyun Kim, Kelly Merrill, Jr., and Hayeon Song, "Probing with Pokemon: Feeling of Presence and Sense of Community Belonging"
2018 Jonathan Matusitz and John McCormick, "The Effects of Internet Use on Human Obesity in the U.S."
2016 Kenneth A. Lachlan, Patric R. Spence, Adam Michael Rainear, Joshua Fishlock, Zhan Xu, and Bryan Michael Vanco, “Exploring the Effectiveness of Robotic Platforms in Engendering Learning: Implications for the Future of Crisis and Risk Communication”
2016 Veronica Hefner, Sam Dorros, Nicole Jourdain, Christine Liu, Arianna Tortomasi, Maria Paulina Greene, Chelsea Brandom, Mary Ellet, and Natalie Bowles, “Mobile Exercising and Tweeting the Pounds Away: The Use of Digital Applications and Microblogging and Their Association with Disordered Eating and Compulsive Exercise”
2016 Yu Won Oh, “Online Talk as Civic Engagement and Online Forums as Digital Public Sphere”
2016 Chris Gurrie, “The Future of Mediated Software Technology in the Communication Classroom: An Analysis”
2016 Jennifer Young Abbott, “The Lessons of Yesterday’s Public Journalism for Tomorrow’s Citizen-Engaged Journalism”
2015 Bree McEwan, “Communication competence is the future of digital literacy”
2015 Tony Liao, “Embracing Opportunities: Studying the Shift from Consumer Augmented Reality to Industrial/Enterprise Augmented Reality”
2015 Rebecca K. Britt, “Participation on celebrity gossip blogs: A study of celebrity attitudes and gratifications”
2015 Alison Nicole Novak, “Smartest Guys in the Room: Framing the Future of Media Regulation through Netflix”
2015 Young Jin Park and S. Mo Jang, “Will Anyone Talk about Edward Snowden Again? Twitter Conversation, Herd and Issue Attention”
2014 Jonathan Matusitz and Ann Davidson, “Race of the Future: Mixing of Colors in the U.S. Leading to One Race?”
2014 CarrieLynn Reinhard, and Pooky Amsterdam, “Avatars, Audiences and Interactive Television: Television productions in Second Life exemplifying the possibilities of interactive television”
2014 Aimee Lau, “Facebook as a Facilitator of Organizational Identification inColleges and Universities and with Multiple Organizational Targets”
2014 Jaime Banks, “Multimodal, multiplex, multispatial: A network model of the Self”
2014 Rebecca K. Britt and Andrew Mark Englebert, “Building on a Legacy in Researchers’ Understanding of Spatial Cognition: A Qualitative Investigation on Spatial Awareness and Mental Map Construction in Mobile Tours”
2013 Tony Liao, “Mobile or Headworn Augmented Reality? Analyzing the Contestation Over the Form of Augmented Reality through Future Discourse and Technological Frames”
2013 Rebecca Britt and Brian Britt, “Narrative Believability in Mobile Tour Guides: A Mixed Methods Study”
2013 Cui Zhang and Charles Meadows, “The Future of Internet-Related Research in Health Communication Scholarship: Based on an Analysis of Published Articles between 1997 and 2011”
2013 Lorraine G. Kisselburgh, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Jeremy Foote, Patricia Gettings, Teis Moeller Kristensen, Karthik Ramani, “The social ecologies of collaborative design in Visually Integrated Cyber-enabled Design (V-ICED) Environments”
2012 Jeremy Adolphson, “Artificial Intelligence: The Problem within Discourse Analysis”
2012 Aubrie Serena Adams, “The Nature of Gameplay within the Academic Environment”
2012 Tony Liao, “Augmented Futures: A Classification of Augmented Reality Promise(s) and Ideographes”
2012 Jonathan Matusitz, “Benefits of Google Technologies for Organizations”

Top Student Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2018 Beatriz Nieto Fernandez, "El Chiguire Bipolar as a Tool for Resistance: Humor and Play in the times of Crisis"
2018 Maxim V. Baryshevtsev, "Automated Thematic Analysis of Online Sexual Predator Chat Transcripts"
2018 Samantha Dols, "An Alternative Paradigm for Integration: Imagination, Immersion, and Intergroup Understanding
2018 Adam Michael Rainear, "All the Media are Rich: Exploring the Lacking Human Element in Media Richness Theory"
2016 Kelsey Waninger, “Creating a New World: Woman on the Edge of Time and the Use of Technē in Feminist Speculative Fiction”
2016 Amin Makkawy, “Disability as Critical Sociomaterial Praxis, Providing a Novel Theoretical Space to Understand Disability: The Collision of Body, Communication, and Technology”
2016 Jennifer Kang, “Parainteractivity Strategies in My Little Television: The Convergence of Internet Broadcasting and Television in South Korea”
2016 Brad A. Haggadone, “Sex, Fear, and Robots: Does the Uncanny Valley extend beyond appearance?”
2016 Sean P. Gleason, “Technology and the Not-so-Stable Body: “Being There” in the Cyborg’s Dilemma”
2015 T. Kody Frey, “#BlackTwitter: An Analysis of Social Sentiment in Temporarily Imagined Online Communities”
2015 Brad A. Haggadone, “Sharing is Caring: Motivations for knowledge sharing in digital communities of emergent technology”
2015 Nazmul K. Rony and Rahnuma Ahmed “Sharing Viral Video Advertising: Building Theoretical Framework for the New Media Communication”
2015 Alane L. Presswood “Simulation in the 21st Century: Putting Facebook and Hyperreality in Conversation”
2015 Darren M. Stevenson, “Surveillance and Persuasion as Emerging Co-Benefactors of Communication Studies”
2014 Minhee Son, “Migration and Mobile Communication Research: A Review of the Current Literature and Suggested Direction for the Future”
2014 Indira Neill Hoch, “‘Hide all the things’: Content and conduct control in Tumblr fandom tags”
2014 Meagan Foley, “Kickstarter and Fan Participation”
2014 Mary Grace Hebert, “The Rebirth of Democratic Knowledge: Digitization, the Postal Service, and the newspaper industry”
2014 Robb Conrad Lauzon, ““Good night, planet Earth. Good night, humanity”: A Eulogy for a Lunar Rover”