Awards

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
NCA Award for Outstanding Scholarship

The Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression was originally established as the Herbert A. Wichelns Freedom of Speech Award in 1976. The name was changed to the Haiman Award in 1988 and to the Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression in 1990. The Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression became an association-wide NCA award in 1992, and is presented to an NCA member who has authored outstanding published research on freedom of expression. Although the award is an annual award, it may be given to authors of scholarship published over the prior three years. The date of copyright of the published material shall serve as the date of publication.


Year Award Winner
2016 Sonja R. West, "Press Exceptionalism," Harvard Law Review, 127 (2014): 2434-2463
2015 Susan Balter-Reitz, "Snyder v. Phelps: The U.S. Supreme Court's Spectacular Erasure of the Tragic Spectacle," Rhetoric and Public Affairs, 16 (2013):651-683
2014 Samuel McCormick, Letters to Power: Public Advocacy without Public Intellectuals (Penn State University Press, 2011).
2013 Pat Arneson & David R. Dewberry, "Mapping Free Speech Scholarship in the Communication Discipline: 1969-2006," Free Speech Yearbook, 43 (2006-2009): 199-228
2012 Leslie J. Reynard, "The Fire-Eaters Surrender to General Sherman: Savannah Newspapers 1864-65," Free Speech Yearbook 45 (2011): 111-130
2011 Michael Waltman and John Haas, The Communication of Hate (Peter Lang, 2010).
2010 No award given
2009 Erik Ugland, “Demarcating the Right to Gather News: A Sequential Interpretation of the First Amendment,” Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy 3 (2008): 113-189.
2008 Robert L. Kerr, “Justifying Corporate Speech Regulation Through A Town-Meeting Understanding of the Marketplace of Ideas,” Journalism & Communication Monographs 9 (2007): 57-113.
2007 John Durham Peters, Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition (University of Chicago Press, 2005).
2006 Tom Tedford & Dale Herbeck, Freedom of Speech in the United States (5th ed.) (Strata Publishing, 2004).
2005 Steven P. Brown, Trumping Religion, The New Christian Right, The Free Speech Clause, and the Courts (University of Alabama Press, 2002).
2004 Richard A. Parker, Free Speech on Trial:  Communication Perspectives on Landmark Supreme Court Decisions (University of Alabama Press, 2003).
2003 Matthew Bunker, Critiquing Free Speech:  First Amendment Theory and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2001).
2002 Louise Benjamin, Freedom of the Air and the Public Interest: First Amendment Rights in Broadcasting to 1935 (Southern Illinois University Press, 2001).
2001 Ronald L. Jackson II, “So Real Illusions of Black Intellectualism:  Exploring Race, Roles, and Gender in the Academy,” Communication Theory 10 (2000): 48-63.
2000 John Fliter, "The Impact of Rosenberger v. Rector and Visitors of University of Virginia on Public Forum Doctrine.” Free Speech Yearbook 37 (1999):
1999 Brian M. O’Connell, “Ethics, Law, and Information Technology: The Transformative Role of Rhetoric.” Social Science Computer Review 16 (1998): 283-92.
1998 Donald Fishman, “Conflicting Conceptions of Freedom of Speech in the Aftermath of World War 1, Free Speech Yearbook 34 (1996): 1-23.
1997 Margaret A. Blanchard, “The Twilight of the First Amendment Age?” Communication Law and Policy 1 (1996): 329-365.
1996 Susan Drucker and Gary Gumpert, “Freedom and Liability in Cyberspace: Media Metaphors, and Paths of Regulation,” Free Speech Yearbook 33 (1995): 49-64.
1995 Maurine H. Beasley, “Women and Freedom of the Press: A Preliminary Historical Inquiry,” Free Speech Yearbook 32 (1994): 18-32.
1994 Franklyn Haiman, “Speech Acts” and the First Amendment (Southern Illinois University Press, 1993).
1993 Peter E. Kane, Murder, Courts, and the Press (Southern Illinois University Press, 1992).
1992 Paul Siegel, “Masson v. New Yorker: Journalists Look at their Own Craft,” Free Speech Yearbook 30 (1992): 56-73.
1991 Raymond S. Rodgers, editor, “The Meaning of the First Amendment: 1791-1991,” Free Speech Yearbook 29 (1991).
1990 Carolyn A. Marvin, “Bad Attitudes, Unnatural Acts,” Free Speech Yearbook 28 (1990): 1-7.
1989 Stephen A. Smith, “Promoting Political Expression: The Import of Three Constitutional Provisions,” Free Speech Yearbook 27 (1989): 1-32.
1988 R. Brian Attig, “How and Why Social Science Research Can Inform the Pornography Debate,” Free Speech Yearbook 26 (1987): 125-134.
1987 Ruth McGaffey, “Freedom of Speech for the Ideas We Hate: Nongovernmental Abridgment of Freedom of Expression,” Free Speech Yearbook 26 (1987): 90-103.
1986 Matthew Seeger, “Freedom of Speech and Institutional Restraint,” Free Speech Yearbook 25 (1986): 11-20.
1985 Thomas Tedford, Freedom of Speech in the United States (Southern Illinois University Press, 1985).
1984 Wayne Sander, “Common Law Tort and Contract Erosion of the At Will Rule: New Paths toward Freedom of Speech in the Private Sector Workplace,” Free Speech Yearbook 23 (1984): 1-12.
1983 Josina Makau, “Judicial Invention in First Amendment Governmental Regulation Cases,” Free Speech Yearbook 22 (1983): 1-19.
1982 Raymond Rodgers, “Movement on the Periphery: Foreign Travel as a First Amendment Right,” Free Speech Yearbook 21 (1982): 50-69.
1981 Janice E. Schuetz, “Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Approach to the Philosophy and Function of Free Expression,” Free Speech Yearbook 20 (1981): 69-77.
1980 William Bailey, “The Supreme Court and Communication Theory: Contrasting Models of Speech Efficacy,” Free Speech Yearbook 19 (1980): 1-15.
1979 Nickie Fleener, “‘The Worst Case of Racial Equality He Ever Saw’: The Supreme Court, Motion Picture Censorship, and the Color Line,” Free Speech Yearbook 18 (1979): 1-15.
1978 Stephen A. Smith, “Freedom of Expression in the Confederate States of America,” Free Speech Yearbook 17 (1978): 17-37.
1977 David L. Jamison, “Parliamentary Confidentiality and Free Speech: A Legal View,” Free Speech Yearbook 16 (1977): 35-46.
1976 William A. Linsley, “The Supreme Court and the First Amendment, 1975-1976,” Free Speech Yearbook 15 (1976): 17-30.