Awards

Freedom of Expression 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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Robert M. O’Neill Top Division Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2017 A. Jay Wagner, "Informing the Public, Watching the Rascals: Exploring FOIA's First Amendment Ties."
2016 Sharon Docter, “Why Bloggers and Journalists Should be Treated the Same Under Libel Laws.”
2015 Brian Amsden, “Rhetorical Interventions in the Law: Interpreting ‘I ♥ Boobies!’”
2014 Kevin Johnson and Craig Smith, “Fear and the First Amendment”
2003 Donald Fishman
2001 Donald Fishman
1995 Richard Parker, “A Marketplace of Ideas: Myths, Metaphors and Ideals in First Amendment Jurisprudence.”

Top Student Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2017 Alvin Primack, "Youth Sexting, Child Pornography Law, and the First Amendment: Toward an Alternative Media Production and Distribution Model for Evaluating Youth Sexual Expression"