Awards

Political Communication 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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Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award

Year Award Winner
2017 Marwan M. Kraidy (2017). The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World.
2016 Michael Lee (2014). Creating Conservatism: Postwar Words that Made an American Movement. Michigan State University Press.
2015 Jennifer Stromer-Galley (2014). Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age. New York: Oxford University Press.
2014 Mary Stuckey (2013). The Good Neighbor: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Rhetoric of American Power. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.
2013 Brian Kaylor (2012). Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
2012 Kate Kensi, Bruce W. Hardy, & Kathleen H. Jamieson (2010). The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election. Oxford University Press.
2011 Marwan M. Kraidy (2010). Reality television and Arab politics: Contention in public life. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.
2010 Geoffrey Baym (2009). From Cronkite to Colbert: The evolution of broadcast news. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
2009 David Domke & Kevin Coe (2007). The God strategy: How religion became a political weapon in America. New York: Oxford University Press.
2008 Carol K. Winkler (2006). In the name of terrorism: Presidents on political violence in the post-world war II era. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
2007 Sharon E. Jarvis (2005). The talk of the party: Political labels, symbolic capital and American life. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Michael Pfau Outstanding Article Award

Year Award Winner
2017 Josh Scacco and Kevin Coe, "The Ubiquitous Presidency: Toward a New paradigm for Studying Presidential Communication"
2016 Michael Serazio (2014). The New Media Designs of Political Consultants: Campaign Production in a Fragmented Era. Journal of Communication, 64 (4), 743-763. 
2015 Michael L. Butterworth (2014). Nate Silver and Campaign 2012: Sport, the Statistical Frame, and the Rhetoric of Electoral Forecasting. Journal of Communication 64, 895-914.
2014 Mitchell S. McKinney and Benjamin R. Warner, “Do presidential debates matter? Examining a decade of campaign debate effects.” Argumentation and Advocacy 49, 238-258.
2013 Kevin Coe & Anthony Schmidt (2012). America in Black and White: Locating Race in the Modern Presidency, 1933-2011. Journal of Communication 62, 609-627.
2012 Karen V. Anderson (2011). “Rhymes with Blunt": Pornification and U.S. Political Culture. Rhetoric and Public Affairs 14(2), 327-368.
2011 Stroud, N. J. (2010). Polarization and partisan selective exposure. Journal of Communication 60(3), 556-576.
2010 Anderson, F. D., King, A., & McClure, K. (2009). Kenneth Burke’s dramatic form criticism. In J. A. Kuypers (Ed.), Rhetorical Criticism: Perspectives in Action (pp. 143-163). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
2009 Rowland, R., & Jones, J. (2007). Recasting the American dream and American politics: Barack Obama’s keynote address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Quarterly Journal of Speech 93, 425-448.
2008 Coe, K., & Domke, D. (2006). Petitioners or prophets? Presidential discourse, God, and the ascendancy of religious conservatives. Journal of Communication 56, 309-330.
2007 Mitchell, G. R. (2006). Team B intelligence coups. Quarterly Journal of Speech 92, 144-173.

Lynda Lee Kaid Outstanding Dissertation Award

Year Award Winner
2017 Michael Kearney, "A Network-Based Approach to Estimating Partisanship and Analyzing Change in Polarization During the 2016 General Election"
2016 Josh Scacco, "Presidential Prediction: The Strategic Construction and Influence of Expectation Frames"
2015 Ashely Hinck, "Fan-Based Performances of Citizenship: Fandom, Public Engagement, and Politics," 
2014 Ashley Muddiman, "The instability of incivility: How news frames and citizen perceptions shape conflict in American politics," 
2013 Justin Reedy, "Political discussion and deliberative democracy in immigrant communitie," 
2012 Timothy Barney, "(Re)Placing America: Cold War Mapping and the Mediation of International Space," 
2011 Mary D. Brinson, "Muslims in the media: Intercultural consequences of an Islamaphobic media system," 
2010 Leslie A. Rill, "Information, pleasure, and persuasion: How motivations function in talking politics," 
2009 Cindy Koenig Richards, "The awakening: Rhetoric and the rise of new women in the new Northwest, 1868 – 1912," 
2007 Natalie Stroud, "Selective Exposure to Partisan Information," 

Bruce E. Gronbeck Political Communication Research Award 

Year Award Winner
2016 Ned O'Gorman

Top Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2017 Ignacio Moreno and Karrin Anderson, "Political Pornification Gone Global: Teresa Rodriguez as a Fungible Object in the 2015 Spanish Regional Elections"

Top Student Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2017 Lauren Fine, "The Difference of Four Years: How Students' Political Views Change During College"

Outstanding Service to the Division

Year Award Winner
2017 Kristy Horn Sheeler

Top Paper Panel Recipients

Year Award Winner
2017 Soumia Bardhan, "Contextualizing Democratic Ideals into Islamic Idiom? The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's Counterpublic Dynamis in Ikhwanweb"
2017 Alison Novak, "Millenial Engagement Myth-Busing: Active Disengagement and the Future of Digital Politics"
2017

Mitchell McKinney, Fred Jennings, Calvin Coker, and Benjamin Warner, "Tweeting Presedential Primary Debates: Debate Processing through Motivated Twitter Instruction"

Top Student Paper Panel Recipients

Year Award Winner
2017 Loretta Rowley, "Domesticating International Responsibilities: U.S. Gubernatorial Resistance to Obama's Syrian Refugee Resettlement Plan"
2017 Sohyun Choi, "Hope and Its Place in Politics"
2017

Rico Neumann and Devon Geary, "Reaching Muslims from the Bully Pulpit: Analyzing Presidential Discourse on Islam and Muslims from FDR to Obama"