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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 Panel Award

Year Award Winner
2015 Daniel Vieth, “Google Glass and Public Relations: The Use of Optical Head-Mounted Displays in Building Dialogue”
2015 John Leustek, “Examining Family Communication Patterns and Relational Frames in Families of Late-Life Divorce”
2015 Kristin Maki, “Communication Strategies to Improve Medical Adherence: A Systematic Review”
2015 Yang Liu, “Mixed Methods Research: More than Quantitative-Qualitative Debate”

Top Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2014 Caroline Bybee, “Building Back ‘Better”? USAID’s U.S.-centric Aid Rhetoric in Post-Earthquake Haiti”
2014 China C. Billotte Verhoff, “Living the Romance: Temporal, Spatial, and Dialectic Influences on Narrative Probability and Fidelity”
2014 Calvin Coker, “The ‘new welfare queen’: A narrative analysis of Mitt Romney’s ‘47%’ speech”
2014 Sungsu Kim, “The conditional Effects of Media on Engagement: Examining the Moderating Effects of Affective Ambivalence on Engagement”
2012 Andrew Peck, “Constitutive Rhetoric and the Public Interest: Locating ‘The People’ in Newton Minow’s Vast Wasteland”