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Subject Guide: Communication, Journalism, and Public Relations: Award-winning books

This guide contains information about sources of interest for the subjects taught in the School of Communication and Journalism.

Award-winning Books

For more information about the National Communication Association, click here.

2020
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Homeland maternity : U.S. security culture and the new reproductive regime by Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Terrorizing gender : transgender visibility and the surveillance practices of the U.S. security state by Mia Fischer

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
Thanks for watching : an anthropological study of video sharing on YouTube by Patricia G. Lange

2019
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Debating women : gender, education, and spaces for argument, 1835-1945 by Carly S. Woods

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Under the cover of chaos : Trump and the battle for the American right by Lawrence Grossberg
Homeless advocacy and the rhetorical construction of the civic home by Melanie Loehwing

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
Freedom of expression : foundational documents and historical arguments by Stephen A. Smith

2018
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
To become an American : immigrants and Americanization campaigns of the early twentieth century by Leslie A. Hahner

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Race, gender, and citizenship in the African diaspora : travelling blackness by Manoucheka Celeste

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
The taming of free speech : America's civil liberties compromise by Laura Weinrib

2017
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Infertility : tracing the history of a transformative term by Robin E. Jensen

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Prison power : how prison influenced the movement for Black liberation by Lisa M. Corrigan ; Urban renewal and resistance : race, space, and the city in the late twentieth to the early twenty-first century by Mary E. Triece

2016
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Making photography matter : a viewer's history from the Civil War to the Great Depression by Cara A. Finnegan

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Sexting panic : rethinking criminalization, privacy, and consent by Amy Adele Hasinoff

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
"Press Exceptionalism," Harvard Law Review, 127 (2014): 2434-2463 by Sonja R. West

2015
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Creating conservatism : postwar words that made an American movement by Michael J. Lee

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Creating conservatism : postwar words that made an American movement by Michael J. Lee

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
"Snyder v. Phelps : the U.S. Supreme Court's spectacular erasure of the tragic spectacle," by Susan Balter-Reitz, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, 16 (2013):651-683

2014
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Woman president : confronting postfeminist political culture by Kristina Horn Sheeler and Karrin Vasby Anderson

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
The communication of jealousy by Jennifer L. Bevan; The material gene : gender, race, and heredity after the human genome project by Kelly E. Happe

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
Letters to power : public advocacy without public intellectuals by Samuel McCormick

2013
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Prisoners of conscience : moral vernaculars of political agency by Gerard A. Hauser

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Car crashes without cars : lessons about simulation technology and organizational change from automotive design by Paul M. Leonardi

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
Pat Arneson & David R. Dewberry, "Mapping Free Speech Scholarship in the Communication Discipline: 1969-2006," Free Speech Yearbook, 43 (2006-2009): 199-228

2012
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Letters to power : public advocacy without public intellectuals by Samuel McCormick

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Advocacy : championing ideas and influencing others by John Daly
The Obama victory : how media, money, and message shaped the 2008 election by Kate Kenski, Bruce Hardy, & Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
Leslie J. Reynard, "The Fire-Eaters Surrender to General Sherman: Savannah Newspapers 1864-65," Free Speech Yearbook 45 (2011): 111-130

2011
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Public forgetting : the rhetoric and politics of beginning again by Bradford Vivian

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Reality television and Arab politics : contention in public life by Marwan Kraidy

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
The communication of hate by Michael Waltman and John Haas

2010
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Invoking the invisible hand : social security and the privatization debates by Robert Asen

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Moving bodies : Kenneth Burke at the edges of language by Debra Hawee

2009
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Presidents creating the presidency : deeds done in words by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell & Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Presidents creating the presidency : deeds done in words by Karlyn Kohrs Campbel & Kathleen Hall Jamieson

2008
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
No caption needed : iconic photographs, public culture, and liberal democracy by Robert Hariman & John Louis Lucaites

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
No caption needed : iconic photographs, public culture and liberal democracy by Robert Hariman & John Louis Lucaites; and Democracy as discussion : civic education and the American forum by William M. Keith

2007
Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
The character of justice : rhetoric, law, and politics in the Supreme Court confirmation process by by Trevor Parry-Giles

James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Toxic tourism : rhetorics of pollution, travel, and environmental justice by Phaedra C. Pezzullo

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
The character of justice : rhetoric, law, and politics in the Supreme Court confirmation process by by Trevor Parry-Giles

2006
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
The lyceum and public culture in the nineteenth-century United States by Angela G. Ray

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
The lyceum and public culture in the nineteenth-century United States by Angela G. Ray

2005
Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
Trumping religion : the new Christian right, the free speech clause, and the courts by Steven P. Brown

James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Disciplining gender : rhetorics of sex identity in contemporary U.S. culture by John M. Sloop

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Comparing media systems : three models of media and politics by Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini

2004
Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
Free speech on trial : communication perspectives on landmark Supreme Court decisions by Richard A. Parker

James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Signatures of citizenship : petitioning, antislavery, and women's political identity by Susan Zaeske

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Picturing poverty : print culture and FSA photographs by Cara A. Finnegan

2003
Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
Critiquing free speech : First Amendment theory and the challenge of interdisciplinarity by Matthew Bunker

James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
The Reconstruction desegregation debate : the politics of equality and rhetoric of place, 1870-1875 by Kirt H. Wilson

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Postfeminist news : political women in media culture by Mary Douglas Vavrus

2002
Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression
Freedom of the air and the public interest : First Amendment rights in broadcasting to 1935 by Louise M. Benjamin

James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Democratic dissent & the cultural fictions of antebellum America by Stephen J. Hartnett

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Selling the free market : the rhetoric of economic correctness by James A. Aune

2000
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Speaking into the air : a history of the idea of communication by John Durham Peters

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Angelina Grimké : rhetoric, identity, and the radical imagination by Stephen Howard Browne

1999
James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
Rhetoric in ancient China, fifth to third century, B.C.E. : a comparison with classical Greek rhetoric by Xing Lu

Diamond Anniversary Book Award
Avoiding politics : how Americans produce apathy in everyday life by Nina Eliasoph
Remembering to forget : Holocaust memory through the camera's eye by Barbie Zelizer

This award recognizes an outstanding book on a topic relevant to the section. For more information about CITAMS, the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020  Citizens at the gates : Twitter, networked publics, and the transformation of American journalism by Stephen R. Barnard; Race after technology : abolitionist tools for the new Jim Code by Ruha Benjamin (honorable mention); Ghost work : how to stop Silicon Valley from building a new global underclass by Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri (honorable mention)
2019  The digital street by Jeffrey Lane; Watch me play : Twitch and the rise of game live streaming by T. L. Taylor
2018  Disruptive fixation : school reform and the pitfalls of techno-idealism by Christo Sims
2017  Masters of uncertainty : weather forecasters and the quest for ground truth by Phaedra Daipha; Networked publics and digital contention by Mohamed Zayani
2016  Magazines and the making of America : modernization, community, and print culture, 1741–1860 by Heather Haveman; Seeing like a rover : images in interaction on the Mars exploration Rover mission by Janet Vertesi
2015  Captive audience : the telecom Industry and monopoly power in the new gilded age by Susan Crawford
2014  Networked : the new social operating system by Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman
2013  Coding places by Gina Neff and Yuri Takhteyev
2012  Alternative and activist new media by Leah Lievrouw
2011  News at work : imitation in an age of information abundance by Pablo Boczkowski (online version here)
2010  The power of the Internet in China : citizen activism online by Guobin Yang
2009  Wired shut : copyright and the shape of digital culture by Tarleton Gillespie
2008  The wealth of networks : how social production transforms markets and freedom by Yochai Benkler; From counterculture to cyberculture : Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the rise of digital utopianism by Fred Turner (special mention)
2007  Internet politics by Andrew Chadwick
2006  New media campaigns and the managed citizen by Philip Howard
2005  The creation of the media : political origins of modern communications by Paul Starr