Each year, the McGannon Center presents the Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research to the most notable book addressing issues of communications policy published during the previous year. The Center recognizes the winning entry with a $2,000 prize.
The McGannon Center congratulates 2012 winner of the award -- Jonathan Ladd (Georgetown University) for his book, Why Americans Hate the Media: And How it Matters (Princeton University Press).
Nominations for the 2013 Award currently are being accepted. Nominees should consist of book-length research published in 2013 that addresses or informs issues of communications policy. Nominations should consist of a cover letter briefly summarizing the book's research focus and findings, along with four copies of the book. Self-nominations are welcome. Edited volumes are not eligible for consideration. Deadline for consideration is January 15th, 2014.
Please send 2013 nominations to:
McGannon Book Award
Donald McGannon Communication Research Center
Faculty Memorial Hall, 4th Floor
441 E. Fordham Rd.
Bronx , NY 10458
Previous Research Award Winners:
2012- Why Americans Hate the Media: And How it Matters (Princeton University Press) by Jonathan Ladd (Georgetown University).
2011- The Googlization of Everything (and Why We Should Worry) (University of California Press) by Siva Vaidhyanathan (University of Virginia).
2010- The Death and Life of American Journalism (Nation Books) by Robert McChesney (University of Illinois) and John Nichols; and The Master Switch (Knopf) by Tim Wu (Columbia University).
2009- The Myth of Digital Democracy (Princeton University Press) by Matthew Hindman (Arizona State University).
2008- The Public Domain (Yale University Press) by James Boyle.
2007- The Future of Reputation (Yale University Press) by Daniel J. Solove (George Washington University).
2006- The Wealth of Networks (Yale University Press) by Yochai Benkler (Yale University).
2005- Investigated Reporting(University of Illinois Press) by Chad Raphael (Santa Clara University).
2004- Watching Jim Crow (Duke University Press) by Steven D. Classen (Cal State Fullerton).
2003- Campaigning Online (Oxford University Press) by Bruce Bimber (UC Santa Barbara) and Richard Davis (Brigham Young University).
2002- Media, Markets, and Democracy (Cambridge University Press) by C. Edwin Baker (University of Pennsylvania).
2001- Prometheus Wired (University of Chicago Press) by Darin Barney (University of Ottawa).
2000- Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (Basic Books) by Lawrence Lessig (Stanford University).
1999- Inventing the Internet (MIT Press) by Janet Abbate (University of Maryland).
1998- Privacy on the Line (MIT Press) by Whitfield Diffie and Susan Landau.
1997- The Gordian Knot: Political Gridlock on the Information Superhighway (MIT Press) by L. McKnight (MIT), W.R. Neuman (University of Pennsylvania), and R. Solomon (MIT).
1996- Selling the Air (University of Chicago Press) by T. Streeter (University of Vermont).
1995- Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy (Pantheon Books) by J. Fallows.
1994- Managing Privacy: Information Technology and Corporate America (University of North Carolina Press) by H. Jeff Smith (Georgetown University).
1993- “Conclusion" by R.W. McChesney (Wisconsin) in Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy: The Battle for the Control of U.S. Broadcasting, 1928-1935 by R.W. McChesney (Oxford University Press).
1992- "Reconciling Economic and Non-Economic Perspectives on Media Policy: Transcending the ‘Market places of Ideas’" by R. M. Entman & S. S. Wildman (Northwestern) in Journal of Communication (Winter 1992).
1991- "The Periphery in the Center: The Information Age and the 'Good Life' in Rural America" by A. Calabrese (University of Colorado) in Gazette: The International Journal of Mass Communication Studies (April 1992).
1990- "The Deregulation of Telecommunications" by R. B. Horwitz (U.C. San Diego) in The Irony of Deregulation Reform by R. B. Horwitz (Oxford University Press).
1989- "Investigative Journalism and the Moral Order" by T. L. Glasser (Stanford University) & J. S. Ettema (Northwestern University) in Critical Studies in Mass Communication (March 1989).
1988- "World Television Trade: The Economic Effects of Privatization and New Technology" by D. Waterman (Indiana University) in Telecommunications Policy (June 1988).
1987- "Newsflow and Democratic Society in an Age of Electronic Media" by D. K. Davis (Southern Illinois University) & J. P. Robinson (University of Maryland) in Public Communication and Behavior Vol.II, edited by G. Comstock (Academic Press).