Past award winners

Top Faculty Paper

2021

Tommaso Trillò, et al., (The Hebrew U of Jerusalem): ‘What Does #Freedom Look Like? Instagram and the Visual Imagination of Values’

2020

Regina Marchi (Rutgers): Meaningful Properties: Bathtub Madonnas as Media in an Italian-American Neighborhood in Transition.

2019

Cornelia Brantner, Daniel Pfurtscheller, and Katharina Lobinger (IWAF Institute for Knowledge Communication and Applied Research): “People Only Share Videos They Find Entertaining or Funny.” Rightwing Populism, Humor and the Fictionalization of Politics. A Case Study on the Austrian Freedom Party’s 2017 Online Election Campaign Videos.

2018

Katharina Lobinger (USI – U della Svizzera italiana), Benjamin Kramer (LMU Munich), Eleonora Benecchi (Università della Svizzera italiana), and Rebecca Venema (Università della Svizzera italiana, Institute for Communication Technologies (ITC))

Top Student-Led Paper

2021

Kathryn Higgins (London School of Economics and Political Science): Through the Kaleidoscope: News Images, Vantage Points and the Mediated Time-Space of Crime Events

2020

Marie Fioureaux & Baldwin Van Gorp (KU Leuven): Cartoons as Bridge Builders: Dialogues on Radicalization with the ‘Suspect Community’

Top Poster / Interactive Paper

2019

Yu Ma (University of Copenhagen): Film Aesthetics of Circular Frame: A Case Study of Film “I am not Madame Bovary”.

2018

Anna-Maria Volpers

Top Student Paper(s)

2021

Michael Kim (U of Miami): Post-Humanitarian Audiences: Audiences’ Responses to Post-Humanitarian Communication

Alex Scott (U of Texas at Austin): Expanding the Visual Paradigm: Importing the Visual Ideograph into Framing Research

2020

Jasmine Gray (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): Life Plotting: A Self-Conceptualization Process.

Yuchen Liu & John Watson. (University of Kansas): Meme(bership) Cost: #JustDoIt: A Thematic Study of Internet Memes Following Nike’s Colin Kaepernick Ad

2019

  • Hanna Morris (University of Pennsylvania): Aesthetic Disruptions in Everyday Life: Resolving the Contradictions of a Cosmopolitan Ideal in Contemporary Berlin
  • Xuelian He (Georgia State University): Spectator Multitude: The Epitomization of Reddit Place
  • Rebecca Venema (UniversitaÌ della Svizzera italiana): Visuals and Visibility in Networked Public Spheres: The 2017 G20 Protests, New Avenues of Policing and Implications for Visual Communication Research

2018

  • Fan Liang (U of Michigan), Wei Chen (Information Technology Development Think-Tank, Hangzhou Dianzi U), and Li Cheng (Fudan U)
  • Tali Aharoni (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • T.J. Thomson (Missouri School of Journalism)
  • Ally McCrow-Young (U of Copenhagen

Top Reviewer

2021

Kareem El Damanhoury (University of Denver)

2020

Kyser Lough (University of Georgia)

2019

Allison Kwesell (Embry Riddle Aeronautical University)

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