Western States Communication Association 2020 Awards

Western States Communication Association 2020 Awards - Cognella Authors

Though the Western States Communication Association annual convention was cancelled this year in light of COVID-19, a number of Cognella authors have been honored by the WSCA for their incredible contributions to the discipline.

Congratulations to all of our authors who were recognized for their outstanding work!

B. Aubrey Fisher Outstanding Journal Article Award

Dawn Braithwaite, Co-editor of the forthcoming textbook Thriving as a Communication Graduate Student

Gretchen Bergquist, Jordan Soliz, Kristen Everhart, Dawn O. Braithwaite, and Lee Kreimer (2019). Investigating Layers of Identity and Identity Gaps in Refugee Resettlement Experiences in the Midwestern United States. Western Journal of Communication, 83(3), 383-402.

Presented each year for the best article(s) appearing in the Western Journal of Communication. Criteria are:

  • Significance of the article’s contribution to the literature of the discipline.
  • Level of response the article has elicited from other scholars and teachers.
  • Substantive importance and methodological rigor—significance of the topic and elegance and thoroughness of the study’s method.
  • Substantive and/or methodological innovativeness—the degree to which the article breaks new ground.
  • Style-clarity, grace, parsimony, evocativeness of expression.

The Diane Furno-Lamude Award - Top Paper Award in Media Studies

Brian H. Spitzberg, Co-editor of The Communication Capstone: The Communication Inquiry and Theory Experience

“The Media Engagement & Dynamic Information Analysis (MEDIA) Model” Brian H. Spitzberg, San Diego State University; Rachael Record, San Diego State University

The Media Studies Interest Group (MSIG) invited submissions that corresponded with the 2020 conference theme: Communication, Agitation, and Justice.