CITAMS Paper Award

Winner: Shor, Eran, Arnout van de Rijt, Alex Miltsov, Vivek Kulkarni and Steven Skiena. 2015. “A Paper Ceiling: Explaining the Persistent Underrepresentation of Women in Printed News.” American Sociological Review 80(5):960-84. doi: doi:10.1177/0003122415596999.

2017 CITAMS Paper Award Honorable mention (listed alphabetically):


2017 CITAMS Paper Award Call
Recognizes an outstanding published paper or book chapter related to the sociology of communication, media, and/or information technology. Submissions must be in English and published within the two calendar years prior to the award nomination deadline. There are no limitations on length Award nominees must be current CITASA members (unless retired) to be considered for this award.
All materials for this award must be received by March 1, 2017. Send by email to all committee members:
Deana A. Rohlinger  (
Ion Bogdan Vasi  (

Previous Award Winners

2016 Ion Bogdan Vasi, Edward T. Walker,John S. Johnson, and Hui Fen Tand. 2015. “No Fracking Way! Documentary Film, Discursive Opportunity, and Local Opposition against Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States, 2010 to 2013.”

2015 Keith Hampton, Lauren Goulet, & Garrett Albanesius. 2015. “Change in the Social Life of Urban Public Spaces: The Rise of Mobile Phones and Women, and the Decline of Aloneness Over Thirty Years.” Urban Studies.

2014 Christopher Bail. 2012. “The Fringe Effect: Civil Society Organizations and the Evolution of Media Discourse about Islam since the September 11th Attacks.” ASR 77(6): 855-879.

2013 Shelley Boulianne. 2011. “Stimulating or Reinforcing Political Interest: Using Panel Data to Examine Reciprocal Effects Between News Media and Political Interest.”

2012 Robert Ackland and Mathieu O’Neil. 2011. “Online collective identity: The case of the environmental movement.” Social Networks, 33(3): 177-190.

2011 Hampton, Keith N., University of Pennsylvania, Oren Livio, University of Pennsylvania, and Lauren Sessions Goulet, University of Pennsylvania. “The Social Life of Wireless Urban Spaces: Internet Use, Social Networks, and the Public Realm,”Journal of Communication 60: 701-722. (2010)

2010 James Evans, University of Chicago, “Electronic Journals and the Narrowing of Science and Scholarship,” Science 321: 395-399. (2008)

2009 Hargittai, E., Gallo, J. & Kane, M.Y. (2008). “Cross-Ideological Discussions among Conservative and Liberal Bloggers.” Public Choice. 134(1-2):67-86.

2008 Paul Leonardi, Northwestern University

2007 Laura Robinson, University of Southern California

2006 Fred Turner, Stanford University

2005 Daniel Beunza, Unversitat Pompeu Fabra and David Stark, Columbia University

2005 Siobhan O’Mahony, Harvard Business School