2018 Christo Sims, University of California, San Diego, Disruptive Fixation: School Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism (Princeton, 2018)
2017 Daipha, Phaedra. (2015). Masters of Uncertainty: Weather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth. University of Chicago Press.
Zayani, Mohamed. (2015). Networked Publics & Digital Contention. Oxford University Press.
2016 Heather Haveman, UC Berkeley, Magazines and the Making of America:
Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741–1860 and
Janet Vertesi, Princeton University, Seeing Like a Rover: Images in Interaction on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission
2015 Susan Crawford, Harvard University, Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age.
2011 Pablo Boczkowski, Northwestern University, News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance (University of Chicago Press, 2010).
2010 Guobin Yang, Barnard College, Columbia University, The Power of the Internet in China Citizen Activism Online (Columbia University Press, 2009).
2009 Tarleton Gillespie, Cornell University, Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture. (MIT Press, 2007)
2008 Yochai Benkler, Harvard University, The Wealth Of Networks: How Social Production Tranforms Markets and Freedom (2006, Yale University Press)
2008 Fred Turner, Stanford University (Special Mention), From Counterculture to Cyberculture. (2006) Chicago University Press
2007 Andrew Chadwick, University of London, Internet Politics (2006)
2006 Philip Howard, University of Washington, New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen(2006)
2005 Paul Starr, Princeton University, The Creation of the Media (2004)