I am pleased to be chairing the Awards Committee of the ICA Communication and Technology (CAT) Division and would like to draw your attention to the call for nominations for two awards: (1) the Frederick Williams Prize for Contribution to the Study of Communication and Technology and the (2) Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award. Awards have been recommended for 2022-23, but consider nominating candidates for this award for the 2024 ICA Meetings. It is not too soon to start discussions and planning.
(1) The Frederick Williams Prize for Contribution to the Study of Communication and Technology. This award recognizes the major contributions and cumulative achievements of a senior scholar who has advanced the study and the field of communication and technology.
Dr. Frederick Williams (1933-2010), former ICA president and founding Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, was a visionary who made significant and lasting impacts on new communication technology research. To honor his memory and outstanding contribution to our field, the Williams Prize is awarded on a year-by-year basis by the ICA’s CAT Division.
For full consideration of the 2022-2023 award period, nominations should be submitted to Professor William Dutton, Chair of the ICA CAT Awards Committee, via firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12:00 am GMT on March 1, 2023. Please note that self-nominations are also accepted.
Nominations materials should comprise three separate PDF files attached to email, containing:
• The nominee’s full contact information, including name, affiliation, surface mail address, email address, and phone number; and the nominator’s full contact information;
• A 1-2 page letter of nomination focused on the nominee’s major contributions to the study of communication and technology, and suitability for recognition as a recipient of the Prize; and
• An up-to-date copy of the nominee’s CV including publications, distinctions, accomplishments and/or other evidence that demonstrates the significance of the nominee’s work and its influence on the field of communication and technology.
(2) Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award for the outstanding doctoral dissertation in the field of communication and technology.
The ICA Communication and Technology Division seeks nominations for the Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award. Any doctoral dissertation in the area of communication and technology, completed and defended between 1 January and 31 December of 2022, is eligible for consideration. The submission deadline for award nominations is 12:00 am GMT, March 1, 2023.
This Dordick Dissertation Award honors the memory of Prof. Herbert S. Dordick (1925-1998), a distinguished telecommunications engineer, public/urban policy researcher and intellectual, teacher and mentor. The Dordick Dissertation Award recognizes the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in the area of communication and technology completed and defended in the preceding year, and is presented annually at the business meeting of the CAT Division of the International Communication Association.
Dissertation authors need not be members of ICA or the CAT Division for their work to be considered, but Award recipients must be ICA members at the time the Award is given (i.e., the ICA annual conference in the year after completing the dissertation). Self-nominations are welcome. Nominations for the CAT Dordick Dissertation Award may not be submitted for dissertation awards by other ICA divisions; we encourage nominators to ensure this through discussion with prospective nominees.
Nomination materials should be sent as PDF attachments to email, and include:
• Full contact information of the dissertation author, including name, current affiliation, surface mail address, email address, and phone number, as well as the institution and department/program awarding the doctoral degree;
• A cover letter or statement (1-2 pages) by the nominator describing the significance of the work and its merit/suitability for the Award;
• A one-page abstract of the dissertation;
• A representative chapter or selected sections of the dissertation, OR a paper summarizing the dissertation study, problem/hypothesis and rationale, methods, and findings, of up to 30 pages in length (double-spaced, excluding references and figures; approximately 7,500 words).
Please submit the nominations and address any questions to William H. Dutton (Emeritus Professor, University of Southern California, and Oxford Internet Institute Fellow and Martin Fellow, University of Oxford), Chair of the ICA CAT Awards Committee, via email@example.com
William H. Dutton
ICA CAT Awards Committee