Nominations open for MeCCSA Awards 2023

Nominations for the MeCCSA Awards 2023 are now open, with a deadline of midday Monday 27th February 2023.

To recognise outstanding research in the fields of media, communication, and cultural studies, MeCCSA is presenting annual awards in the following categories:

  • Journal Article of the Year
  • Monograph of the Year
  • Edited Collection of the Year
  • Practice Based Research of the Year
  • Doctoral Research of the Year

We are now inviting nominations for outputs published / released in public domain or doctoral research completed in 2022. 

Nominations will be reviewed by a panel appointed by the MeCCSA Executive Committee who will decide the shortlists, and make one award per year for each category. All MeCCSA Awards will be announced at the Annual Conference held in September.

Full details about the annual MeCCSA Outstanding Achievement Awards, including nomination guidelines and eligibility criteria are available on our awards page.

Deadline and nominations

  • Nominations must be submitted via the online submission form:
  • Deadline for all nominations is midday Monday 27th February 2023 EXTENDED TO: midday Monday 13th March 2023.
  • The shortlist for each category will be announced Monday 1st May 2023. 
  • Successful Awards will be announced on Tuesday 5th September 2023, at the Annual MeCCSA Conference Awards Ceremony.

For any questions regarding any of these awards or the nomination process, please contact the MeCCSA Executive via Dr Caroline Ruddell (email: Use the subject line ‘MeCCSA Awards’.

MeCCSA Awards 2022 Winners

You can view all the shortlisted entries for last year, and the winners were:

Journal Article of the Year

Claudia Mellado (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile), Daniel Hallin (University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA), Luis Cárcamo (Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile), Rodrigo Alfaro (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile), Daniel Jackson (Bournemouth University), et al.

Sourcing Pandemic News: A Cross-National Computational Analysis of Mainstream Media Coverage of COVID-19 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, published in Digital Journalism, 9:9, pp. 1261-1285

Monograph of the Year

Amy Holdsworth (University of Glasgow)

On Living with Television
Duke University Press.

Edited Collection of the Year

Mary Harrod (University of Warwick), Suzanne Leonard (Simmons University in Boston, USA), and Diane Negra (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Imagining “We” in the Age of “I”: Romance and Social Bonding in Contemporary Culture 

Practice Based Research of the Year

Alastair Cole (Newcastle University)

lorram (Boat Song)

Doctoral Research of the Year

Laura Mora (Keele University)

Examining the self-representation of hijab fashion bloggers as a postfeminist phenomenon: Discourses of empowerment and their limitations

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