2022 MEA Awards

as presented at our 2022 convention

The Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology to Craig Robertson for The Filing Cabinet: A Vertical History of Information

The Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in the Field of Media Ecology to Jaqueline McLeod Rogers for “Susanne Langer, Marshall McLuhan and Media Ecology: Feminist Principles in Humanist Projects”

The Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Social Interaction to Kate Eichhorn for The End of Forgetting: Growing Up with Social Media

The Susanne K. Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Symbolic Form to Corey Anton for How Non-Being Haunts Being: On Possibilities, Morality, and Death Acceptance

The Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture to Allissa V. Richardson for Bearing Witness While Black: African-Americans, Smartphones, and the New Protest #Journalism

The Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics to Paolo Galluzzi for The Italian Renaissance of Machines

The Harold A. Innis Award for Outstanding Thesis or Dissertation in the Field of Media Ecology to Andrew Jon Longcore for Camping Out in the Uncanny Valley: Symbolic Inversion in Animated Sitcoms

The Mary Shelley Award for Outstanding Fictional Work to William Jefferson (author) and Sue Zizza (director) for Presence: The Play (audio adaptation)

The John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in the Field of Media Ecology to David Sington (Director) for The First Alphabet: How Writing Changed the World (video documentary)

The Louis Forsdale Award for Outstanding Educator in the Field of Media Ecology to Adriana Braga

The Jacques Ellul Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Activism to Roberto Mangabeira Unger

The James W. Carey Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Journalism to Patricia Campos Mello

The Christine L. Nystrom Award for Career Achievement in Service to the Field of Media Ecology to Margaret Cassidy

The Edmund S. Carpenter Award for Career Achievement in Editing in the Field of Media Ecology to Fernando I. Gutiérrez and Octavio Islas

The Walter J. Ong Award for Career Achievement in Scholarship to Paul Soukup

The Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity to Tiffany Shlain


Convention Top Paper Award

Cosette Castro (Fundação Friedrich Ebert Stiftung/Brasil e Instituto Lula), “Estudo Comparativo Sobre Inclusão Digital Entre Ativistas Com Vulnerabilidade Social e Lideranças de Movimentos Sociais Organizados no Brasil”

Linda Elson Scholar Award for Top Student Paper

Marina Michelis (PUC-Rio), “Tupi or Not Tupi, That Is the Question of the Media: Contributions of Amerindian Thought for a Media Ecology Research Agenda”


2022 MEA Awards Committees

Book Awards
(McLuhan, Goffman, Langer, Lee, Mumford)

  • Paul Levinson
  • Julianne Newton
  • Paul Soukup

Benjamin Award

  • Corey Anton
  • Eva Berger
  • Erik Garrett

Innis Award

  • Ernest Hakanen
  • Brett Lunceford
  • Jaqueline McLeod Rogers

Shelley Award

  • Bernadette Ann Bowen
  • Barry Liss
  • Thomas Zlatic

Culkin Award

  • Robert Albrecht
  • Margaret Cassidy
  • Thom Gencarelli

Forsdale Award

  • Cathy Adams
  • Brian Cogan
  • Karen Lollar

Ellul Award

  • Nora Bateson
  • Peter Fallon
  • Stephanie Gibson

Carey Award

  • Paul Grosswiler
  • Donna Halper
  • James C. Morrison

Nystrom Award

  • Adriana Braga
  • Thom Gencarelli
  • Michael Plugh
  • Lance Strate

Carpenter Award

  • Corey Anton
  • Adriana Braga
  • Thom Gencarelli
  • Michael Plugh

Ong Award

  • Corey Anton
  • Adriana Braga
  • Peggy Cassidy
  • Michael Plugh
  • Lance Strate

Postman Award

  • Adriana Braga
  • Peggy Cassidy
  • Thom Gencarelli
  • Paul Levinson
  • Michael Plugh
  • Douglas Rushkoff
  • Lance Strate

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