Each year at its annual convention, the MEA gives out a number of awards, including the MEA Convention Top Paper Award and the Linda Elson Scholar Award for Top Student Paper.
The winner of the Linda Elson Scholar Award is named a Linda Elson Scholar and receives complimentary membership and convention registration for the following year. Linda Elson was a PhD student in the media ecology program at New York University who passed away before she could complete her dissertation. With the help of Alan Ponikvar, her study was published as Paradox Lost: A Cross-Contextual Definition of Levels of Abstraction in Hampton Press’s Media Ecology book series.
In addition to the two covention paper awards, the MEA gives out the following awards for books:
The MEA’s awards also include:
To learn more or to nominate someone or yourself for one of these awards, see the current call for nominations.
Click here for a list of the most-recent winners. You may also be interested in the full list of the MEA’s past awards.
In 2021, the MEA, in conjunction with the Urban Communication Foundation, began awarding a Student Research Grant.