2021 MEA Awards

as presented at our 2021 convention

The Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology to B.W. Powe and Marshall Soules for The Charge in the Global Membrane

The Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in the Field of Media Ecology to Justin C. Tackett for "'I heard his silver Call': Emily Dickinson and the Poetry of Telegraphic Acoustics"

The Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Social Interaction to Larry Busbea for The Responsive Environment: Design, Aesthetics, and the Human in the 1970s; and Deborah Eicher-Catt for Recovering the Voice in Our Techno-Social World

The Susanne K. Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Symbolic Form to Robert Albrecht and Carmine Tabone for The Arts and Play as Educational Media in the Digital Age

The Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture to Daniel Belgrad for The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in 70s America

The Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics to Jaqueline McLeod Rogers for McLuhan’s Techno-Sensorium City: Coming to Our Senses in a Programmed Environment

The Harold A. Innis Award for Outstanding Thesis or Dissertation in the Field of Media Ecology to Richard S. Lewis for "Relating Through Our Selves: Situating Media Literacy with Intersubjective Mediation"

The Mary Shelley Award for Outstanding Fictional Work to Ted Chiang for Exhalation

The John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in the Field of Media Ecology to John McDaid for Trails of Mars (audio recording)

The Louis Forsdale Award for Outstanding Educator in the Field of Media Ecology to Ellen Rose

The Jacques Ellul Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Activism to Joshua Meyrowitz

The James W. Carey Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Journalism to Kara Swisher

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

The Edmund S. Carpenter Award for Career Achievement in Editing in the Field of Media Ecology to Corey Anton

The Walter J. Ong Award for Career Achievement in Scholarship to David R. Olson

The Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity to Naomi Klein


2021 Awards Committees

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

  • Corey Anton
  • Paul Levinson
  • Julianne Newton

The Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in the Field of Media Ecology

  • Karen Lollar
  • Brett Lunceford
  • Paul A. Soukup

The Harold A. Innis Award for Outstanding Thesis or Dissertation in the Field of Media Ecology

  • Susan Drucker
  • Elena Lamberti
  • Ellen Rose

The Mary Shelley Award for Outstanding Fictional Work

  • Sal Fallica
  • Jaque McLeod Rogers
  • Matt Thomas

The John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in the Field of Media Ecology

  • Nora Bateson
  • Brian Cogan
  • Michael Plugh

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

  • Stephanie Bennett
  • Eva Berger
  • Fernando Gutiérrez

The Jacques Ellul Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Activism

  • Peter Fallon
  • Stephanie Gibson
  • Phil Rose

The James W. Carey Award for Outstanding Journalism

  • Paul Grosswiler
  • Donna Halper
  • James C. Morrison

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

  • Peggy Cassidy
  • Thom Gencarelli
  • Adriana Braga

The Edmund S. Carpenter Award for Career Achievement in Editing in the Field of Media Ecology

  • Peggy Cassidy
  • Thom Gencarelli
  • Adriana Braga
  • Ernest Hakanen

The Walter J. Ong Award for Career Achievement in Scholarship

  • Corey Anton
  • Peggy Cassidy
  • Brian Cogan
  • Adriana Braga
  • Paul A. Soukup
  • Lance Strate

The Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity

  • Peggy Cassidy
  • Brian Cogan
  • Adriana Braga
  • Thom Gencarelli
  • Douglas Rushkoff
  • Paul Levinson
  • Lance Strate

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