2020 MEA Awards

The Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology to
Tiffany Shlain for 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week

The Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in the Field of Media Ecology to
Laureano Ralón for “From Global Village to Global Theater: The Late McLuhan as a Philosopher of Difference, Sense, and Multiplicities”

The Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Social Interaction to
Mark Kingwell for Wish I Were Here: Boredom and the Interface

The Susanne K. Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Symbolic Form to
Yoni Van Den Eede for The Beauty of Detours: A Batesonian Philosophy of Technology

The Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture to
Maggie Jackson for Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus in a World of Lost Attention

The Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics to
Clifford G. Christians for Media Ethics and Global Justice in the Digital Age

The Harold A. Innis Award for Outstanding Thesis or Dissertation in the Field of Media Ecology to
Julia M. Hildebrand for Consumer Drones as Mobile Media: A Technographic Study of Seeing, Moving, and Being (with) Drones

The Mary Shelley Award for Outstanding Fictional Work to
Bill Bly for We Descend, Volume Two, New Selected Writings from Archives Pertaining to Egderus Scriptuor

The John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in the Field of Media Ecology to
Thom Gencarelli for Mistral (audio recording featuring musical composition and performance by bluerace)

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

The Jacques Ellul Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Activism to
Simi Linton

The James W. Carey Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Journalism to
Ken Auletta

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

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

The Walter J. Ong Award for Career Achievement in Scholarship to
Maryanne Wolf

The Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity to
Jay Rosen

The MEA Convention Top Paper Award to
Barry Liss

The Linda Elson Scholar Award to
Steven Hicks


2020 Awards Committees

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

  • Corey Anton
  • Paul Levinson
  • Julianne Newton

Benjamin

  • Casey Man Kong Lum
  • Valerie Peterson
  • Paul Soukup

Innis

  • Susan Drucker
  • Elena Lamberti
  • Ellen Rose

Shelley

  • Stephanie Bennett
  • Jacque McLeod Rogers
  • Sheila Nayar

Culkin

  • Brian Cogan
  • Teresa Manzella
  • Edward Tywoniak

Forsdale

  • Catherine Adams
  • John Dowd
  • Octavio Islas

Ellul

  • Stephanie Gibson
  • Joshua Meyrowitz
  • Phil Rose

Carey

  • Katherine Fry
  • James C. Morrison
  • Paul Thaler

Nystrom

  • Peggy Cassidy
  • Thom Gencarelli
  • Paolo Granata

Carpenter

  • Peggy Cassidy
  • Thom Gencarelli
  • Paolo Granata
  • Ernest Hakanen

Ong

  • Corey Anton
  • Peggy Cassidy
  • Brian Cogan
  • Paolo Granata
  • Paul A. Soukup
  • Lance Strate

Postman

  • Peggy Cassidy
  • Brian Cogan
  • Paolo Granata
  • Thom Gencarelli
  • Douglas Rushkoff
  • Paul Levinson
  • Lance Strate

Elson

  • John Dowd
  • Sal Fallica
  • Thom Gencarelli
  • Ernest Hakanen

Top Paper

  • Peggy Cassidy
  • Sal Fallica
  • Lance Strate

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