Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award 2019

Carl Couch Center issues an annual call for research papers and published works (i.e., books or articles) to be considered for Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award. To be considered for the Christians Award, submissions should interpret or address important theoretical issues in the areas of ethics, mass communication theory, and the relationship between media and technology and culture; interpret and apply concepts employed in Christians' work in new and insightful ways. Submissions will be evaluated based on the quality of (1) mastery of Christians’ approaches and concepts, (2) originality, (3) organization, (4) presentation, and (5) advancement of knowledge.

Members of Award Review Committee are:

  • Dr. Lee Wilkins, University of Missouri
  • Dr. Melba Velez Ortiz, Grand Valley State University
  • Dr. Deni Elliott, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
  • Dr. Ronald Arnett, Duquesne University
  • Dr. Robert Fortner, Calvin College

Both single and co-authored works are accepted. Applications may only be submitted for award consideration once. Published materials submitted must have appeared no earlier than eighteen months prior to each year’s application. The best work will receive the Christians Award. Those interested please send six copies of the research papers or published works (if the publication is a book, six copies of the table of contents and of one chapter is sufficient) with a 100-word abstract to:

Shing-Ling S. Chen
Dept. of Communication Studies
Univ. of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
Tel: 319-273-6021
e-mail: sarina.chen [at]

Application deadline is May 5, 2019.  Notification of the award will be sent out by November 1, 2019.