The Media and Communication History Article Prize was awarded to a graduate student. The committee that awarded the prize suspended its operations in 2019.
Laurie Laplanche, « Le Service des émissions féminines télévisées au réseau francophone de la Société Radio-Canada (1965-1982) : une histoire du genre dans les organisations ». Journal of the Canadian Historical Association |Revue de la Société historique du Canada, Volume 26, no. 1, 2015.
Laurie Laplanche of Laval University is the winner of the Media & Communication History Committee Prize (2015) for her essay "Le Service des émissions féminines télévisées au réseau francophone de la Société Radio-Canada (1965-1982): une histoire du genre dans les organisations.” Her essay tills new ground in the field of Quebec and Canadian media history by exploring the operation of gender relations in the domestic television production industry. In doing so, she provides a wealth of new documentary evidence in this compellingly argued piece.
Rafico Ruiz, "The Moving Image on the North Atlantic, 1930-1950".
Branching out from some unedited film footage of the Grenfell Mission, Rafico Ruiz in this challenging paper explores the interface of environmental history and media studies. Using an expansive theoretical concept of media environments as well as a number of archival visual artefacts, he demonstrates how historical media do more than just illustrate narratives - they are integral to a joint process of mediation through which humans and the North Atlantic environment have evolved together.
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