Grants, Contracts, Special Awards

2018 William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award by the CITAMS (Communication, Information Technology & Media Sociology) Section at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association

2014  ICA Top Faculty Paper Award from the International Communication Association, Political Communication Division for “Agenda-Setting in Social Media and Traditional Media: A Time Series Analysis of Big Data.”

2013 Media Tenor Special Award for Agenda-Setting Theory.  Media Tenor  International Agenda-Setting Conference  Berlin Germany

2007 Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award. American Political Science Association, Political Communication Section

Deliberative Citizenship. National Science Foudnation, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division Grant F015544, 2006-2008

Energizing the Electronic Electorate, 1999-2001
Principal Investigator. Annenberg Public Policy Center, Pew Charitable Trusts 1999-2001

Analytic Modeling Environment for Telecommunications Infrastructure 1995-6
Principal Investigator, Murrow Center, AT&T

Digital Life and News in the Future Research Consortium, 1996-7
Principal Investigator, MIT Media Laboratory, Harvard University

Internet Telephony Interoperability Research Consortium, 1997
Principal Investigator, MIT Research Program on Communications Policy, Harvard University

Albert Freedman Award, 1997
International Society of Political Psychology, Best Paper Presented at the 1996 Annual Society Meetings, (with Michael MacKuen and George Marcus)

Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research, 1997
For publication of The Gordian Knot, McGannon Center, Fordham University

Global Information Infrastructure, 1994-1995
Principal Investigator, Murrow Center, United States Information Agency

International Telecommunications, 1992-3
Principal Investigator, Murrow Center, International Telecommunications Union

Program on Technical Standards in International Communications, 1992-current
Principal Investigator, Murrow Center, Advanced Research Projects Administration

Television of Tomorrow Research Consortium, 1989-1992
Research Fellow, MIT Media Lab

Political Learning and the News Media, 1988-1990
Co-Principal Investigator, MIT Media Lab, The Spencer Foundation

The Future of the Telecommunications Network, 1986-1988
Principal Investigator, MIT Media Lab, The Markle Foundation

The MIT Audience Research Group, 1985-1992
Director, MIT Media Lab, sponsored by The Center for Advanced Television Study, Polaroid Corporation, and GTE Laboratories

The Audience Response to New Video Technology, 1983?-1989
Project Director, a joint project with the Advanced Television Research Program of MIT’s Media Laboratory, funded by the Center for Advanced Television Study

The Future of the Mass Audience Project, 1982-1988
Principal Investigator, a joint project of Time, Inc., ABC, CBS, NBC, The Washington Post Company, The New York Times, Warner Communications, and MIT

Communications Research and Communications Policy, 1980
Principal Investigator, Yale University, Markle Foundation

Comparative Analysis of Mass Communications Systems, 1977
Ford Foundation Faculty Research Grant, Yale University Concilium in International and Area Studies.