We are happy to announce that AoIR has instituted a newÂ awardÂ to recognizeÂ excellence in internet-related scholarship. In creating thisÂ award, we wantÂ to extend AoIR’s reach, recognizing and promoting excellent research thatÂ goes beyond conference presentations. We are truly excited about this newÂ award, and invite all those eligible to apply. We will accept nominationsÂ (self and other) for Best Internet Research-RelatedÂ Book, for the past yearÂ (i.e. 2010). Any single authoredÂ bookÂ published in that time frame relatedÂ to Internet research is eligible for theÂ award. The committee to select thisÂ awardÂ is notable for its own contributions to the field and includes SteveÂ Jones, Sonia Livingstone, and Peng Hwa Ang. Submissions for considerationÂ must be sent to Steve Jones by February 1, 2011. Three copies of theÂ bookÂ should be submitted to him at the following address:
Prof. Steve Jones
Department of Communication (m/c 132)
University of Illinois at Chicago
1007 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
The winner of theÂ awardÂ will be announced in the spring of 2011. In additionÂ to winning a cash prize, the individual will also be invited to participateÂ as a featured speaker at the next AoIR conference, on a topic of theirÂ choosing. Please contact Steve Jones atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org or Mia Consalvo atÂ email@example.com if you have any questions about this process.