Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award Winners

  • 2016 - James T. Hamilton Democracy's Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism
  • 2015 - Victor Pickard America's Battle for Media Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media
  • 2014 - Seth K.Goldman and Diana Mutz The Obama Effect: How the 2008 Campaign Changed White Racial Attitudes
  • 2013 - Gwyneth Mellinger Chasing Newsroom Diversity: From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action
  • 2012 - Maurine H. Beasley Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence
  • 2011 - Marshall Poe, A History of Communication: Media and Society from the Evolution of Speech to the Internet
  • 2010 - Mark Feldstein, Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington's Scandal Culture
  • 2009 - Clifford G. Christians, Theodore L. Glasser, Denis McQuail, Kaarle Nordenstreng and Robert A. White, Normative Theories of the Media: Journalism in Democratic Societies
  • 2008 - Kathy Roberts Forde, Literary Journalism on Trial: Masson v. New Yorker and the First Amendment
  • 2007 - Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites, No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture and Liberal Democracy
  • 2006 - Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff, The Race Beat: the Press, the Civil Rights Struggle and the Awakening of a Nation
  • 2005 - Chad Raphael, Investigated Reporting: Muckrakers, Regulators, and the Struggle over Television Documentary
  • 2004 - James T. Hamilton, All in the News That's Fit to Sell: How the Market Transforms Information Into News
  • 2003 - Robert Miraldi, The Pen is Mightier: The Muckraking Life of Charles Edward Russell
  • 2002 - Vincent Fitzpatrick, Gerald W. Johnson: from Southern Liberal to National Conscience
  • 2001 - Leonard Ray Teel, Ralph Emerson McGill: Voice of the Southern Conscience
  • 2000 - Robert Entman and Andrew Rojecki, The Black Image in the WHite Mind: Media and Race in America
  • 1999 - Robert McChesney, Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times
  • 1998 - James Ettema and Theodore Glasser, Custodians of Conscience: Investigative Journalism and Public Virtue
  • 1997 - Michael Robertson, Stephen Crane, Journalism and the Making of MOdern American Literature
  • 1996 - Peter Canning, American Dreamers: The Wallaces and Reader's Digest
  • 1995 - Joyce Hoffman, Theodore H. White and JOurnalism as Illusion
  • 1994 - Thomas Maier, Newhouse: All the Glitter, Power and Glory of America's Richest MEdia EMpire and the Secretive Man Behind It
  • 1993 - Bryan Gruley, Paper Losses: A Modern Epic of Greed & Betrayal at America's Two Largest Newspaper Companies
  • 1992 - Vance H. Trimble, The Astonishing Mr. Scripps: The Turbulent Life of America's Penny Press Lord
  • 1991 - Daniel W. Pfaff, Joseph Pulitzer II and The Post-Dispatch: A Newspaperman's Life
  • 1990 - Peter Kurth, American Cassandra
  • 1989 - Hazel Dicken-Garcia, Journalistic Standards in Nineteenth-Century America
  • 1988 - Marie Brenner, House of Dreams: The Bingham Family of Louisville
  • 1987 - James L. Baughman, Luce and the Rise of American News Media
  • 1986 - Ann M. Sperber, Ed Murrow, His Life and Times
  • 1985 - Roy Hoopes, Ralph Ingersoll, A Biography
  • 1984 - Robert W. Desmond, Tiedes of War, World News Reporting 1931-1945
  • 1983 - E. Eugene Goodwin, Groping for Ethics in Journalism
  • 1982 - John Naisbitt, Megatrends
  • 1981 - Edwin Bayley, Joe McCarthy and the Press
  • 1980 - Ronald Steel, Walter Lippman and the American Century
  • 1979 - David Halberstam, The Powers That Be
  • 1978 - Kevin M. McAuliffe, The Great American Newspaper, Rise and Fall of the Village Voice
  • 1977 - Chalmers M. Roberts, The Washington Post: The First 100 Years
  • 1976 - William Porter, Assault on the Media, the Nixon Years
  • 1975 - Claude-Anne Lopez and Eugenia W. Herbert, The Private Franklin: The Man and His Family
  • 1974 - Merlo S. Pusey, Eugene Meyer
  • 1973 - Marion K. Sanders, Dorothy Thompson
  • 1972 - William E. Ames, History of the National Intelligencer
  • 1971 - Charles H. Brown, William Cullen Bryant
  • 1970 - Special Award to Eric Barnouw for his three-volume history of Radio-Television
  • 1969 - Calder Pickett, Ed Howe, Country Town Philosopher
  • 1968 - Bryce W. Rucker, The First Freedom
  • 1967 - James W. Markham, Voices of the Red Giants
  • 1966 - Oliver Knight, I Protest
  • 1965 - Elmer E. Cornwell, Jr., Presidential Leadership of Public Opinion
  • 1964 - Wilbur Schramm, Mass Media and National Development: The Role of Information in Developing Countries
  • 1963 - Peter Lyon, The Life and Times of S.S. McClure
  • 1962 - Theodore E. Kruglak, The Two Faces of Tass
  • 1961 - William S. Swanberg, Citizen Hearst
  • 1960 - Leonard W. Levy, Legacy of Supression: Freedom of Speech and Press in American History
  • 1959 - Warren C. Price, The Literature of Journalism
  • 1958 - Arthur M. Schlesinger, Prelude to Independence
  • 1957 - Frank Luther Mott, A History of American Magazines 1895-1905
  • 1956 - Frederick S. Siebert, Theodore Peterson, and Wilbur Schramm, Four Theories of the Press
  • 1955 - J. Cutler Andrews, The North Reports the Civil War
  • 1954 - James W. Markham, Bovard of the Post-Dispatch
  • 1953 - Harold L. Cross, The people's Right to Know
  • 1952 - Frederick S. Siebert, Freedom of the Press in England, 1467-1775
  • 1951 - Meyer Berger, The Story of the New York Times
  • 1950 - Alex Inkles, Public Opinion in Soviet Russia
  • 1949 - Herbert Brucker, Freedom of Information
  • 1948 - Paul Lazerfeld and Patricia Kendall, Radio Listening in America
  • 1947 - Clarence S. Brigham, History and Bibliography of American Newspapers
  • 1946 - Bruce L. Smith, Harold D. Lasswell, and Ralph D. Casey, Propaganda Communications, and Public Opinion: A Comprehensive Reference Guide
  • 1945 - Neil Borden, National Advertising in Newspapers
  • 1944 - Thomas E. Dabney, One Hundred Great Years: A History of The New Orleans Times-Picayune