Past recipients of the Henry Mayer Award

Instituted to honour Henry Mayer after his death, the Henry Mayer Award went to the “most intellectually provocative, yet readable” paper published in the Australian Journal of Communication in the previous calendar year, as judged by the Editorial Advisory Panel of that journal. This list of papers represents what is considered to be some of the best scholarship published in the AJC. A useful entry point for more information on Henry Mayer is Rodney Tiffen (ed.), Mayer on the Media: Issues and Arguments. North Sydney; AFTRS, Allen and Unwin, 1994. The Australian Film Institute Research Collection holds the Henry Mayer Collection.

 

1991 Lelia Green. (1991) 'Hard and Soft Data: Gender Discrimination in Research Methodology', Australian Journal of Communication 18(2): 84-93.
1991
David Sless. (1991) 'Communication and Certainty', Australian Journal of Communication 18(3): 19-31.
1992 George Petelin. (1992) 'Quality: A Higher Level of Mediocrity', Australian Journal of Communication 19(2): 149-152.
1993 James Carey. (1993) 'May You Live in Interesting Times', Australian Journal of Communication 20(3): 1-12.
1994 Robyn Penman. (1994) 'Environmental Matters and Communication Challenges', Australian Journal of Communication 21(3): 26-39.
1994
David McKie. (1994) 'Telling Stories: Unnatural Histories, Natural Histories, and Biopolitics', Australian Journal of Communication 21(3): 92-104.
1995 John Hartley. (1995) 'Journalism and Modernity', Australian Journal of Communication 22(2): 20-30.
1995
Mica Nava. (1995) 'Modernity Tamed? Women Shoppers and the Rationalisation of Consumption in the Interwar Period', Australian Journal of Communication 22(2): 1-19.
1995 Sue Turnbull. (1995) 'Dying Beautifully: Crime, Aesthetics, and the Media', Australian Journal of Communication 22(1): 1-13.
1996 Robyn Penman. (1996) 'Imagining Conversation and Community', Australian Journal of Communication 23(2): 16-23.
1997 Alan McKee. (1997) 'Marking the Liminal for True Blue Aussies: The Generic Placement of Aboriginality in Australian Soap Opera', Australian Journal of Communication 24(1): 42-57.
1997
David McKie. (1997) 'Shifting Paradigms: Beyond Rats, Stats and 1950s Science', Australian Journal of Communication 24(2): 81-96.
1998 George Cheney. (1998) '"It's the Economy Stupid!". A Rhetorical-Communicative Perspective on Today's Market', Australian Journal of Communication 25(3): 25-44.
1998
Sue Turnbull. (1998) 'Better than Literature: Discourses of Value and Reading Crime', Australian Journal of Communication 25(3): 9-24.
1999 Greg Hearn. (1999) 'Deconstructing Modes of Communication Enquiry: Towards a Discourse of Doing', Australian Journal of Communication 26(2): 47-57.
2000 Steven Maras. (2000) 'Beyond the Transmission Model: Shannon, Weaver, and the Critique of Sender/Message/Receiver', Australian Journal of Communication 27(3): 123-142.
2001 Lelia Green. (2001) 'Hiding Behind Nakedness on the Nude Beach', Australian Journal of Communication 28(3): 1-10.
2001 Debashish Munshi and David McKie. (2001) 'Different Bodies of Knowledge: Diversity and Diversitfication in Public Relations', Australian Journal of Communication 28(3): 11-22.
2002 Michael Galvin. (2002) 'Communication Futures and the Future of Communication', Australian Journal of Communication 29(2): 15-32.