Eugenia M. Palmegiano Prize

The Eugenia M. Palmegiano Prize in the History of Journalism is awarded annually to the author of the most outstanding book published in English on any aspect of the history of journalism, concerning any area of the world, and any period.  Books that focus on the recent past should have a significant historical component. Books that deal with journalism in relation to other forms of mass communication are eligible for consideration.

  1. Books with a copyright of 2018 are eligible for the 2019 award.
  2. Nomination submissions may be made by an author or by a publisher. Publishers may submit as many entries as they wish. Authors or publishers may submit the same book for multiple AHA prizes.
  3. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  4. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Palmegiano Prize Entry.” Print copies preferred unless otherwise indicated. If only e-copy is available, please contact review committee members beforehand to arrange submission format.

Please Note: Entries must be received by May 15, 2019, to be eligible for the 2019 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2019 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2020 AHA annual meeting in New York City.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

Contact Information for Committee Members

Send one copy to each committee member and complete the prize submission form (above).

Kim Gallon
2886 Bentbrook Ln.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
kgallon@purdue.edu
Jeremy Popkin
Univ. of Kentucky
Dept. of History
1715 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
popkin@uky.edu
Jonathan Wells
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Dept. of History
Residential Coll.
701 East University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1245
jonwells@umich.edu