SComS Best Paper Award

Since 2018 Studies in Communication Sciences (SComS) grants an annual Best Paper Award. It honors the best paper published in the journal in the General Section or a Thematic Section.

The editors preselect up to eight published SComS papers and organize a peer-review with jurors from outside the editorial team who rank quality of the papers independently from each other.

The award winner is announced at the annual conference of the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SACM).



Dr. Nina Wicke (Technische Universität Braunschweig)
Prof. Dr. Monika Taddicken (Technische Universität Braunschweig)

"I think it's up to the media to raise awareness." Quality expectations of media coverage on climate change from the audience’s perspective (Vol. 21, Issue 1)

Dr. Davide Cino (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)
Prof. Dr. Hannah Früh (HAW Hamburg University of Applied Sciences)
Dr. Werner A. Meier (University of Zurich)
Dr. Franziska Oehmer-Pedrazzi (University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons FHGR)
Dr. Alexander Ort (University of Lucerne)
Lilian Suter, MSc (ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences)



Dr. Davide Cino (University of Milan-Bicocca)
Dr. Chiara Dalledonne Vandini (University of Bologna)

 “My kid, my rule”: Governing children’s digital footprints as a source of dialectical tensions between mothers and daughters-in-law (Vol. 20, Issue 2)

Prof. Dr. Regula Hänggli (University of Fribourg)
Prof. Dr. Wibke Weber (ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics)



Raphael Kösters, M. A. (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
Peter Obert (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
Dr. Matthias Begenat (Center for Advanced Internet Studies, CAIS)
Prof. Dr. Olaf Jandura (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

In der Krise vereint? Milieuspezifische Perspektiven auf die Flüchtlingskrise (Vol. 19, Issue 1)

Prof. Dr. Klaus Neumann-Braun (University of Basel)
Prof. Dr. Urs Dahinden (University of Applied Sciences, Chur)



Prof. Dr. Frank Marcinkowski (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
Christopher Starke, M. A. (University of Münster)

Trust in government: What’s news media got to do with it? (Vol. 18, Issue 1)

Prof. Dr. Klaus Neumann-Braun (University of Basel)
Prof. Dr. Heinz Bonfadelli (University of Zurich)