PhD Dissertation Award

Polish Communication Association PhD Dissertation Award has been given annually since 2009 year. The main goals of the Award is to promote and support the young generation of scientists whose studies present best quality as for methodology and scientific narration and to integrate scholars dealing with communication and media problems.

The list of winners of the Award:

  • 2008 - Teresa Sławińska, PhD ‘Media business management on the example of Quest France’, PhD thesis supervisor: professor Teresa Sasińska-Klas (Jagiellonian University);
  • 2009 - Sławomir Czapnik, PhD ‘Anglo-Saxon economy of political communication. The foundations, development and contemporary state.’, PhD thesis supervisor: professor Zbigniew Wiktor (Univeristy of Wroclaw);
  • 2010 – Agnieszka Turska-Kawa, PhD ‘Alienation sense and use of media’, PhD thesis supervisors: professor Iwona Jakubowska-Branicka (Univeristy of Warsaw); professor Stanisław Michalczyk (Univeristy of Silesia);
  • 2011 – Małgorzata Adamik-Szysiak, PhD ‘Political video spots in Poland in 2005-2010 years”, PhD thesis supervisor: professor Iwona Hofman (UMCS);
  • 2012 - Magdalena Ślawska, PhD ‘Dialogue forms in journalistic genres’, PhD thesis supervisor: professor Małgorzata Kita (University of Silesia);
  • 2013 –Wojciech Maguś, PhD ‘Media images of candidates in presidential election in Poland 2010’, PhD thesis supervisor: professor Iwona Hofman (UMCS);
  • 2014 – two awards: Mirela Mazurkiewicz, PhD „Martial Law in Poland in Free Europe Radio perspective”, PhD thesis supervisor: professor Wiesława Piątkowska- Wiesława Piątkowska-Stepaniak (Univeristy of Opole); Piotr Kubiński, PhD ‘Video games poetics. Specific features.’ , PhD thesis supervisor: professor Ewa Szczęsna z (University of Warsaw);
  • 2015 – Karolina Albińska, PhD „Morning radio broadcasts as a mega-generic hybrid (based on selected Polish and British radio programmes’, PhD thesis supervisor: professor Elżbieta Pleszkun-Olejniczakowa (University of Lodz);
  • 2016 – Monika Kornacka-Grzonka, PhD ‘The role of local media in Śląsk Cieszyński community’, PhD thesis supervisor: professor Marian Gierula (University of Silesia)’
  • 2017 - Anna Barańska - Szmitko, PhD „Column’s Author image shaping by the text recipient’, PhD thesis supervisor: professor Grażyna Habrajska (University of Lodz)
  • 2018 - Maria Wąsicka-Sroczyńska, PhD ‘Parliamentarian parties and public broadcasters in Poland’, PhD thesis supervisor: professor Tadeusz Wallas (AMU). Special Award: Róża Norström, ‘The Coverage of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict by the Polish media (2014-2015)’, PhD thesis supervisor: professor Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska (University of Wroclaw)
  • 2019 - Paweł Łokić, PhD, „The practises of the journalistic professionals in new media environment”, PhD thesis supervisor: professor Dorota Piontek (AMU)





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