#SMSociety 2020 Conference Awards

Congratulations to the authors of the 2020 Best Paper and Best Method Paper Award winners!

The awards are presented annually and are selected by the Track Chairs and the Organizing Committee from the pool of accepted full papers, based on the highest peer-review scores and feedback from reviewers.

Best Paper

Best Paper Award goes to Kimberley R. Allison, Kay Bussey and Naomi Sweller (Macquarie University, Australia) for “Fair Game: The Effects of Target Identity, Attack Topic and Role-Relevance in the Judgement of Online Aggression

Best Method Paper

Best Method Paper Award goes to Belén Fernández García and Susana Salgado (University of Lisbon, Portugal) for “Populism by the people: An analysis of online comments in Portugal and Spain

Most Engaging Presentation

Most Engaging Presentation Award goes to the presentation with the greatest number of comments on YouTube posted between July 22-31, 2020.

The award goes to Jenna Drenten (Loyola University Chicago) and Pilar Castro González (Loyola University Andalusia) for “Social Media and the Meme-ification of Marketing: Exploring How Brands Interact with Consumers on TikTok

Most Engaged Attendee on Twitter

Following the interdisciplinary nature of the conference and the “Diverse Voices” theme of this year’s conference, we will choose the winner using the betweenness centrality score to locate the attendee who acts as a bridging agent in the #SMSociety communication network on Twitter between July 22 – July 31, 2020.

Most Engaged Attendee on Twitter Award goes to Zoetanya Sujon (London College of Communication) – @jetsumgerl