'The Obama Victory' Honored With American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence

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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | (215) 746-1798 February 10, 2011

The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election has been honored with the 2010 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in the area of government & politics. Each year the PROSE Awards recognize the best professional and scholarly books, journals, and electronic publications for outstanding contributions to their fields. The Obama Victory was among 45 prize recipients announced February 3, 2011 during the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers’ annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Obama Victory authors Kate Kenski, Bruce Hardy, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson used data from the 2008 National Annenberg Election Survey – the largest survey conducted during the presidential election by the academy – to construct their in-depth analysis of the historic 2008 presidential election.

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