2017 Finalists

2017 Finalists

NCCD is proud to announce this year’s finalists for the annual Media for a Just Society Awards. These awards are the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of social justice issues. Finalists were chosen from more than 150 nominations and submissions in six categories.

BOOK

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
Penguin Random House
Heather Ann Thompson

Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court
Stanford Law Books
Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison
Convergent Books
Shaka Senghor
  

FILM

13th
Netflix
Ava DuVernay

Milwaukee 53206
Transform Films Inc.
Keith McQuirter

OJ: Made in America
ESPN Films
Ezra Edelman
  

PRINT/ONLINE JOURNALISM

"Baby Doe"
The New Yorker
Jill Lepore

"Hard Time"
The Intercept
Lisa Armstrong

"Who Guards the Guardians?"
Texas Observer
Patrick Michels
  

RADIO

"20 Years Later"
This American Life
Samantha Broun

"And Justice for Some"
Reveal: The Center for Investigative Reporting
Al Letson

"The Short, Wonderful, But Ultimately Tragic Life of Lena Bruce"
WGBH News
Phillip Martin
  

TV/VIDEO

Beyond the Wall
Freedom Behind Bars Foundation
Jenny Phillips and Bestor Cram

"On the Outs: Reentry for Inmates with Disabilities"
AVID
Jordan Melograna

"Policing the Police"
Frontline
James Jacoby, Anya Bourg, and Jelani Cobb
  

YOUTH MEDIA

"After Orange"
Yale Daily News
Isabelle Taft

"Crime and Punishment"
Medill Justice Project
Yaqoob Qaseem, Kara Stevick, and Alyssa Wisnieski

"Death Denied"
Medill Justice Project
Fallon Schlossman

"Inmates Want Files to Prove Innocence. DA Can't Find Them."
City Limits
Stan Johnson, Brianna Lorenzana, Cristyn Mingo, Arlenis Pena, Rickie Quansah, Kayla Ray, Adaury Rodriguez, and Nickie Uwoghiren

"The Summer After Trayvon Martin"
Rookie Magazine
Jasmine Sanders