NCCD’s Media for a Just Society Awards are the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of social justice issues. We are proud to announce this year’s judges for our Media for a Just Society Awards. The panel includes eminent professionals from the fields of journalism, film, television, social justice, and philanthropy. Join us in welcoming the 2015 judges:
Father Gregory Boyle, Founder and CEO, Homeboy Industries: Father Greg has dedicated his life to helping Los Angeles’ most marginalized individuals find a place in society’s ranks. He has become a beacon of hope around the world and was selected as one of the White House Champions of Change.
Eleanor Clement Glass, Special Advisor to the President for Public Policy Initiatives, Silicon Valley Community Foundation: Eleanor Clement Glass brings a wealth of leadership and 40 years of nonprofit and philanthropy experience to her work. Her responsibilities include providing oversight and guidance to the community foundation's public policy and advocacy related to programmatic priorities.
Brickson Diamond, Chief Operating Officer, The Executive Leadership Council, and Board Chair, Blackhouse Foundation: Brickson Diamond is a nationally focused nonprofit leader applying broad and deep multi-industry experience to advancing access and opportunity for communities not traditionally well-represented.
Maria Hinojosa, Executive Producer, NPR’s Latino USA, and President and CEO of Futuro Media Group: Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning news anchor and reporter who covers America’s untold stories and highlights today’s critical issues, and was the 2014 Media for a Just Society radio winner. She has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in the United States and abroad.
Van Jones, Correspondent, CNN: Van Jones is a CNN political contributor, regularly appearing across the network’s programming and special political coverage. He has founded and led four nonprofit organizations engaged in social and environmental justice.
Dawn Porter, Founder, Trilogy Films: Dawn Porter is director/producer of Gideon’s Army, the 2014 Media for a Just Society film winner. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the Georgetown University Law Center and was a practicing attorney before beginning her television and film career.
Barbara Raymond, Director, Schools & Neighborhoods Policy, The California Endowment: Barbara Raymond focuses on accelerating social change through strategic communications, policy advocacy, community organizing, and evaluation. Previously, she was with RAND, Seattle Police Department, and King County Drug Court.
Darnell Strom, Agent, Creative Artists Agency: At the Creative Artists Agency, Darnell Strom sits at the intersection of entertainment and social impact, advising talent on their prosocial initiatives and booking speaking engagements for clients across the board. Previously, Darnell launched the Millennium Network at the Clinton Foundation and served as deputy director of scheduling to President Clinton.
Watch this space in coming months for other Media for a Just Society announcements, including the Distinguished Achievement Award winner!
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