Media for a Just Society Awards
Media for a Just Society Awards

MJS LogoThe 2014 Media for a Just Society Awards have officially begun! We are pleased to announce this year's winner of the Distinguished Achievement Award: the critically acclaimed film Fruitvale Station. Writer/director Ryan Coogler and other members of the cast and production team will attend the awards ceremony to accept this prestigious award.

NCCD’s Media for a Just Society Awards are the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and adult protection issues. This year, we received more than 100 submissions and nominations from individuals and outlets whose work displays an outstanding commitment to social justice in the media. Stay tuned in coming months to learn which nominees will win awards in the categories of book, film, magazine, newspaper, radio, TV/video, web, and the new youth media category.

We are also pleased to present this year’s accomplished panel of judges, which includes eminent professionals from the fields of journalism, film, literature, social justice, and philanthropy.

  • Kathy Chow, executive director, Asian American Journalists Association
  • Malkia Cyril, executive director, Center for Media Justice
  • Chet Hewitt, president and chief operating officer, Sierra Health Foundation
  • Piper Kerman, author, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison
  • B. Kathlyn Mead, executive vice president and chief operating officer, The California Endowment


Join us for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and celebration on October 15, 2014, at the SFJAZZ Center as we honor the 2014 Media for a Just Society Award winners, including our Distinguished Achievement Award winner, Fruitvale Station. The ceremony will be a spectacular event attended by a diverse array of guests from national foundations and corporations, the legal community, media, the tech sector, government agencies, and community-based agencies. Purchase your tickets here.

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