The 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.
Join us for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and celebration on October 15, 2014, at the San Francisco Jazz 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.