NCCD Announces Winners for the Media for a Just Society Award

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NCCD Announces Winners for the Media for a Just Society Award

September 5, 2014 | by

NCCD is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Media for a Just Society Awards. These awards are the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare issues. This year, more than 150 entries from 50 different outlets competed for recognition in the categories of book, film, magazine, newspaper, radio, TV/video, web, and youth media.


The 2014 Media for a Just Society Award winners are:

Distinguished Achievement Award in Film: Fruitvale Station, written and directed by Ryan Coogler

Book: Men We Reaped: A Memoir, Jesmyn Ward, Bloomsbury USA 

Film: Gideon’s Army, Dawn Porter, Trilogy Films

Magazine: “With 2.3 Million People Incarcerated in the US, Prisons Are Big Business,” Liliana Segura, The Nation

Newspaper: “Split the Baby: Two Sides of an Adoption Battle,” Olivia LaVecchia, City Pages 

Radio: “Going to Rikers Island,” Maria Hinojosa, Latino USA (NPR)

TV/Video: “Our Turn to Dream,” Brittany Washington, Jordan Melograna, and Jesse Lava, Brave New Films

Web: “The Fight for Black Men,” Joshua DuBois, The Daily Beast/Newsweek 

Youth Media: “Life Under Suspicion: Youth Perspectives on NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy,” Raelene Holmes-Andrews, Educational Video Center


Join us on October 15 for the awards ceremony at the spectacular SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. Guests in attendance will include winners and judges including Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison; Fruitvale Station writer/director Ryan Coogler; and keynote speaker Sonja Sohn, star of HBO’s The Wire and founder of ReWired for Change.

Don’t wait to purchase your ticket! You can also become a host and bring your friends and colleagues. We look forward to sharing this special evening with you.