NCCD Announces Winners for the Media for a Just Society Award
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.