Evident Change is proud to announce the finalists for the 2020 Media for a Just Society Awards. Each year, we recognize media from across the United States that further public understanding of Evident Change’s focus areas, including child welfare, juvenile justice, adult justice, and adult protection. Many of these topics are covered regularly by the media, yet their treatment is often sensationalized and not representative of system issues the public should care about. The media we recognize look deeper, consider trends, and offer insight. For many years, the Media for a Just Society Awards have been given in the categories of book, film, print/online journalism, radio, television/video, and youth media. This year we have added a new category for those who write and create other media while incarcerated. We believe their unique perspectives are crucial to understanding and improving the nation’s social systems.
Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration
Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanors System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal
You Can't Stop the Revolution: Community Disorder and Social Ties in Post-Ferguson America
University of California Press
College Behind Bars
Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
Dr. Monique Morris and Jacoba Atlas
A Woman in the Room Productions
When They See Us
A Desperate Bargain
Juliana Schatz Preston
Jemele Hill Is Unbothered, Podcast Episode 19: The System Is the Villain
New Hampshire Public Radio
DU Prison Arts Initiative
America ReFramed: Pyne Poynt
Steve Patrick Ercolani and Gabe Dinsmoor
American Documentary, Inc.
Mentally Ill Prisoners Are Dying. Are Private Health Care Companies to Blame?
d Yasu Tsuji
Youth In Action: RISE for Youth
Brave New Films
"Claiming the Life I Deserve: I was raped and trafficked, but I wasn't silenced"
Marreka M. Beckett
Youth Communication: Represent
"Naomi Wadler on Standing in Her Power One Year After the March for Our Lives"
"'You Won't Kill Me.' The Repetitive Reality of Police Brutality Cases"
Hong Ta, Essey Paulos, and Marian Mohamed
RadioActive Youth Media/KUOW Public Radio
MEDIA BY A PERSON WHO IS INCARCERATED
"Fields of Blood: My Life as a Prison Laborer"
Timothy D.V. Bazrowx
The Marshall Project
"I Spent 20 Years on Death Row"
"The Case for Why Violent Offenders Deserve Parole"