Announcing the 2015 Media for a Just Society Awards Finalists


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Announcing the 2015 Media for a Just Society Awards Finalists

June 5, 2015 | by National Council on Crime and Delinquency

NCCD is proud to announce this year’s finalists for its annual Media for a Just Society Awards. These awards are the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of social justice issues. Finalists were chosen from more than 150 nominations and submissions in seven categories.


Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison
The New Press
Nell Bernstein


Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America
The New Press
Jonathan Simon

On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City
The University of Chicago Press
Alice Goffman


Studio B Films
Suzanne LaFetra
David Collier

Imperial Dreams
Super Crispy Entertainment
Malik Vitthal

15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story
PBS: Point of View
Nadine Pequeneza

Print/Online Journalism – Longform

“A Mother Who Just Wanted to Know When Her Son Would Eat”
Waging Nonviolence
Victoria Law

“Innocents Lost”
Miami Herald
Carol Marbin Miller
Audra D.S. Burch

“The Case For Reparations”
The Nation
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Print/Online Journalism – Shortform

“Child Welfare Agency Shows Signs of Panic”
The Boston Globe
Yvonne Abraham

“Miami Gardens Police Records Reveal Broad Policy of Stopping and Questioning Citizens”
Alice Brennan
Dan Lieberman

“The Archipelago of Pain”
The New York Times
David Brooks


“Is This Working?”
This American Life (WBEZ Chicago)

“Guilty and Charged”
All Things Considered - NPR
Joseph Shapiro

“Rationalizing the Deaths of Unarmed Black Men: From Ferguson to Boston”
WGBH Radio
Philip Martin

WBEZ Chicago
Sarah Koenig

TV/ Video

“Dostoevsky Behind Bars”
Refuge Films
Marc Kornblatt

“Last Chance High”
Episodes 1-3

“Solitary Nation”
Frontline PBS
Dan Edge

Youth Media

“Double Charged”
Youth Radio
Myles Bess
Sayre Quevedo

“In Oakland, The Disconnect Between Young People and the Police”
Youth Radio, NPR
Joi Smith

“My Looking-Glass Self”
Represent Magazine, Youth Communication