OAKLAND, Calif., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) is pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Media for a Just Society (MJS) Awards. The finalists include authors, journalists, photographers, directors, and producers from outlets like the New York Times, the Huffington Post, the New Yorker, National Public Radio, and others. Finalists include documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, director of The House I Live In, and William Ecenbarger, author of the book Kids for Cash. To see the full list of finalists with links to their work, click here.
NCCD's MJS 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, more than 100 entries from 38 different outlets competed for honors in the categories of book, film, magazine, newspaper, radio, TV/video, and web.
Our accomplished panel of judges will choose one winner from each category to be presented with an award on the evening of the ceremony. This year's judges include eminent professionals from the fields of journalism, television, juvenile justice, and philanthropy:
Sonja Sohn, star of HBO's The Wire and ABC's Body of Proof, and founder of ReWired for Change;
Daniel Klaidman, national political and White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast and author of Kill or Capture;
Join us for the MJS Awards Ceremony as we honor winners in each of our seven categories, and present our special guest, Andrew Solomon, author of the landmark book Far From the Tree, with NCCD's first Distinguished Achievement Award in Nonfiction.
The MJS Awards ceremony will take place at the W Hotel in San Francisco on October 2, 2013. The ceremony will be attended by a wide range of individuals who support NCCD's mission, including foundation and corporate leaders, business executives, lawyers, government agencies, community-based agencies, and concerned individuals, as well as many of the MJS judges and winners.
About NCCD NCCD promotes just and equitable social systems for individuals, families, and communities through research, public policy, and practice. For more information about NCCD, please visit our website.