Meet the 2023 Media for a Just Society Award Winners

Meet the 2023 Media for a Just Society Award Winners

September 5, 2023 | Evident Change

MJS awards 2021

Evident Change is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Media for a Just Society Awards. In seven categories, we recognize the creators of books, films, podcasts and more that unearth new angles, look more deeply, and offer insight into our society’s complex social systems and the myriad ways they can change the lives of those who come into contact with them.  

Categories include book, film, media by a person who is incarcerated, journalism, podcast/radio, TV/video, and youth media. Past winners include podcasters Sarah Koenig and Emmanuel Dzotsi (Serial); writer Ta-Nehisi Coates (“The Case for Reparations”); journalist Ko Bragg (Reveal); David Simon (creator of HBO’s The Wire); and other illustrious journalists, writers, filmmakers, and creators. 

This year’s winners are: 

The cover of the book, A Place Called Home, and the headshot of the author, David AmbrozBOOK

A Place Called Home
David Ambroz
Legacy Lit

 

An illustration of a man from the film, Possible Selves, and the headshot of the filmmaker, Shaun Kadlec.FILM

Possible Selves
Shaun Kadlec
Utah Film Center

 

A black and white photo of a family in a park from the series "Overpolicing Parents" and a headshot of the author, Eli Hager and the data reporter, Agnel Philip.JOURNALISM

Overpolicing Parents (Series)
Eli Hager and Agnel Philip
ProPublica

 

An image from the article, San Quentin Is Still Punishing People for Being Sick, and headshots of the authors, Katie Rose Quandt and Juan Moreno Haines.MEDIA BY A PERSON WHO IS INCARCERATED

San Quentin Is Still Punishing People for Being Sick
Katie Rose Quandt and Juan Moreno Haines
Type Investigations
   

Graphic for the podcast, Diaries of a Black Girl in Foster Care, and pictures of the women who participated.PODCAST/RADIO

Diaries of a Black Girl in Foster Care
Tashia Roberson-Wing
   

 

The cover of the film, La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered, and headshots of the filmmakers, Ellie Walton and Cindy Centeno.TV/VIDEO

La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered
Ellie Walton and Cindy Centeno
America ReFramed, American Documentary Inc.

 

A photo of Rainier Harris while recording the radio piece, “How a Secretive Police Database Affects Young Black and Brown Men.”YOUTH MEDIA

How a Secretive Police Database Affects Young Black and Brown Men
Rainier Harris
Radio Rookies, WNYC