2013 American Bar Association Gavel Award Winners

2013 American Bar Association Gavel Award Winners


Recognizing Outstanding Efforts to Foster Public Understanding of Law


SILVER GAVEL AWARDS


BOOKS

Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History

John Fabian Witt, Author

Simon & Schuster/Free Press


DOCUMENTARIES

The Central Park Five

Florentine Films

Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, Directors/Writers/Producers

Michael Levine, Editor

Stephanie Jenkins, Production Coordinator


NEWSPAPERS

Lax Controls Leave Ex-Cons Free to Kill

Detroit Free Press

L.L. Brasier and Gina Damron,

Co-Authors and Staff Writers

Amalie Nash, Assistant Managing Editor

Andre J. Jackson, Staff Photographer

Elisha Anderson, Contributor and Staff Writer

Detroit, Michigan


TELEVISION

Electoral Dysfunction

Trio Pictures in association with WTTW National Productions

David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell,

Bennett Singer, Producers/Writers/Directors

Mo Rocca, Host

Jay Keuper, Editor

Joe Friedman, Cinematographer

HONORABLE MENTION


BOOKS

Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail

Jay Leutze, Author

Simon & Schuster/Scribner


DOCUMENTARIES

West of Memphis

Sony Pictures Classics

Amy Berg, Director/Producer

Damien Echols, Lorri Davis, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh, Producers


NEWSPAPERS

Loss of Trust

San Jose Mercury News

Karen de Sá, Staff Reporter

Dai Sugano and Pat Tehan, Photojournalists

San Jose, California


TELEVISION

The Real CSI

Frontline (WGBH Boston), ProPublica, and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley

Investigative Reporting Program

Lowell Bergman, Correspondent, Producer & Writer for Frontline

Andres Cediel, Producer & Writer

Leah Bartos, Reporter for ProPublica

Raney Aronson-Rath, Series Senior Producer

David Fanning, Executive Producer

FINALISTS


BOOKS

Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong

Raymond Bonner, Author

Alfred A. Knopf

Yamashita’s Ghost: War Crimes, MacArthur’s Justice, and Command Accountability

Allan A. Ryan, Author

University Press of Kansas

 

From the Closet to the Altar

Michael Klarman, Author

Oxford University Press

 

COMMENTARY

Sam Lawson Columns

The Oregonian

Steve Duin, Metro Columnist

Portland, Oregon

 

DRAMA & LITERATURE

The Wrong Man

David Ellis, Author

G.P. Putnam’s Sons

 

NEWSPAPERS

Insider Trading

Bloomberg News

David Voreacos, David Glovin, Brian Gruley and Greg Farrell, Reporters

New York, New York

 

APD Under Fire

Albuquerque Journal

Jeff Proctor, Staff Writer

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

TELEVISION

Failed to Death

KUSA-TV/9NEWS

Nicole Vap, Executive Producer

Jace Larson and Jeremy Jojola, Reporters

Anna Hewson and Anne Herbst, Photojournalists

Denver, Colorado

New York, New York

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