2017 Silver Gavel Award Winners

On May 10, 2017 The American Bar Association announced its selections for the 2017 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts.

Read the press release

Books

SILVER GAVEL
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in theAmerican City
Matthew Desmond, Author
Penguin Random House/Crown Publishers

Honorable Mention

Blood in the Water: The Atticaprison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
Heather Ann Thompson, Author
Penguin Random House/Pantheon Books

Documentaries

SILVER GAVEL
Do Not Resist
VANISH Films
Craig Atkinson, Director
Laura Hartrick, Producer

Newspapers

Honorable Mention

Forsaken: Florida's Broken Mental Health System
Sun Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Dana Banker, Managing Editor
Megan O’Matz, Sally Kestin, and Stephen Hobbs, Reporters
John Maines, Database Editor

Radio

SILVER GAVEL
More Perfect
WNYC Studios
Jad Abumrad, Executive Producer, Host, Creator
Suzie Lechtenberg, Executive Producer
Kelsey Padgett, Producer, Reporter
Sean Rameswaram, Correspondent
Tobin Low, Producer

Television

SILVER GAVEL
Trapped
Trilogy Films
Dawn Porter, Director
Marilyn Ness, Producer