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March 11, 2021

2021 Award Finalists


Cyber Privacy: Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care
BenBella Books, Inc.
April Falcon Doss, author

Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws
Yale University Press
William Eskridge and Christopher Riano, authors
William Frucht, editor

On Treason: A Citizen's Guide to the Law
Ecco/Harper Collins
Carlton Larson, author

Separated: Inside an American Tragedy
Custom House/HarperCollins
Jacob Soboroff, author

Supreme Inequality
Penguin Press
Adam Cohen, author


“Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America”
Steeplechase Films and The Cooperstown Graduate Program
Emily Pfeil, Kathryn Clinard and Steven Bennet, producers
Gretchen Sorin and Ric Burns, writers, directors
Emir Lewis, editor, producer

“Belly of the Beast”
Idle Wild Films
Erika Cohn, director/producer
Angela Tucker, Christen Marquez and Nicole Docta, producers

“The Vote”
American Experience, A 42nd Parallel Films Production for American Experience
Michelle Ferrari, writer, director, producer
Connie Honeycutt, producer
Nancy Novack and Ilya Chaiken, editors
Mark Samels and Susan Bellows, executive producers


“Fear, Illness and Death in ICE Detention”
Type Investigations
Seth Freed Wessler, reporting fellow

“The 1857 Project”
Gateway Journalism Reveiw
William Freivogel, publisher
Steve Edwards, illustrator
Amelia Blakely and Kayla Chamness, student reporters


“American Injustice”
Reuters Staff

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting / The Maine Monitor
Daniel Dinsmore, editor
Samantha Hogan, senior reporter


“Myron Burell Walks Free”
Associated Press
Robin McDowell and Margie Mason, reporters
Sasha Aslanian, producer
John Minchillo, photographer

Tampa Bay Times
Kathleen McGrory and Adam Playford, investigations editors
Neil Bedi, investigative reporter
Douglas Clifford, staff photojournalist


Buried Truths Season 3 | Ahmaud Arbery
Je-Anne Berry and John Haas, executive producers
David Barasoain, senior producer
Richard Halicks and Hank Klibanoff, writers

“Deep Background with Noah Feldman”
Pushkin Industries
Noah Feldman, host
Lidia Jean Kott, producer
Sophie Crane McKibben, showrunner
Martin Gonzalez, engineer
Luis Guerra, music

“Louder Than a Riot”
Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden, hosts/reporters
Rachel Neel, senior supervising producer
Michael May, Matt Ozug, Dustin DeSoto, Adelina Lancianese and Sam Leeds, producers
Chiquita Paschal and Chenjerai Kumanyika, editors
Steve Nelson, senior programming director
Lauren Onkey, senior music director

“No Special Duty”
WNYC / New York Public Radio, Radiolab
Sarah Qari and B.A. Parker, reporters, producers
Matthew Kielty, senior producer
Pat Walters, senior editor
Jad Abumrad, host


“60 Minutes: Voting in the Pandemic”
CBS News 60 Minutes
Bill Whitaker, correspondent
Marc Lieberman, Ali Rawaf and Guy Campanile, producers
Richard Buddenhagen, Craig Crawford and Michael Mongulla, editors
Emilio Almonte and Lucy Hatcher, associate producers

“60 Minutes: Florida's Amendment 4”
CBS News 60 minutes
Sara Kuzmarov, coordinating producer
Lesley Stahl, correspondent
Shachar Bar-On, producer
Natalie Jiminez Peel, associate producer
Sean Kelly, editor

“Accused: Guilty or Innocent?”
A&E and Brinkworth Production
Malcolm Brinkworth, Xander Brinkworth, David Herman, Brad Holcman, Shelly Tatro and Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive producers
Matt Kennedy, director/producer
Oliver Banks, producer
Ben Gates and Sam Eastall, editors
Sunshine Jackson, series editor

“Justice for All”
CBS News