The John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Prizes For Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting
Prizes have been awarded annually since 2006 in two categories (Best Single Story and Best Series) for work in U.S. print and online media that has had a significant impact on criminal justice debate and policy. The prestigious $1,000 awards, unofficially called the “Pulitzers” of crime and justice journalism, are the only national journalism awards of their type, and are officially presented at a special dinner during the John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America. Information about rules, eligibility, submission and deadlines is available here.
2017 Winners ProPublica and Mother Jones
2016 Winners The Marshall Project and the Belleville News-Democrat
2015 Winners The New Yorker and the Post and Courier (Charleston)
2014 Winners The (Sarasota) Herald Tribune and the South Florida Sun Sentinel
2013 Winners The Times-Picayune and Mother Jones
2012 Winners The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Mother Jones
2011 Winners New York Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer
2010 Winners The Belleville News Democrat and the Austin Chronicle
2009 Winners The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and The Times Herald-Record
2008 Winners The Denver Post and The Wall Street Journal
2007 Winners The San Jose Mercury and The Sacramento Bee
2006 Winners The Rocky Mountain News and the Boston Phoenix
THE JUSTICE TRAILBLAZER
Since 2013, The Crime Report in collaboration with the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College has honored individuals from the media and related fields who have expanded public awareness about the challenges and complexities of criminal justice.
The 2017 Trailblazer was CNN’s Van Jones.
Past winners have included David Simon, creator of “The Wire” (2013); Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black (2014); Maria Hinojosa, PBS host and founder of Futuro Media (2015); and Jelani Cobb (2016), New Yorker writer and director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut.