Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman Win Harry Chapin Awards for Book on Hunger

By David Comment

whyhunger.pngWhyHunger, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty, announced the winners of its 2009 Harry Chapin Media Awards on Friday.

The awards, named in honor of founder and singer Harry Chapin, are presented by WhyHunger and Mediabistro in the categories of Books, TV/Film, Newspapers, New Media, Periodical, and Photojournalism. They honor excellence in the coverage of hunger and poverty issues. This year’s Books winners are Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty by Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman; and Let’s Get Free: A Hip Hop Justice by Paul Butler, which won the Judges’ Award.

Winners and finalists will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square on Sept. 28. The full list of winners is after the jump.


Books: Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty by Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman. Judges’ Award: Let’s Get Free: A Hip Hop Justice by Paul Butler.

Television/Film: Trouble the Water by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal.

Newspapers: “Deadly Detention” by Nina Bernstein (The New York Times).

New Media: “Childhood Poverty in Colorado” by Tim Rasmussen (The Denver Post).

Periodical: “There Goes the Neighborhood” by Alyssa Katz (The American Prospect).

Photojournalism: “Open Wounds: Bhopal 1984-2009” Alex Masi (The Guardian, Time Online, Vanity Fair Italy and BBC).

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