BTGZ Wins James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for 2007

Dahr Jamail, author of
Beyond the Green Zone
Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq

Dahr Jamail (Author)
Foreword by Amy Goodman
Published: 10/01/2007
9781931859479 | $20.00 | Trade Cloth
Forthcoming in paperback

has just won a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for 2007

The award letter says that Jamail’s work “has shown the depth of suffering and ‘collateral damage’ not readily captured in corporate media” and praises his “remarkable contribution to social justice journalism.”

The awards ceremony is 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 14 at Hunter College in New York City.

For more information about the Aronson Award, visit

Other 2007 winners include:

* BusinessWeek for its “The Poverty Business,” which shows corporations are creating new sources of profit by luring unsophisticated and low-income consumers into a thicket of debt. The work demonstrates that the sub-prime mortgage crisis is only part of a much bigger injustice.

* The quarterly City Limits, which portrayed the “everyday injustice” suffered by low-income people facing criminal charges when they confront bail amounts they cannot afford and suffer consequences to their employment, families, or ability to mount a proper legal defense.

* Jeremy Scahill for his reporting on growing role at home and abroad of the Blackwater private military company