The Ridenhour Prizes

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The Ridenhour Prizes are awards in four categories given annually in recognition of those "who persevere in acts of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote social justice or illuminate a more just vision of society". The awards are presented by The Nation Institute and The Fertel Foundation in recognition of Ron Ridenhour, the Vietnam War veteran who exposed the My Lai Massacre. Each prize carries a $10,000 stipend. The prizes were first awarded in 2004.

Prize categories include:

  • The Ridenhour Courage Prize
  • The Ridenhour Book Prize
  • The Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize
  • The Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize (since 2011)

Past winners[edit]

The Ridenhour Courage Prize[edit]

The Ridenhour Book Prize[edit]

  • 2004: Deborah Scroggins, for Emma's War: An Aid Worker, Radical Islam, and the Politics of Oil – A True Story of Love and Death in the Sudan
  • 2005: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, for Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
  • 2006: Anthony Shadid, for Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War
  • 2007: Rajiv Chandrasekaran, for Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone,
  • 2008: James Scurlock, for Maxed Out: Hard Times in the Age of Easy Credit
  • 2009: Jane Mayer, for The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into A War on American Ideals
  • 2010: Joe Sacco, for Footnotes in Gaza
  • 2011: Wendell Potter, for Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR is Killing Healthcare and Deceiving Americans
  • 2012: Ali H. Soufan, for The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al‐Qaeda
  • 2013: Seth Rosenfeld, for Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power
  • 2014: Sheri Fink, for Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
  • 2015: Anand Gopal, for No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes
  • 2016: Jill Leovy, for Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

The Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize[edit]

The Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize[edit]

Special Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction[edit]


  1. ^ Lee, Diana (February 22, 2013). "2013 Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize Winner Announced". The Nation Institute. Retrieved 28 February 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction; 2009 Special Prize, Nick Turse". The Ridenhour Prizes. The Nation Institute. 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2018.

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