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The Champion Special Issue on Brady at 50 Wins Prestigious Award

Washington, DC (November 20, 2013) – The May 2013 issue of NACDL’s The Champion Magazine – Perspectives on Brady at 50 – has been named the winner of min’s 2013 Editorial & Design Award in the category of Print/Online Coverage of Single Topic. The winners were announced on Tuesday, November 18, 2013 at min’s Editorial & Design Awards Breakfast at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Min (Media Industry News) is a leading media industry publication and has been covering the magazine industry for over 65 years. Winners in other categories at the 2013 Editorial & Design Awards included O, the Oprah Magazine; Time; Food & Wine; Cosmopolitan; Harper’s Bazaar; and Better Homes and Gardens.

The May 2013 issue of The Champion commemorated the 50th anniversary of Brady v. Maryland, the 1963 Supreme Court decision holding that the U.S. Constitution requires prosecutors to provide a person accused of crime with all favorable information that might affect the case. The issue, which was entitled "Violated: Brady Noncompliance - An American Injustice," featured several special articles looking at the history of discovery, the significance of the Brady decision and the ongoing struggle to make the promise of Brady a reality. Contributors included leading practitioners, scholars, and NACDL policy staff.

NACDL Executive Director Norman Reimer said: "Every issue of The Champion, particularly the special issue on Brady, requires tremendous effort. This award from min is a great tribute to The Champion and its authors, its Advisory Board, and especially the magnificent staff led by its Editor, Quintin Chatman, and Art Director Cathy Zlomek. I am extremely proud of the hard work that goes in to each issue of The Champion and extend my congratulations to all who contributed to this achievement."

In addition to the leadership provided by Mr. Chatman and Ms. Zlomek, Erika Mills served as Graphic Designer for the Brady issue and Jennifer Waters as Graphic Intern. Contributing writers to the May issue included NACDL Past President Steven D. Benjamin, Peter W. Fenton, Former United States District Judge Nancy Gertner, Peter Goldberger, NACDL White Collar Crime Policy Counsel Tiffany M. Joslyn, Mike Klinkosum, JaneAnne Murray, NACDL White Collar Crime Policy Director Shana-Tara Regon, NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer, NACDL Past President Barry Scheck, Martin A. Schwartz, Michael B. Shapiro, Harvey Silverglate, and Colin Starger.

The contents of the May 2013 Brady issue of The Champion can be accessed online here.

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