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The Sidney Hillman Foundation honors excellence in journalism in service of the common good.

Our awards and programs honor the legacy and vision of union pioneer and New Deal architect Sidney Hillman.

Clear it with Sidney

by Lindsay Beyerstein

Notes on journalism for the common good
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Wed, Aug 27, 2014
by Lindsay Beyerstein

Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky explains how the Supreme Court made it virtually impossible to reign in police officers who use excessive force against citizens. 

 

[Photo credit: Dan Backman, Creative Commons.]

Sidney Awards

Tue, Aug 12, 2014
Jay Root Wins August Sidney for Exposé of Texas’ Threadbare Workers’ Compensation System

Credit: The Texas Tribune

Santiago Arias, a Texas worker injured without workers' comp coverage

HILLMAN PRIZES

U.S:

The 2014 Hillman Prize ceremony was a night to remember! See photo slideshow here. Videos here. Congratulations to all the winners!  The entry deadline for the 2015 Hillman Prize contest will be January 30, 2015.

The 2013 Hillman Officers' Award for Public Service went to garment workers in Bangladesh in memory of Aminul Islam

CANADA:

The Canadian Hillman Prize reception was a huge success. Congratulations to the winners! See photos and video of acceptance speeches.

New and Notable

Save the Date: Public discussion on global workers' rights in Cambodia and Bangladesh. Sept 11, 6pm

"Documented," the new documentary by Sidney Award winner, Jose Antonio Vargas, is now showing on CNN. Check listings.

In case you missed "Stuck in Segregation" at the Schomburg Center with Farai Chideya, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Richard Rothstein and Patrick Sharkey, you can watch the livestream video here, and download a PDF of Rothstein's "Segregation Never Really Ended: The Link Between Housing and Education" here.

Hillman hosted a preview screening of Slavery By Another Name with author Douglas Blackmon and director Sam Pollard, moderated by Gerry Hudson. Read about it here. See video of Q&A here.

E.J. Dionne received a special Hillman Award for Career Achievement. Photos and acceptance speech here.