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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.

2015 Hillman Prize Winners

Clear it with Sidney

by Lindsay Beyerstein

Notes on journalism for the common good

Mon, Apr 20, 2015
by Lindsay Beyerstein

In September 2014, Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith, Jennifer Berry Hawes, and Natalie Caula Haff won the Sidney Award for "Til Death do Us Part," a fearless, masterfully reported investigation into the domestic homicide crisis in South Carolina.

Read our Backstory Interview about the making of this landmark series 

Watch our video to learn more about the man whose legacy we honor.

Sidney Awards

Wed, Apr 08, 2015
Woodman Wins April Sidney for Exposing Amazon’s Outrageous Noncompete Clauses

Credit: Scott Lewis, Creative Commons

An Amazon warehouse

Hillman Prizes


The 2015 Hillman Prize recipients were announced on April 21. RSVP for our annual celebration on Tuesday May 5, 2015 in NYC.


The 2015 Candian Hillman Prize celebration was a night to remember. Photos and videos of our March 12 Toronto ceremony are here.

New and Notable

On Jan 15, 2015, we co-sponsored an all-day conference with the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Prospect called "The American Labor Movement at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies". See more here

On September 11, the Hillman Foundation hosted "Your Shirt Off Their Backs," a panel discussion on sweatshops, labor, and the global economy. See photos and video of the event.

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.