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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, Mar 04, 2015
by Lindsay Beyerstein

The Sidney Hillman Foundation announced the winners of the 2015 Canadian Hillman Prize, Wednesday. The 2015 Canadian Hillman goes to Kevin Donovan, Jesse Brown, Jayme Poisson, Emily Mathieu, and Randy Risling for "Sexual Assault and Harassment in Canada — from Jian Ghomeshi to College Campuses," which appeared in the Toronto Star. This coverage exposed Canadian media superstar Ghomeshi as a serial abuser of women and delved into the pervasive problem of sexual violence on university campuses. 

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

Sidney Awards

Wed, Feb 11, 2015
KY Center for Investigative Reporting Wins February Sidney for Exposing Kentucky’s No-Jail Jailers

Jacob Ryan / KyCIR

Perry County resident Eddie Campbell, a critic of the lack of duties for his county's former no-jail jailer

Hillman Prizes

U.S:

The Call for Entries for the 2015 Hillman Prize contest is now closed. Please join us for our annual celebration on May 5, 2015 in NYC.

CANADA:

The 2015 Candian Hillman Prize winners are announced! Please join us in Toronto on March 12!

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.