February 2020 | Hillman Foundation

Clear It With Sidney

Notes on journalism for the common good, by Lindsay Beyerstein

February 2020

Sidney's Picks: Middle Names, Security Theater, and Grocery Armageddon

Photo credit: 

Clint Budd, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News: 

  • Workers have to be paid for standing in security lines, California Supreme Court rules. 
  • No middle name? No visa! The Trump’s new dirty trick to exclude immigrants. 
  • What happens to workers when two organic grocery stores implode? The latest from Sara DiNatale, participant in Hillman’s Reporting the U.S. Workplace program.
  • Trump’s budget strips all funding from Stars and Stripes, the editorially independent newspaper of the U.S. military. 
  • Even short-term foster stays can be brutal for kids.

Hillman Foundation Announces New Grants for Reporting on the U.S. Workplace


As part of our effort to improve coverage of working people, union organizing, and the workplace, the Hillman Foundation will be awarding reporting grants to support ambitious, timely, under-covered stories about the U.S. workplace. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis in amounts up to $5000. 

Check this page for full program details and to submit your proposal online.

Sidney's Picks: Instacart Union, Immigration Courts, and Grizzly Bears

Photo credit: 

Ania Tunzel Photography, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News: