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Notes on journalism for the common good
by Lindsay Beyerstein

#Sidney’s Picks: OSHA, Salon, and Radioactive Toothpaste

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#Sidney’s Picks: Supreme Court Legalizes Equal Marriage!

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What the Uber Decision Means for the Future of Work

Does a recent California labor ruling spell the death of the 1099 economy? Laura Bliss investigates for CityLab. 

Sidney’s Picks: Mourning and Organizing After Charleston

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Maslin Nir Wins June Sidney for Exposing Rampant Abuse of NYC Manicurists

Sarah Maslin Nir has won the June Sidney Award for exposing rampant abuses in the nail salon industry in New York City. The 13-month investigation included interiews with well over a hundred nail workers from around the city. Only one in four reported being paid minimum wage. Some earned day rates of just $10, and trainee manicurists not only didn't get paid, they had to pay their bosses to learn the trade. 

Read more about the winning series and its impact in The Backstory

Rana Plaza Survivors Will Get Full Compensation

Survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, the deadliest industrial accident in history, will be fully compensated, thanks to the tireless efforts of the Clean Clothes Campaign and its allies. A fundraising breakthrough from an anonymous donor has pushed the Rana Plaza Donor's trust to its $30 million goal:

The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is delighted to announce a major campaign victory with the confirmation that the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund has finally met its target of $30 million, following a large anonymous donation.Continue reading...

Sidney’s Picks: Solidarity for Gawker

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Two Brothers: One a Guard, One and Inmate

Rosa Goldensohn, the latest winner of Hillman's award for social justice reporting at CUNY J-school, has a new longform piece in 219 Magazine called, "John and Ken," it's the story of twin brothers. One became a prison guard at Rikers' Island, and the other became an inmate.