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Notes on journalism for the common good
by Lindsay Beyerstein

Homan Square: Chicago’s Black Site

The Chicago Police Department operates a "black site" on the West Side of Chicago, Spencer Ackerman reports:

The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.Continue reading...

Sidney’s Picks: What Rudy Giuliani Knows About Love

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Steven Greenhouse on Keeping the Labor Beat Alive

Hillman Prize- and Sidney Award-winner Steven Greenhouse talks to Micah Uetricht of In These Times about his celebrated career as a labor reporter, his retirement from the New York Times, and future of the labor beat.

Hillman Judge Ta-Nehisi Coates Wins Polk Award

Sidney Hillman Judge Ta-Nehisi Coates has won a 2014 George Polk Award for his magnificent Atlantic cover story, "The Case for Reparations."Continue reading...

Sidney’s Picks: Florida’s Migrants Living in Squalor

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Santa Ana Combats Domestic Violence

The Voice of OC has a three-part series on the domestic violence crisis facing Santa Ana, California.

Santa Ana has the highest rate of domestic violence of any major city in the state. The Santa Ana police recieve domestic violence calls at an annual rate of 9.1/1000 residents. That's almost double the rate for Los Angeles.  Continue reading...

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting Wins February Sidney for Exposing No-Jail Jailers

R.G. Dunlop and Jacob Ryan of Louisville Public Media’s Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting win the February Sidney Award for exposing an outrageous system of patronage with their story “Only in Kentucky: Jailers Without Jails.”Continue reading...

Sidney’s Picks: Subway DNA

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Sidney-Winning Story Goes on to Win National Magazine Award

Amanda Hess took home a 2015 National Magazine Award last night for "Why Women Aren't Welcome on The Internet," a deeply personal and deeply-reported account of the threats that female journalists encounter online and the powerlessness of law enforcement to stop them.Continue reading...

Sidney’s Picks: The Scandal of the Heroin Treatment Industry

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