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Jina Moore of the Christian Science Monitor Wins November Sidney for Inquiry Into American Poverty

November, 2012

Jina Moore

Jina Moore, regular contributor to the Christian Science Monitor, won the November Sidney Award for Below The Line: Poverty In America, a portrait of poverty as it is measured by official statistics and lived by real people.Continue reading...

Reuters Team Wins Sidney Award for Exposé on Lobbying and Childhood Obesity

May, 2012

The Sidney Hillman Foundation announced today that Duff Wilson and Janet Roberts of Reuters have won the May Sidney Award for their special feature, "How Washington Went Soft on Childhood Obesity."Continue reading...

Trymaine Lee Wins April Sidney

April, 2012

Trymaine Lee has won the April Sidney Award for his coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting. Lee, a senior reporter at the Huffington Post, spearheaded his site's reporting effort, which helped turn the killing of Martin into a national cause.

On Feb. 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old self-appointed neighborhood watch captain who claims he shot the unarmed black youth in self-defense.Continue reading...

Ian Frazier Wins March Sidney

March, 2012

New Yorker writer Ian Frazier won the March Sidney Award for his account of the strike at the Stella D'oro biscuit factory and its subsequent closure after being a fixture in the Bronx since 1930.Continue reading...

John Branch Wins January Sidney

January, 2012



John Branch of The New York Times has won the January Sidney Award for his series on the untimely death of Derek Boogaard, a hockey enforcer who died of an overdose after a two-year struggle with cognitive deficits, depression and addiction.Continue reading...

The New York Times

Sara Ganim Wins December Sidney

December, 2011


Sara Ganim, a 24-year-old crime reporter with the Patriot-News of Harrisburg, won the December Sidney for her series of investigations exposing the Penn State sex abuse scandal.Continue reading...

The Patriot-News

Irin Carmon Wins November Sidney Award

November, 2011

Salon’s Irin Carmon has won the November Sidney Award for “The Next Front in the Abortion Wars: Birth Control.”Continue reading...

Spencer Soper Wins October Sidney

October, 2011

Morning Call reporter Spencer Soper won the October Sidney Award for “Inside Amazon’s Warehouse,” an exposé of brutal working conditions at’s warehouse in Lehigh Valley, PA.Continue reading...

The Center for Media and Democracy and The Nation

September, 2011

What is the American Legislative Exchange Commission (ALEC), and why should we be concerned about this group?Continue reading...