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Clear It With Sidney

Notes on journalism for the common good, by Lindsay Beyerstein

Clear It with Sidney

Sidney's Picks: The War on Women and Workers

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Creative Commons, Progress Ohio

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Photos of the 2019 Hillman Prize Ceremony

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Hillman board member Danny Glover presents the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism to Hannah Dreier of ProPublica. 

The 2019 Hillman Prizes were a night to remember! Check out the photos of our winners and distinguished presenters.

We’ll have the photos of the reception up soon. 

Sidney's Picks: Hungry College Kids; 85,000 Police Misconduct Records

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Steven Mileham, Creative Commons. 

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Sidney's Picks: What's in Trump's Tax Returns? Google Accused of Retaliation

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Creative Commons, Got Credit.

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Sidney's Picks: Largest Private Sector Strike in Years; NY DAs Coddled Epstein

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Sidney's Picks: Freelancers Yearn for Unions; Cy Vance Lives Large

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Illustration by Chris Blakely, Creative Commons. 

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Sidney's Picks: Canadian Hillman Prize-winners Honored in Toronto

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The team from CBC’s Fifth Estate accepting their 2019 Canadian Hillman Prize in Toronto, Thursday. 

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Sidney's Picks: Dreamer Detained; Fired Amazon Worker Wanted Union; Why Newsrooms Are Unionizing

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Mesa Regional Jet, James, Creative Commons. 

2019 Canadian Hillman Prize Winners Announced

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Stefan Jurgensen, Creative Commons. 

The 2019 Canadian Hillman Prize goes to the CBC’s Fifth Estate for “Unbuckled: School Bus Safety,” a sweeping investigation that began with a simple question: “Why aren’t seatbelts required on the buses that ferry 2 million Canadian kids to school each day?” Transport Canada, the agency that regulates the buses, claimed that school bus belts were unnecessary and possibly even dangerous. 

In the course of their four-month investigation, Bob McKeown, Harvey Cashore and Kimberly Ivany found that Transport Canada failed to disclose their own internal research showing that seatbelts could have prevented thousands of injuries and several deaths. Amazingly, in the wake of the broadcast, Transport Canada issued its first ever statement that school bus belts do indeed prevent injuries.

An honorable mention goes to The Toronto Star for “The Fix: One Peel nursing home took a gamble on fun, life and love.”

A second honorable mention goes to “Sidewalk Toronto,” by The Logic, a critical examination of The Alphabet’s Sidewalk Toronto Project on the Toronto waterfront.

Click here for full details about our winners and honorees. 

We will mark the 9th Annual Canadian Hillman Prize with a ceremony and reception on March 28 in Toronto. 

 

 

Sidney's Picks: The Memes and the Massacre

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Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, Wikimedia Commons

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