Hillman Prizes

Since 1950, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has honored journalists who pursue investigative reporting and deep storytelling in service of the common good. Sidney Hillman was the founding president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union of America, a predecessor union of Workers United, SEIU. Sidney Hillman, an architect of the New Deal, fought to build a vibrant union movement extending beyond the shop floor to all aspects of workers’ lives.

2012 Hillman Prize Winners

2012 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism





2012 Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism



 2012 Hillman Prize for Newspaper Journalism

Newspaper Journalism


“The Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal”
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Honorable Mention
Danny Hakim and Russell Buettner
“Abused and Used: At State Run Homes, Abuse and Impunity”
The New York Times


2012 Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism


The New Yorker



2012 Hillman Prize for Photojournalism


Los Angeles Times
Honorable Mention
Lara Solt
“Unending Battle”
The Dallas Morning News


2012 Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism


Yoav Potash

“Crime After Crime”
The Oprah Winfrey Network
Honorable Mention
Anderson Cooper
“Sissy Boy Experiments”


2012 Hillman Prize in Web Journalism

Blog Journalism