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The Sidney Hillman Foundation honors excellence in journalism in service of the common good.

Our awards and programs honor the legacy and vision of union pioneer and New Deal architect Sidney Hillman.

Clear it with Sidney

by Lindsay Beyerstein

Notes on journalism for the common good

Fri, Oct 24, 2014
by Lindsay Beyerstein

The Best of the Week's News

Sidney Awards

Wed, Oct 08, 2014
McClatchy & ProPublica Win October Sidney for Exposing Multi-Billion-Dollar Tax Fraud by Worker Misclassification

Travis Long/The News & Observer

Jimmy Tyndall, foreground, pours a concrete driveway for a private homeowner. Tyndall is one of hundreds of honest employers undercut by companies that cheat. McClatchy's investigation, Contract to Cheat, showed how labor misclassification has hurt businesses, exploited workers and robbed taxpayers while regulators did little to stop it.



The entry deadline for the 2015 Hillman Prize contest will be January 30, 2015.


The Call for Entries for the 2015 Hillman Prize contest is now open. The deadline is January 9, 2015.

New and Notable

On September 11, the Hillman Foundation hosted "Your Shirt Off Their Backs," a panel discussion on sweatshops, labor, and the global economy. See photos and video of the event.

In case you missed "Stuck in Segregation" at the Schomburg Center with Farai Chideya, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Richard Rothstein and Patrick Sharkey, you can watch the livestream video here, and download a PDF of Rothstein's "Segregation Never Really Ended: The Link Between Housing and Education" here.

Hillman hosted a preview screening of Slavery By Another Name with author Douglas Blackmon and director Sam Pollard, moderated by Gerry Hudson. Read about it here. See video of Q&A here.

E.J. Dionne received a special Hillman Award for Career Achievement. Photos and acceptance speech here.