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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

Wed, Dec 17, 2014
by Lindsay Beyerstein

Richard C. Hottelet, a war correspondent who covered the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge for CBS, has died at the age of 97.

Sidney Awards

Wed, Dec 10, 2014
Greg Palast wins December Sidney for Exposing a Defective Database that Endangers the Votes of Millions of People of Color

Photo credit: Zach D. Roberts for Al Jazeera America

"Primary voter in Atlanta, Georgia from senior home identified as Crosscheck double-voter epicenter: ten double-voters in one building—all African-Americans."



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

Washington DC: Jan 15, 2015 all-day conference "The American Labor Movement at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies". Co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Prospect. Register here.

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.