November 2019 | Hillman Foundation

Clear It With Sidney

Notes on journalism for the common good, by Lindsay Beyerstein

November 2019

2020 Hillman Prizes: Call For Entries on Now!

Attention journalists, editors, and awards coordinators, the call for entries for the 2020 Hillman Prizes in Journalism is on now!

The Hillman Prizes honor investigative journalism and commentary in service of the common good. 

Prizes are awarded in the following categories:

  • Book
  • Newspaper
  • Magazine 
  • Broadcast 
  • Web
  • Opinion & Analysis 

Each prize consists of a $5000 honorarium and travel to New York City to attend the awards ceremony. 

Deadline for applications is January 30, 2020. 

Click here for full details and to enter.

Sidney's Picks: The Religious Right, the Bolivian Coup, and Uber's Big Tax Bill

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Bolivian Cityscape, Belinda Grasnik, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News: 

  • U.S. Ambassador assails ProPublica reporter over story about Mike Pence favoring Christian groups for foreign aid.
     
  • Anti-choice grifter bilks city of Austin out of $1.6 million that should have gone to women’s health care. 
     
  • Fundamentalist Christian legislators have seized Bolivia in a coup and unleashed a wave of anti-indigenous violence. 
     
  • New Jersey hits Uber with $640 million tax bill for misclassifying employees as contractors. 

Sidney's Picks: Life in the Shadows, ParaSites, and Jim Jordan

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Rep. Jim Jordan. Photo by Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News: 

2020 Canadian Hillman Prize, Call For Entries: Open Now Through January 15

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Victor To, Creative Commons. 

Attention, journalists, editors, and awards coordinators:

The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Canadian Hillman Prize honouring excellence in investigative journalism!

The Canadian Hillman Prize celebrates print, digital and broadcast reporting that highlights injustice and leads to public policy change. 

Winning entries will be judged on the following criteria: 

  • Significance of journalism in service of the common good
  • Resourcefulness and courage in reporting 
  • Skill in relating the story and impact of the coverage

Eligibility: Entries must be published or broadcast in 2019 and have been made widely available to a Canadian audience. Nominated material and a cover letter explaining how the entry meets the requirements can be submitted here. Deadline: January, 15, 2020. There is no fee to enter.

The Canadian Hillman Prize winner will be honoured at a ceremony in Toronto on March 26, 2020 and be awarded a certificate, $5,000 honorarium, and travel to New York City for the U.S awards ceremony in May.

Sidney's Picks: Teachers' Victory, Coal's Betrayal, Warren's Biggest Plan Yet

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Charles Edward Miller, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News: