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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: Taxis, Twitter vs. Facebook, and Philly Shames Bad Businesses

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Richard Burger, Creative Commons. 

Sidney’s Picks: 

Sidney's Picks: 150 Million Indians Strike, Hong Kong Workers Flock to Unions, and Parrots are Communists

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Papooga, Creative Commons: Baby African Grey parrots sharing some strawberries. 

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Sidney's Picks: Climate Change Super-Charges Wildfires, Racist Cop Out

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Ninian Reid, Mallacoota, Australia, Jan 2, 2020, Creative Commons.

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Happy New Year from the Sidney Hillman Foundation!

Sidney's Picks: RIP Philoine Hillman Fried (1917 - 2019)

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Philoine Hillman Fried. Courtesy of the Hillman family. 

  • It is with great sadness that we report that Sidney Hillman’s daughter, Philoine, passed away on Sunday. Deepest condolences from all of us at the Sidney Hillman Foundation. She was a remarkable woman and we will miss her.

 

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Sidney's Picks: Democracy Grief, KY Pardon Binge, Scooter Union

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Lindsay Beyerstein, 2006. 

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Sidney's Picks: Mayor Pete, McKinsey, and Trump's Invisible Wall

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Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons. 

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Sidney's Picks: Deadly Quartz Countertops, Google's Union-Busting, Wyo. GOP Eats Itself

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Quartz countertops, Heather, Creative Commons.

The Best of the Week’s News: 

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. 

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