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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: Dreamer Detained; Fired Amazon Worker Wanted Union; Why Newsrooms Are Unionizing

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Mesa Regional Jet, James, Creative Commons. 

2019 Canadian Hillman Prize Winners Announced

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Stefan Jurgensen, Creative Commons. 

The 2019 Canadian Hillman Prize goes to the CBC’s Fifth Estate for “Unbuckled: School Bus Safety,” a sweeping investigation that began with a simple question: “Why aren’t seatbelts required on the buses that ferry 2 million Canadian kids to school each day?” Transport Canada, the agency that regulates the buses, claimed that school bus belts were unnecessary and possibly even dangerous. 

In the course of their four-month investigation, Bob McKeown, Harvey Cashore and Kimberly Ivany found that Transport Canada failed to disclose their own internal research showing that seatbelts could have prevented thousands of injuries and several deaths. Amazingly, in the wake of the broadcast, Transport Canada issued its first ever statement that school bus belts do indeed prevent injuries.

An honorable mention goes to The Toronto Star for “The Fix: One Peel nursing home took a gamble on fun, life and love.”

A second honorable mention goes to “Sidewalk Toronto,” by The Logic, a critical examination of The Alphabet’s Sidewalk Toronto Project on the Toronto waterfront.

Click here for full details about our winners and honorees. 

We will mark the 9th Annual Canadian Hillman Prize with a ceremony and reception on March 28 in Toronto. 

 

 

Sidney's Picks: The Memes and the Massacre

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Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, Wikimedia Commons

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Sidney's Picks: A Sketchy Super Bowl & Surviving Civilization

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Sidney's Picks: Kushner's Security Clearance; Tribal UBI; and The Green New Deal

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Joint Chiefs of Staff, Creative Commons. 

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Sidney's Picks: Acosta Broke the Law for Epstein

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Alex Acosta by Donkey Hotey, Creative Commons.

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Sidney's Picks: Teen Report Gun Violence; Russian Bots Spread Anti-Vaxx Lies

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Thomas Hawk, Creative Commons. 

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Sidney's Picks: Trump Imported Undocumented Workers for Years

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“Iceberg graveyard,” by Christopher Michel, Creative Commons

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Legalized Theft, a Zookeepers' Revolt, and the Scourge of Billionaire Nuisance Candidates

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Dump the bosses off your back! (Valerie, Creative Commons.)

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Sidney's Picks: Roger Stone's Arrest and Jared Kushner's Security Clearance Travesty

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Roger Stone, by Donkey Hotey, Creative Commons

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