November 2021 | Hillman Foundation

Clear It With Sidney

The best of the week’s news by Lindsay Beyerstein

November 2021

Sidney's Picks: #MeToo at Tesla & Unionbusting at Starbucks

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Tesla Illustration, An Eye for My Mind, Creative Commons.

The Best of the Week’s News:

2022 Hillman Prize Call for Entries on Now through Jan 30

Attention journalists, editors, and awards coordinators: 

The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Hillman Prizes honoring excellence in investigative journalism and commentary. The deadline for entries is January 30, 2022. 

The Hillman Prizes celebrate investigative reporting and deep storytelling that highlights social or economic injustice and contributes to meaningful public policy change.

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
  • Impact of the investigation

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Book (nonfiction)
  • Newspaper Reporting (print/online)
  • Magazine Reporting (print/online)
  • Broadcast Journalism (story/series/documentary at least 20 minutes in total package length)
  • Web Journalism (story, series or multimedia project that appeared online. May include text, photo, video, graphics)
  • Opinion & Analysis Journalism (commentary and analysis in any medium)

Eligibility:

Entries must have been published/broadcast in 2021 and have been made widely available to a U.S audience. Nominated material and a cover letter can be entered here. There is no fee to enter.

Hillman Prize winners will be awarded a $5,000 honorarium and a certificate at an event to be held in-person in New York City on May 3, pandemic restrictions permitting. 

Sidney's Picks: Dead Rats, Fast Food Rebellion, and Some Justice for Flint's Kids

Photo credit: 

Victoria Pickering, Creative Commons, 2016.

The Best of the Week’s News:

2022 Canadian Hillman Prize Call For Entries On Now Through January 15

Photo credit: 

Tom Magliery, Creative Commons.

The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Canadian Hillman Prize honouring excellence in investigative journalism in service of the common good.

The Hillman Prize celebrates print, digital and broadcast reporting that highlights social or economic injustice and hopefully leads to meaningful 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
  • Impact of the investigation

Eligibility: Entries must be published or broadcast in 2021 and have been made widely available to a Canadian audience.

How to Apply: Nominated material and a cover letter explaining how the entry meets the requirements can be submitted hereThere is no fee to enter.

Deadline: January 15, 2022

The Canadian Hillman Prize winner(s) will be awarded a $5,000 honorarium and a certificate at our event to be held in-person in Toronto on March 31 (if the status of pandemic restrictions allow), as well as travel to New York City to be a guest at the U.S Hillman Prize ceremony if that is to occur in person. Honourable mentions will also be awarded. Previous Canadian Hillman Prize winners include the Globe and Mail, the Crackdown podcast, CBC’s fifth estate, the Toronto Star, the Hamilton Spectator, the Calgary Herald, the Edmonton Journal, CBC/Radio-Canada and TVO.

Judges: This year’s Canadian judges are: Neil Docherty, internationally acclaimed documentary maker; Garvia Bailey, arts journalist, broadcaster and producer; and Bonnie Brown, documentary and news producer, CBC Radio and Television.

Sidney's Picks: "Sacrifice Zones," and the New Migrant Climate Disaster Crews

Photo credit: 

Porter Rockwell, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • The EPA tolerates sacrifice zones, usually in communities of color, where cancer-causing emissions are double or triple the national standard. (ProPublica)
     
  • Meet the new migrant climate disaster workers. (New Yorker)
     
  • “Rust” tragedy highlights safety woes as production surges in New Mexico. (LA Times)
     
  • Kelloggs’ strike continues after union rejects the company’s final offer over two-tiered pay. Company admits big challenges as white collar workers try to run the plants. (Norfolk Daily News, Baking Business) 
     
  • Despite huge push, Republicans fail to flip school boards. (Mother Jones)