The Sidney Hillman Foundations welcomes our newest judge, Jamelle Bouie.
Bouie is a columnist at the New York Times. Prior to the Times, Bouie was chief political correspondent for Slate magazine. Before that, he was a staff writer at The Daily Beast and held fellowships at The American Prospect and The Nation magazine. He attended the University of Virginia, where he graduated with a degree in political and social thought, and government.
In 2021, Bouie’s New York Times columns garnered him a Hillman Prize for Opinion & Analyis journalism. Bouie stood out for his historically informed and elegantly argued columns exploring racial, political, and economic equality and the story of American democracy. Bouie’s journalistic achievements and humane values make him a natural choice to join the Hillman judges panel.
Bouie joins a distinguished group of judges adjudicating the Hillman Prizes and the Sidney Awards: Ta-Nehisi Coates, bestselling author and former national correspondent, The Atlantic; Jelani Cobb, staff writer, The New Yorker; Alix Freedman, Global Editor, Ethics and Standards, Reuters; Hendrik Hertzberg, staff writer, The New Yorker; Harold Meyerson, editor at large, The American Prospect; and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editorial director and publisher, The Nation.