The Sidney Hillman Foundation is very proud to announce that Jaime Longoria, a fourth-semester student from the Newmark J-School Class of 2019, is the winner of our 2020 Social Justice Reporting Award.
Jaime grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and graduated from Boston University in 2015 with a B.A. in international relations.
In 2016, he began working as an intern at the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute (since renamed Type), a position he soon leveraged into a full-time role as a data and web editor. Jaime first came to the Newmark J-School in 2017 as a participant in the Knight Diversity program, during which he was assigned to the Mott Haven Herald and Hunts Point Express for his summer internship.
After enrolling at the J-School in the fall of 2018, Jaime was selected for the NBC Media Leadership Program and has since been offered a full-time position at NBC. During his time at the school, Jaime produced stories on displacement in the South Bronx, tenant-landlord disputes in Brooklyn, an interactive project on gunshot victims, and a radio and print piece on the impact on immigrants of marijuana decriminalization.
Jaime will receive the award at the J-school’s annual Awards for Excellence dinner on May 19th.