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Clear It With Sidney

The best of the week’s news by Lindsay Beyerstein

Clear It with Sidney

Sidney's Picks: The War on Local News; Citizenship and Grace

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Welcome to the solstice edition of Sindey’s Picks. Photo by fdecomite, Creative Commons.

Warmest Solstice Wishes from the Sidney’s Picks Team!  

Sidney's Picks: 7-year-old Girl Dies in Border Patrol Custody

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Streetscape in Philly’s Kensington neighborhood, where the DA’s office has sold off many homes seized thorugh civil forfeiture, often to speculators and cops. 

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Sidney's Picks: 60 Minutes Sex Harassment, The NRA, and Pegasus

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Kevin Harber, Creative Commons. 

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Sidney's Picks: Acosta & Epstein; Moonves; and Putin

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Donkey Hotey, Creative Commons

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2019 Hillman Prizes: Call For Entries on Now!

Attention journalists, editors, and awards coordinators, the call for entries for the 2019 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, 2019. 

Click here for full details and to enter.

Sidney's Picks: Florida, Dwarf-Tossing, and Femicide

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Reinhard Link, Creative Commons. 

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Sidney's Picks: Our Crackpot Acting AG, Mass Shootings, And Scott Walker's Downfall

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Bye bye, Scott!

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Sidney's Picks: Women in Prison; the Shadow Rulers of the VA; and Native American Women Candidates Making History

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SCCN, Creative Commons. 

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Canadian Hillman Prize, Call For Entries: Open Now Through January 15

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Victor To, Creative Commons. 

Attention, journalists, editors, and awards coordinators,

The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Canadian Hillman Prize honouring excellence in investigative journalism!

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 and impact of the coverage

Eligibility: Entries must be published or broadcast in 2018 and have been made widely available to a Canadian audience. Nominated material and a cover letter explaining how the entry meets the requirements can be submitted hereThere is no fee to enter.

The Canadian Hillman Prize winner will be awarded a certificate, a $5,000 honorarium, and travel to New York City.

Sidney's Picks: Migrants, Asylum, and Judges

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Sal Falko, Creative Commons. 

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