Anna Wolfe and Michelle Liu win the February Sidney Award for “Think Debtors Prisons Are a Thing of the Past? Not in Mississippi,” with data analysis by Andrew R. Calderon, published by The Marshall Project and Mississippi Today. Additional partners...
Hillman FoundationThis month's Sidney Award winners exposed a system of modern day debtors prisons in MS. People are sent to work off criminal justice debt by working fast food jobs by day and being in lockup by night.
Hillman FoundationWhen you're sent to a "restitution center" in Mississippi, you're sent to pay off an amount of money, not for a fixed time, people have spent up to 5 years there
Craig Whitlock of the Washington Post wins the January Sidney for ‘The Afghanistan Papers,’ the unvarnished history of the war in Afghanistan, as told by the U.S. officials who waged it. For nearly twenty years, U.S. officials told the public that...
Hillman FoundationThe decade’s first Sidney goes to @CraigMWhitlock of the @washingtonpost for “The Afghanistan Papers,” the unvarnished history of deceit and failure in war, as told by the generals and high-ranking officials who waged it.
Reveal’s Will Evans has won the December Sidney Award for “Amazon: Behind the Smiles,” a feature that exposes brutal working conditions at the online retailer’s fulfillment centers. Evans and his team amassed safety records for 23 of Amazon’s 110...
Attention journalists, editors, and awards coordinators, the call for entries for the 2020 Hillman Prizes in Journalism is on now! The Hillman Prizes honor investigative journalism and commentary in service of the common good.
Mara Gay and Emma Goldberg of the New York Times win the November Sidney for “When Poor People are Beaten for Seeking Help,” a deeply reported investigative opinion piece that exposes an alarming pattern of physical and sexual abuse of clients at...
Attention, journalists, editors, and awards coordinators: The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Canadian Hillman Prize honouring excellence in investigative journalism!
The 1619 Project has won the September Sidney for a sweeping assessment of the legacy of slavery on U.S history, culture, and politics. The project is a special issue of the New York Times Magazine created under the leadership of journalist...
A team of three dozen reporters and photographers from the San Francisco Chronicle wins the August Sidney Award for “One Day, One City, No Respite,” an ambitious feature that chronicles 24 hours in the lives of the city’s homeless residents, hour...
Eli Saslow wins the July Sidney for “Urgent needs from head to toe’: This clinic had two days to fix a lifetime of needs,” a feature in the Washington Post that follows Stevie and Lisa, an impoverished middle-aged couple from Tennessee who have come...
Hillman FoundationThis month's #Sidney winner shines a light on the suffering of the 50 million rural Americans who have been shut out of health care
The New York City subway's on-time performance exceeded 80 percent in June, making it the best month for on-time performance since 2013. But the New York City Transit Authority isn’t about to rest on its laurels.
Hillman FoundationOur deepest sympathies to the loved ones of Hector Figueroa and all his brothers and sisters in the labor movement
Michael Hiltzik, the business columnist for the Los Angeles Times, wins the June Sidney for an outstanding series of columns about economics in the era of Trump. Published in May 2019, these columns shed light on the various ways the economy is...
Hillman FoundationCongrats to @hiltzikm and the @latimes on winning the June Sidney Award for an outstanding series of columns on topics ranging from Trump's failed tax cut to Delta's ham fisted union-busting!