The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting entries for the 2015 Hillman Prizes which honor investigative journalism and commentary in the public interest. Winners exemplify resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skilled storytelling, social impact and relevance to the ideals of Sidney Hillman.
The 2015 prizes will be given for work published or released in 2014. Our categories are:
- Book (non-fiction)
- Newspaper Reporting (print or online)
- Magazine Reporting (print or online)
- Broadcast Journalism (video or radio segments longer than 20 minutes, and documentaries)
- Web Journalism (online multimedia reporting by an individual or an institution; should have a substantial visual component as well as text)
- Opinion & Analysis Journalism (commentary and analysis in any medium)
The received-by deadline for all submissions is January 30, 2015. There is no submission fee. A cover letter and links to/copies of the nominated material are all that are required. View the submission form and application instructions.
Winners will be announced in April 2015. Each winner is awarded travel to New York City to receive a $5,000 prize and a certificate designed by New Yorker cartoonist, Edward Sorel, at our awards ceremony and cocktail reception to be held Tuesday May 5, 2015 at the New York Times Center.
Submissions are judged by our distinguished panel of journalists: Hendrik Hertzberg, staff writer, The New Yorker; Harold Meyerson, Washington Post columnist and editor-at-large, The American Prospect; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher, The Nation;Rose Arce, senior producer, Starfish Media Group; and Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Correspondent, The Atlantic.
See previous winners here.
Since 1950, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has honored journalists, writers and public figures who pursue investigative journalism and public policy for the common good. Sidney Hillman was the founding president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union of America, a predecessor union of Workers United, SEIU. Sidney Hillman, an architect of the New Deal, fought to build a vibrant union movement extending beyond the shop floor to all aspects of working peoples’ lives.