The Sidney Hillman Foundation Announces 2014 Hillman Prizes for Excellence in Reporting in Service of the Common Good.

Balcony members are invited to this inspiring annual event. There is no charge to attend but you must RSVP.



The Sidney Hillman Foundation Announces 2014 Hillman Prizes for Excellence in Reporting in Service of the Common Good


Awards Ceremony Is Tuesday May 6 in New York City


NEW YORK - The Sidney Hillman Foundation announced today the winners of the 2014 Hillman Prizes in Journalism, given to journalists whose work identifies important social and economic issues and helps bring about change for the better.


This year, the Hillman Foundation recognized stories about for-profit prisons, the sometimes-deadly and largely unregulated U.S. daycare system, the medicine and politics of marijuana, and ocean acidification, the "lesser-known twin" of climate change. The Foundation also honored a pioneering progressive blogger and a book that redefines our understanding of the New Deal.


In addition to the Hillman Prizes, the Foundation is announcing the winner of the Sol Stetin Award for Labor History. The Stetin Award goes to an exemplary labor history scholar each year.


This year's Hillman Prize and Stetin winners are:


Book Journalism 

Ira Katznelson

"Fear Itself"

Liveright/W.W. Norton & Co.

Newspaper Journalism 

Pat Beall

"Private Prisons: Profit, Politics, Pain"

The Palm Beach Post  

Magazine Journalism 

Jonathan Cohn

"The Hell of American Daycare"

The New Republic

Broadcast Journalism 

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Bud Bultman, Roni Selig, Melissa Dunst Lipman, Carl Graf, Saundra Young

"Weed: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports"


Web Journalism 

Craig Welch & Steve Ringman

"Sea Change: The Pacific's Perilous Turn"

The Seattle Times and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Opinion and Analysis Journalism 

Digby aka Heather Parton


Sol Stetin Award for Labor History 

Leon Fink

University of Illinois



Reporters are invited to cover the gala, please contact Loretta Kane (lk@caminopr.org  or 202-657-4159) to RSVP.


(Advance reservations are required to attend.)




The Sidney Hillman Foundation honors excellence in journalism in service of the common good. Judges are Rose Arce, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hendrik Hertzberg, Katrina vanden Heuvel and Harold Meyerson.








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