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Liveblogging the Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards: #Hillman2012

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May 1st, 2012

I’m liveblogging tonight from the Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards, which honor excellence in journalism for the public good. You can follow @SidneyHillman as well as Hillman staffer and friend-of-WIMN’s Voices, Lindsay Beyerstein, on Twitter, and the team of bloggers who are livetweeting with the hashtag #Hillman2012.

Before I begin, some info about the program and tonight’s winners:

Hillman Prize in Book Journalism
Frank Bardacke
Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers, Verso Books

Hillman Prize in Opinion & Analysis Journalism
Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic

Hillman Prize in Newspaper Journalism
Heather Vogell, Alan Judd, John Perry
“The Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal,” The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Honorable Mention: Danny Hakim and Russell Buettner, “Abused and Used: At State
Run Homes Abuse and Impunity,” The New York Times

Hillman Prize in Magazine Journalism
Sarah Stillman
The Invisible Army,” The New Yorker

Hillman Prize in Broadcast Journalism
Yoav Potash
Crime After Crime,” The Oprah Winfrey Network

Honorable Mention: Anderson Cooper, “Sissy Boy Experiments,” CNN

Hillman Prize in Photojournalism
Katie Falkenberg
A Lasting Toll,” Los Angeles Times

Honorable mention: Lara Solt, “Unending Battle,” The Dallas Morning News

Hillman Prize in Web Journalism
Seth Freed Wessler
Thousands of Kids Lost From Parents In U.S. Deportation System,” Colorlines.com

Sol Stetin Award for Labor History
Nelson Lichtenstein
MacArthur Foundation Chair in History
Director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy
University of California, Santa Barbara
Central and influential in the field of labor history. Books include: Walter Reuther: the Most Dangerous Man in Detroit (1996) and State of the Union: A Century of American Labor (2002).

The Foundation also announced a special Officers’ Award given to activist, songwriter, and musician Tom Morello for his commitment to workers’ rights.

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