2012 Hillman Award Winners Announced


By Chris O'Shea Comment

The Sidney Hillman Foundation has announced the Hillman Award winners, which are given out annually to journalists who promote social and economic justice with their work. This year’s award ceremony will be held May 1 at The TimesCenter building.

The judges selecting the winners included Hendrik Hertzberg, Senior Editor, The New Yorker; Harold Meyerson, Editor-at-Large, The American Prospect and columnist for WaPo; Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Nation; Susan Meiselas, a Magnum photographer; and Rose Marie Arce, Senior Producer, CNN.

The winners:

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

Opinion & Analysis Journalism

Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic

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

Magazine Journalism
Sarah Stillman
“The Invisible Army,” The New Yorker

Broadcast Journalism
Yoav Potash
Crime After Crime,” OWN

Katie Falkenberg
“A Lasting Toll,” The Los Angeles Times

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