Last night the editors at Feministing had the honor of receiving the Sidney Hillman Foundation award for blog journalism.
The Sidney Hillman Foundation honors journalism that prioritizes the public interest. Sidney Hillman himself was the founding president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union of America that later became Workers United and held a lifelong commitment to issues of workers rights and lives. The foundation seeks to honor work that furthers the rights of those most disenfranchised.
Prizes like the Sidney Hillman Foundation remind us of the importance of cutting edge, social justice focused, investigative journalism. As the Center for Media Justice often reminds us, those that control the media, control our options, our choices and often our destiny. While newspapers downsize and funding for investigative journalism all but disappears, those who are sacrificing their lives and careers to cover the stories that matter the most and impact people’s lives, should be honored. Please check out the other winners: Isabel Wilkerson, Brad Heath and Kevin McCoy, Tim Noah, Mona Reeder and Najibullah Quraishi and Jamie Doran. It is an impressive bunch and truly humbling company.
You can read more about the award and Feministing here.