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Posts Tagged ‘Harold Meyerson’

Sidney Hillman Foundation Taking Submissions for 2014 Hillman Prizes

The Sidney Hillman Foundation is accepting submissions for its 2014 Hillman Prizes, which honor the best investigative journalism. The Prizes are issued for the following categories: Books, Newspaper Reporting, Magazine Reporting, Broadcast Journalism, Opinion Journalism and Web Journalism.

All entries will be judged by Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor, The New Yorker; Harold MeyersonWashington Post columnist and editor-at- large, The American Prospect; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher, The Nation; Rose Marie Arce, senior producer, CNN; and Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor, The Atlantic.

Entries must be received by January 31. For more on how to submit work, click through.

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2012 Hillman Award Winners Announced

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

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Mayerson’s Open Letter to Fox News

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WaPo columnist Harold Meyerson wrote an open letter to Fox News who suddenly seems…uhm…as unpopular as their president…George Bush not Rupert Murdoch…well maybe both:

In that sense, your work remains dangerous and disintegrative to the nation. But it is also, more narrowly, tactically, for now, a great gift to liberals and Democrats. You ensure the ongoing Palinization and marginalization — electorally, the terms are synonymous — of the Republican Party.

And to think that you’re doing all this not on the Democratic National Committee’s dime but on Rupert Murdoch’s.

Cheers from your new fan,

Harold

Wiener & Pals Recall the Good Old Days at the LA Weekly—It’s All Jill Stewart’s Fault

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In The Nation, Jon Wiener, the UCI prof and John Lennon expert, bewails the new era or rather the passing of the old era at the LA Weekly. He has reinforcements from Tim Rutten, Kevin Roderick, and Harold Meyerson, and to summarize: it’s all Jill Stewart’s fault.

Matt Welch, on book leave from the LAT, isn’t so sure about that or most of Wiener’s other assumptions. Bob Norman makes the point in a letter to Romanesko.

Wiener emailed Jill Stewart a pretty general question in March:

My basic question: the departure of Harold and your arrival seem to signal a major political shift in the paper. Is this correct?

And Stewart replied:

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David Zahniser Moves to LA Times–Look Out, Mr. Mayor!

The LA Weekly loses David Zahniser to the LA Times. The veteran City Hall reporter will be covering Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Kevin Roderick at LA Observed observes:

I don’t know what it means for Duke Helfand, who has been on the Antonio beat for the Times, but the hire should mean sharper, deeper and less friendly coverage of the mayor.

Zahniser’s story on the murk surrounding the death of Miguel Contreras pissed off Harold Meyerson so much, Meyerson left the Weekly. His recent story on smart growth pissed off Curbed LA readers. Obviously, he’s doing something right.

Zahniser joined the Weekly in 2006, coming from the Copley News Service. He received a Journalist of the Year award by the LA Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, in 2006.