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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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Dwell President Snags Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award

The 2012 recipient of the Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award is Michela O’Connor Abrams, president of Dwell Media.  She will be presented with the award during the fourth annual Women’s Leadership Conference on March 7th in San Francisco.

Most notably during her nine-year tenure at Dwell, O’Connor Abrams conceived the trade show Dwell on Design and helped to develop the brand’s digital platforms, which were recently recognized “#1 Most Innovative” in AffinityResearch’s August 2011 survey.

The award, presented by Exceptional Women in Publishing, recognizes women leaders in publishing and media and past recipients include mediabistro.com’s very own Laurel Touby, Gloria Steinman, Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation, and Ardath Rodale and Marie Rodale of Rodale, Inc.

Photo courtesy of Dwell Media.

Good Riddance To The Mainstream Media? Not Quite Yet

The New York TimesDavid Carr stole the show at last night’s Intelligence Squared debate on the merits of the mainstream media, when he pulled out a print out of fellow debater Michael Wolff‘s Web site Newser all full of holes. Carr had cut out every story on Newser that came from the main stream media to prove his point: new media couldn’t exist without venerable mainstream pubs like the Times.

Ultimately, Carr’s side — debating against the proposition “Good Riddance to the Main Stream Media” — won the night, with 68 percent of the audience agreeing that we should not, in fact, say good riddance to the MSM. But Carr and his mainstream-representing colleagues, Phil Bronstein from the San Francisco Chronicle and the Nation‘s Katrina Vanden Heuvel, may have just lucked out. Their argument for maintaining the mainstream media seemed to simply boil down to the fact that there are some good things about it that need to be preserved, and new media is taking the best and claiming it for itself. Also, without the mainstream media, where would the debaters all work?

(More video and pictures after the jump)

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