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LA Times Reporter Wins the April ‘Sidney Award’

LA Times reporter Nathaniel Popper just picked up this April’s Sidney Award for his story on Ikea’s atrocious labor practices in the United States. Popper’s story detailed Ikea’s union-busting ways, and revealed that while Swedish workers receive “$19 an hour and…five weeks of government-mandated paid vacation, at Ikea’s three-year-old factory in Danville, Virginia, full-time employees start at $8 an hour with 12 vacation days–eight of them on dates determined by the company.”

The Sidney Award is given out monthly for the best in “socially-conscious journalism.” For his efforts, Popper will be rewarded with “$500, a bottle of union-made wine, and a certificate designed especially for the Sidney by New Yorker cartoonist, Edward Sorel.”

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For Computer Help, Mark Zuckerberg’s Dad Counts on Son-in-Law

That’s one of the funniest revelations in today’s LA Times Column One interview conducted by reporter Nathaniel Popper with Edward Zuckerberg (pictured), Mark’s dad.

The Dobbs Ferry, New York dentist, who famously got into media hot water for once marketing himself to patients as the “Father of Facebook”, now tries to avoid any overt mention of his billionaire son. In fact, when it comes to computer help, he says he relies not on The Social Network guy but rather some dude betrothed to his middle daughter:

Donna, a doctoral student in classics, is married to a computer whiz. That son-in-law, Harry Schmidt, has supplemented his graduate school income by designing an iPhone app for translating Latin.

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Deadline Club Honors Times, Journal and AP

deadline.jpgThe Deadline Club, the New York Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, presented its 2009 awards honoring New York-area journalism last night.

The biggest winners of the evening were The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press, which all took home three awards each. Newsweek, Newsweek.com, and Getty Images for Newsweek also took home a combined four awards. The Times awards included the Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting, which was presented to David Barstow, who will also receive the New York Press Club’s Golden Keyboard award for investigative reporting next month.

Some smaller news organizations were also recognized, like the Jewish weekly newspaper the Forward, which received the reporting award for newspapers with circulation under 100,000 for Nathaniel Popper‘s coverage of problems in the kosher industry, and The Staten Island Advance, which was honored for page design.

A full list of winners after the jump

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