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Two More Awards for New Yorker Freelance Writer Sarah Stillman

Sarah Stillman is a New York-based journalist. She has written about Iraq and Afghanistan for several publications or online sites, including Slate, The Washington Post, the Nation and the Dallas Morning News.

Stillman, the inaugural winner of the New York University Carter Journalism Institute’s Reporting Award, has added two trophies to her mantle. Her piece in the June 6, 2011 issue of the New Yorker was entitled “Invisible Army.”  She documents poor treatment of Third-World nationals working on U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Sarah’s compelling story is a perfect representation of the work we’re trying to encourage at a time of cutbacks in editorial budgets,” said Stephen Solomon, associate director of the Institute.

The Reporting Award, in its second year, funds articles on under-reported subjects in the public interest.

Stillman was decorated with the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism and National Magazine Award in the category of public interest.

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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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Apply for the NYU Carter Journalism Institute Reporting Award

Want to report on an important public interest story, but lack the necessary funds?

The NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is now accepting applications for “The Reporting Award,” which supports work in any medium about underreported subjects of public interest.

Established in 2009 to encourage ambitious journalism in the midst of financial and staff cuts in media, the award includes a $2,500 stipend, use of the Institute’s facilities, and an additional $10,000 upon completion of the reporting work, which will be published by the Institute or in partnership with another media outlet.

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NYU Carter Journalism Institute To Reward Coverage Of Underreported Topics

NYU’s journalism program is on the lookout for reporters with an eye for stories that often go unnoticed in today’s media.  According to an NYU press release, The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is encouraging increased awareness for “underreported subjects of public interest” with their presentation of The Reporting Award.

The Reporting Award debuted in 2009 as an initiative to inspire young journalists to cover bold issues that are frequently overlooked due to staff and budget limitations within news outlets.  Yale alum Sarah Stillman received last year’s award for her work in Iraq and Afghanistan where she uncovered the hardships civilian workers face on American military bases.

The competition winner will receive a $2,500 stipend and an additional $10,000 upon completion and approval of their work.  Applications are due on Jan. 15 and the award recipient will be announced on Mar. 1.  For more information on NYU Carter Journalism Institute’s Reporting Award log on to the competition’s official site.