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Hillman Awards Recognize Social Justice Coverage

June 05, 2005|From a Times Staff Writer

The Hillman Foundation has announced the winners of the 2005 Sidney Hillman Awards in New York, honoring print and broadcast journalists and authors who investigate issues related to social justice and progressive public policy.

This year's award winners are Jason DeParle for his book "American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare"; Sarah Karp for the article "Our Next Generation" in the Chicago Reporter; Peter G. Gosselin of the Los Angeles Times, who wrote about the changing economic circumstances of working Americans; the Los Angeles Times for "exemplary use of photojournalism"; and Greg Barker of Frontline/WGBH for the television program "Ghosts of Rwanda."

Hillman was founding president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, a predecessor to the labor union Unite Here. Hillman was an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was instrumental in shaping the New Deal and labor legislation protecting workers' rights and living standards, according to a foundation statement.

Each winner will receive $2,000 and a plaque at a ceremony in New York on June 14.

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