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A 102-year-old woman holds a bar of soap containing palm oil outside her house in Malaysia, on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Her parents were migrant workers and brought her to the country from India when she was a baby so the family could work on a rubber plantation, which was later converted to palm oil. She quit school and started working at age 10, continuing for the next 45 years.
December 9, 2020

2020 Hillman Prize Winners

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2020 Hillman Prize winners

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2020 Canadian Hillman Prize winners

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New & Notable

The Call for Entries for the 2021 U.S Hillman Prizes is now open. 

The Call for Entries for the 2021 Canadian Hillman Prize is now open. 

Hillman announces new grants for reporting on the U.S workplace. More here.

Hillman announces launch of ‘Reporting the U.S Workpace’ at the Newmark J-school in NYC. The program is scheduled for Jan. 9-10, 2020. The program pays all expenses including transportation, hotel and food.  More info. *Please note the program is FULL.*. We plan to run the program again in 2021.

Hillman judge Katrina vanden Heuvel on the urgent necesssity of public-interest journalism in The Washington Post