Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

Bernhardt Labor Journalism Awards: Deadline for Entries

Deadline Monday, August 30: The Bernhardt prize is an award of $1000 given for an article that furthers the understanding of the history of working people. Articles focused on historical events AND articles about current issues (work, housing, organizing, health, education) that include historical context are both welcome. The work should be published in print or online between August 31, 2020 and August 30, 2021.

The 2020 prize went to two articles: Josh Eidelson, "How the American Worker Got Fleeced," with data analysis and graphics by Christopher Cannon, Bloomberg Businessweek, July 2, 2020 and David Unger, “Which Side Are We On: Can Labor Support #BlackLivesMatter and Police Unions?” New Labor Forum, July 6, 2020. The October 2020 Forum featured labor journalist and author Steven Greenhouse and Culture Workers Education Center founder Natasha Bunten, video of the event is available here.

To enter, visit LaborArts.org/Bernhardt. The deadline for entries is Monday, August 30, 2021. The winner will be announced at a virtual forum on labor journalism with NYU's Bobst Library on Tuesday, October 12 at 5pm. Sponsored by the New York Labor History Association and NYU's Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives with LaborArts, Metro New York Labor Communications Council, and the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.