Bernhardt Labor Journalism Forum and Awards Ceremony
Join the New York Labor History Association and the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University Libraries, in collaboration with LaborArts, for the 9th Annual Bernhardt Award with a Forum focused on labor's responses to artificial intelligence.
AWARD - The 2023 Bernhardt Labor Journalism prize will be awarded to Alex Press (NewsGuild Member!) for the article, "Hollywood Is on Strike Against High-Tech Exploitation" (Jacobin, July 21, 2023).
FORUM - "Reports from the Front Lines - Labor Faces Artificial Intelligence" with Jane Chung (Justice Speaks), Christopher Kyle (Writers Guild) and Susan DeCarava (News Guild).
The prize and the forum honor the late Debra E. Bernhardt, who worked in so many different realms to share the hidden histories of working people. As head of the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, she reached out to an astonishing number of people and organizations to document undocumented stories and unrecognized contributions, and to make links between past and present. The LaborArts project is dedicated to Bernhardt, and the online exhibit, Making History Personal, explores her work. Debra Bernhardt and Rachel Bernstein's Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives – A Pictorial History of Working People in New York City, features many of the materials Bernhardt brought to the Wagner Labor Archives.