2014 Goldsmith Prize winners

The annual Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting honors investigative reporting that best promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the making of public policy, or the practice of politics. The winner receives $25,000, and five finalists receive $10,000. Apply…

Julia Baird

December 16, 2014 — Julia Baird, journalist and former Shorenstein Fellow, writes about the Sydney hostage siege in The New York Times. Read more…

Eccles Building, Federal Reserve headquarters, Washington, D.C.

A new paper by Robert Lenzner, Spring 2014 Fellow and contributor to Forbes Media, examines why the media failed to detect the warning signs of the 2008 financial crisis – and how it can avoid missing them the next time…

Nick Sinai

December 12, 2014 — Nick Sinai, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, discusses the case for treating data as infrastructure, and how data is poised to significantly alter government, journalism, and the private sector. Read more…

Michele Norris

The Shorenstein Center hosts a weekly speaker series throughout the academic year, as well as other special events. With the Fall 2014 semester coming to a close, we look back at the perspectives shared by our visiting speakers, who discussed…