Goldsmith Book Prize

The Goldsmith Book Prize is awarded to the trade and academic book published in the United States in the last 24 months that best fulfills the objective of improving democratic governance through an examination of the intersection between the media, politics and public policy.

To apply, complete the Goldsmith Book Prize Application (PDF), and submit it along with four (4) copies of the book. All submissions must be in English. Edited volumes will not be accepted.

 

2014 Winners

Academic
Kevin Arceneaux and Martin Johnson
Changing Minds or Changing Channels? Partisan News in an Age of Choice
The University of Chicago Press

Matthew Levendusky
How Partisan Media Polarize America
The University of Chicago Press

Trade
Jaron Lanier
Who Owns the Future?
Simon & Schuster

Previous Winners

2013

Academic
Jonathan M. Ladd
Why Americans Hate the Media and How It Matters
Princeton University Press

Trade
Rebecca MacKinnon
Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
Basic Books

2012

Academic
Jeffrey E. Cohen
Going Local: Presidential Leadership in the Post-Broadcast Age
Cambridge University Press

Trade
Evgeny Morozov
The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom
PublicAffairs

2011

Academic
Tim Groeling
When Politicians Attack: Party Cohesion in the Media
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Patrick J. Sellers
Cycles of Spin: Strategic Communication in the U.S. Congress

Trade
Jack Fuller
What Is Happening to the News: The Information Explosion and the Crisis in Journalism

2010

Academic
Matthew Hindman
The Myth of Digital Democracy

Trade
John Maxwell Hamilton
Journalism's Roving Eye: A History of American Foreign Reporting

2009

Academic
Markus Prior
Post-Broadcast Democracy: How Media Choice Increases Inequality in Political Involvement and Polarizes Elections

Trade
Jane Mayer
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

2008

Academic
John G. Geer
In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns

Trade
Ted Gup
Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life

2007

Academic
Diana C. Mutz
Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative versus Participatory Democracy

Trade
Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff
The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle and the Awakening of a Nation

2006

Academic
James A. Stimson
Tides of Consent: How Public Opinion Shapes American Politics

Trade
Geoffrey R. Stone
Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism

2005

Academic
Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini
Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics

Trade
Paul Starr
The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications

2004

Academic
Scott L. Althaus
Collective Preferences in Democratic Politics: Opinion Surveys and the Will of the People

Paul M. Kellstedt
The Mass Media and the Dynamics of American Racial Attitudes

Trade
Bill Katovsky and Timothy Carlson
Embedded: The Media at War in Iraq

2003

Academic
Doris Graber
Processing Politics: Learning from Television in the Internet Age

Trade
Leonard Downie Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser
The News About the News: American Journalism in Peril

2002

Academic
Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki
The Black Image in the White Mind

Trade
Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel
The Elements of Journalism

2001

Lawrence R. Jacobs & Robert Y. Shapiro
Politicians Don't Pander: Political Manipulation and the Loss of Democratic Responsiveness

2000

Robert McChesney
Rich Media, Poor Democracy

1999

James Hamilton
Channeling Violence: The Economic Market for Violent Television Programming

1998

Richard Norton Smith
The Colonel: The Life and Legend of Robert R. McCormick, 1880–1955

1997

No award given

1996

Stephen Ansolabehere and Shanto Iyengar
Going Negative: How Political Advertisements Shrink and Polarize the Electorate

1995

William Hoynes
Public Television for Sale: Media, the Market and the Public Sphere

1994

Cass R. Sunstein
Democracy and the Problem of Free Speech

1993

Greg Mitchell
Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair's Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics

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