Prizes & Lectures

Kathleen Carroll: 2020 Goldsmith Career Award Winner

Kathleen Carroll: 2020 Goldsmith Career Award Winner

Every year at the Goldsmith Awards Ceremony we celebrate a leading figure in journalism and media with the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism. This year’s honoree was Kathleen Carroll, longtime reporter and Executive Editor for the Associated Press, who…

James Goodman Wins 2019 David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism

James Goodman Wins 2019 David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism

For 30 years, David Nyhan was a columnist and reporter at The Boston Globe. He was a Shorenstein Fellow in the spring of 2001. The Nyhan Prize honors a journalist who embodies David’s commitment to challenging the powerful and acting as a…

2020 Goldsmith Prize Announcement Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the spoken portions of the video announcing the 2020 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting winner. Hi, I’m Nancy Gibbs, Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of…

Announcing the 2020 Goldsmith Prize Winner

Announcing the 2020 Goldsmith Prize Winner

This year’s Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting could not be announced as it normally would be, in front of a packed house at the JFK Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School. We know this was disappointing for so many who…

2020 Goldsmith Prize Finalists

Update March 16, 2020: We are looking forward announcing the winner of this year’s Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting via video on March 23rd, and hope you will celebrate along with us, the winner, and the finalists via social media….

Dallas Morning News Wins the 2019 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

J. David McShane and Andrew Chavez of the Dallas Morning News won the prize for their story “Pain and Profit,” on problems with medicaid patients receiving adequate care in Texas.

Behind the Reporting: The Goldsmith Award Finalists

The Shorenstein Center’s podcast is dedicated this week to a series of interviews with the finalists for the 2019 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Journalism. Shorenstein Center Special Projects Director Heidi Legg, an accomplished journalist herself, spoke with each of the…

Nabiha Syed: 2018 Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press

Nabiha Syed, Vice President and Associate General Counsel at BuzzFeed, gave the 11th Annual Richard S. Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, November 14, 2018. Ms. Syed,…

The Press Has Never Been More Vital to the Survival of Democracy: 2018 Theodore H. White Lecture by Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer

Renowned journalists Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer delivered the 29th Annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, a conversation with Shorenstein Center director Nicco Mele building on their original essay titled “The Press Has Never Been More Vital to the Survival…

Why Investigative Reporting Matters

Going behind the story of the 2018 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting winner, “Lost Mothers,” by Renee Montagne of NPR and Nina Martin of ProPublica. The United States has the highest rate of maternal deaths in the developed world; NPR…