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Announcing the Winner of the 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to present the 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting to:  “Mississippi’s Dangerous and Dysfunctional Penal System” by Joseph Neff, Alysia Santo, Anna Wolfe, and Michelle Liuof The Marshall Project, Mississippi…

2021 Goldsmith Prize Finalists

2021 Goldsmith Prize Finalists

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is proud to announce the six finalists for the 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. The Goldsmith Prize, founded in 1991 and funded by a gift from…

2021 Goldsmith Awards deadline Jan 12

2021 Goldsmith Awards

Nominate the best 2020 reporting that made an impact on local, state, or national politics and public policy. Winner receives $25,000 and finalists receive $10,000.

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

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

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…