2016 Goldsmith Awards in Political Journalism with Keynote by Walter Isaacson

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The presentation of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Goldsmith Book Prizes and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism.

The annual Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize honors journalism that promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the making of public policy, or the practice of politics. The $25,000 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from the Shorenstein Center has been awarded to Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan of The Associated Press for their investigative report “Seafood from Slaves.”

The Goldsmith Book Prize Winners were Erik Albæk, Arjen van Dalen, Nael Jebril, and Claes H. de Vreese for Political Journalism in Comparative Perspective, and Harold Holzer for Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion.

Walter Isaacson, former chairman and CEO of CNN, former editor of TIME, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, and author of bestselling books on Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, received the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism and delivered the keynote address, titled “Technology and Journalism.”

Press release announcing the Goldsmith winners and finalists

Transcript of Goldsmith Awards presentation
Transcript of Walter Isaacson’s keynote speech