Goldsmith Book Prize

Harold Holzer won the 2016 Goldsmith Book Prize in the trade category for Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion.

Harold Holzer won the 2016 Goldsmith Book Prize in the trade category for Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion.

About the Award

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. Recent Goldsmith Book Prizes have been awarded to books about political journalism, the history of news, news and political polarization, internet freedom, local news and digital democracy. Books that are not on the topic of media and politics will not be considered. Please view examples of past winners.

 

Apply

Click here to apply for the 2017 Goldsmith Book Prize

  • Deadline: January 3, 2017, 5:00pm E.T.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Edited volumes will not be accepted.
  • Entries must have been published between January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016.
  • Entries must also include the submission of four (4) copies of the book to the address below:

Goldsmith Awards Program
Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

2016 Winners

Academic
Erik Albæk, Arjen van Dalen, Nael Jebril and Claes H. de Vreese
Political Journalism in Comparative Perspective
Cambridge University Press

Trade
Harold Holzer
Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion
Simon & Schuster

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