The Goldsmith Awards Program, launched in 1991, has as its goal the encouragement of a more insightful and spirited public debate about government, politics and the press.
April 13, 2021
Announcing the Winner of the 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting
March 16, 2021
Announcing the 2021 Goldsmith Prize Finalists and Career Award Winner
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 Journalism. The Goldsmith Prize, founded in 1991 and funded by a gift from the Greenfield Foundation, honors the best public service investigative journalism that has made an impact on local, state, or federal public policy or the practice of politics in the United States.
March 25, 2021
2021 Goldsmith Awards Ceremony
Join us on Tuesday, April 13th at 6:00pm ET for the 2021 Goldsmith Awards Ceremony, hosted virtually by the JFK Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. The winner of the 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and the 2021 Goldsmith Book Prizes will be announced, followed by a conversation with 2021 Goldsmith Career Award winner Stephen Engelberg, Editor-in-Chief of ProPublica.
March 23, 2021
2021 Goldsmith Book Prize Winners
The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to announce the 2021 winners of the Goldsmith Book Prize. The annual 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.
March 16, 2021
2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting Panel Discussion
The Shorenstein Center hosted a panel discussion on Thursday, March 25, 2021 with the finalists for the 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, ProPublica’s Neil Bedi, IndyStar’s Tony Cook, The Washington Post health reporter Dan Diamond, The News & Observer’s Joseph Neff, Reuters data journalist Janet Roberts, and The Marshall Project’s Abbie VanSickle.
March 16, 2021
2021 Goldsmith Prize Semi-Finalists
In a year of unprecedented and unceasing news cycles, the judges for the 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting had a wealth of excellent nominations to review. Out of the 150 reporting projects submitted for consideration, the judging committee selected the following as the top contenders for the prize.
March 23, 2020
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 looked forward to celebrating the finalists and winner this year.