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 5, 2022
Announcing the 2022 Goldsmith Prize Winner
The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to present the 2022 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting to:“FEMA’s Disasters” by Hannah Dreier and Andrew Ba Tran of The Washington Post
About the winning investigative reporting project, and its impact:
Washington Post reporters spent 2021 traversing the corners of the country most ravaged by natural disasters to find out if the government really has people’s backs in the long-term.
March 9, 2022
Announcing the 2022 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting finalists
The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is proud to announce the six finalists for the 2022 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. 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.
April 5, 2022
Watch the 2022 goldsmith awards live
Watch the 2022 Goldsmith Awards ceremony here. Live at 6pm ET on April 5th, and recorded for future viewing.
March 22, 2022
Michele Norris to be honored with 2022 Goldsmith career Award
The Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism is given annually for outstanding contributions to the field of journalism, and for work that has enriched our political discourse and our society. This year’s winner is Michele Norris, whose career in print, television, and radio has made her a leading voice on race, identity, and the nature of modern American democracy.
March 18, 2022
2022 Investigative Prize Finalists panel discussion
The finalists for the 2022 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting will join Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs for a discussion on the craft and impact of their work, and the importance of investigative journalism in a free society.
Panelists will include:
- Hannah Dreier, The Washington Post
- Corey G.
March 10, 2022
Semi-Finalists for 2022 Goldsmith Prize
This year nearly 170 examples of investigative reporting were nominated for the Goldsmith Prize. The following 24 semi-finalists were among the top 30 entries that this year’s judges read. While they were not selected as one of the six finalists for the prize, the judges deemed that they were of extremely high quality and fit the Prize’s criteria for impact on US public policy, and so are worthy of public recognition.
November 17, 2021
Submissions for the 2022 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting Now Open
Submissions for the 2022 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting are now open. The deadline to submit is Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 11:59 pm ET.
Has your reporting made an impact on U.S. government or policy at the national, state, or local level (or do you know a journalist whose stories have made a difference)?
November 17, 2021
Submissions for the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize Now Open
Submissions for the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize are now open. The deadline to submit is December 15, 2021, 11:59pm ET. Entries for the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize must have been published between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021.
The Shorenstein Center awards the Goldsmith Book Prize to the best trade and best academic book published in the United States in the last 24 months that fulfills the objective of improving democratic governance through an examination of the intersection between the media, politics and public policy.
April 13, 2021
Announcing the Winner of the 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting
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.