The Goldsmith Awards Program encourages a more insightful, spirited public debate about government, politics, and the press. The awards are given by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
| Investigative Reporting ||James Risen and Eric Lichtblau, “Domestic Spying,” The New York Times. The report revealed that the government was systematically tapping into international telephone calls and email traffic in the U.S. without court warrants. |
| Book Prize ||Academic: Tides of Consent: How Public Opinion Shapes American Politics, James A. Stimson |
| ||Trade: Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism, Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini |
| Career Award for Excellence in Journalism ||Jim Lehrer, executive editor and anchor, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer |