2006 Goldsmith Prizes

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

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 Barton Gellman and Jo Becker, "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency, " The Washington Post
Book Prize Academic: In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns, John G. Geer
  Trade: Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life, Ted Gup
Career Award for Excellence in Journalism Paul E. Steiger

2007 Goldsmith Prizes

Investigative Reporting Charles Forelle, James Bandler and Mark Maremont, "Stock Option Abuses," The Wall Street Journal
Book Prize Academic: Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative versus Participatory Democracy, Diana C. Mutz
  Trade: The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle and the Awakening of a Nation, Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff
Career Award for Excellence in Journalism Daniel Schorr

2006 Goldsmith Prizes

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

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