The Goldsmith Awards Program, presented by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, has as its goal the encouragement of a more insightful and spirited public debate about government, politics and the press. Join us for our annual investigative reporting panel from 3:30-5:00pm, followed by an awards ceremony with a keynote by Martha Raddatz at 6:00pm.
Investigative Reporting Panel: Making an Impact on Policy and Governance
3:30-5:00pm, Malkin Penthouse, Littauer 4th Floor, Harvard Kennedy School
A panel discussion with the finalists and special citation awardees for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Panelists will discuss the making of their stories, which include coverage of the Russia investigation, injustice in the Chicago legal system, opioid addiction, sexual harassment and assault, and other pressing issues.
Shannon Mullen, Staff Writer, Asbury Park Press
Melissa Segura, Investigative Reporter, BuzzFeed News
Carol Marbin Miller, Investigative Reporter, Miami Herald
Emily Steel, Reporter, The New York Times
Nina Martin, Reporter, ProPublica
David Armstrong, Senior Writer, STAT
Rosalind Helderman, Staff Writer, The Washington Post
Goldsmith Awards Ceremony with Martha Raddatz
6:00pm- 7:30pm, JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School
The winner of the 2018 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting will be announced, followed by a keynote speech by Goldsmith Career Award winner Martha Raddatz.
Martha Raddatz is ABC News chief global affairs correspondent and co-anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. She has covered national security, foreign policy, and politics for decades – reporting from the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House, and conflict zones around the world, including Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Iran, Pakistan, Israel, and numerous countries in Africa and Asia. In 2012, Raddatz moderated the Vice Presidential debate, and received the Walter Cronkite Award for excellence in political journalism with a special commendation for debate moderation. During the 2016 election, Raddatz co-moderated the Democratic and Republican primary presidential debates on ABC, as well a presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. From 1993-1998, Raddatz was the Pentagon correspondent for NPR. Prior to joining NPR, she was the chief correspondent at the ABC News Boston affiliate WCVB-TV. Raddatz has received four Emmys and numerous other awards. She is the author of The Long Road Home—A Story of War and Family, which made both The New York Times and The Washington Post bestseller lists and was made into a mini-series for TV.