Christiane Amanpour, this year’s winner of the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism, gave the keynote address at the awards ceremony. Amanpour, chief international correspondent at CNN, spoke about the trials, tribulations – and rewards – of being a war correspondent in these difficult days. The ARCO Forum talk was a highlight of the 10th anniversary of the Goldsmith Awards, which are distributed by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government.
Duff Wilson and David Heath of The Seattle Times won the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. In addition, two Goldsmith Book Prizes were awarded. Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki won for “The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America.” Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel won for “The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect.” The Goldsmith Book Prize is awarded to the best books that seek to improve the quality of government or politics through an examination of press and politics in the formation of public policy.