Linda Greenhouse, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who reports on the U.S. Supreme Court for The New York Times, will receive this year’s Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. The Goldsmith Award is given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of journalism by a journalist whose work has enriched American political discourse and society. The award is presented as part of the Goldsmith Awards Ceremony, sponsored by the Kennedy School’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.
Greenhouse began covering the Supreme Court for The New York Times in 1978. With the exception of two years during the mid-1980s, during which she covered Congress, she has been the paper’s Supreme Court correspondent ever since. For her coverage of the court, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in Journalism (beat reporting) in 1998.
“Linda Greenhouse is the nation’s preeminent authority on the thinking and actions of the U.S. Supreme Court and we are particularly glad to be hearing from her at such a critical time in the court’s history when so many thorny issues are in play,” said Alex Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center.
Greenhouse is a graduate of Radcliffe College, where she currently serves on the advisory committee to the Schlesinger Library.
Previous Career Award winners include Seymour Hersh, Christiane Amanpour, and Ted Koppel.
The Goldsmith Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday, March 17. Greenhouse gave the keynote address. Today (March 18) at 9 a.m., the Goldsmith Seminar – “The Present and Future of Investigative Reporting” -takes place at the Malkin Penthouse. Greenhouse and the six finalists for the Goldsmith investigative prize will take part in the panel.