Kristof to receive Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism

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Nicholas D. Kristof, columnist for The New York Times, will address an audience of students, faculty, journalists and members of the public on Tuesday, March 5, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The program begins at 6 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, and is sponsored by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.

“Nick Kristof is one of the most inspiring journalists of our time,” said Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center. “His work’s great power is that it awakens passion and concern in others.”

Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times since 2001, writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week. Kristof won the Pulitzer Prize two times, in 1990 and 2006. In 2012, he was a Pulitzer finalist in Commentary for his 2011 columns that often focused on the disenfranchised in many parts of the world.

Past recipients of the Goldsmith Career Award include Alan Rusbridger, Seymour Hersh, Christiane Amanpour, Peter Jennings, Gwen Ifill, David Fanning and Daniel Schorr. The Goldsmith Awards also include a major prize for investigative reporting and two book prizes.