Shorenstein Center announces Goldsmith Book Prizes

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Winners of the Goldsmith Book Prizes have been announced by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.

The 2013 Book Prize winners are “Why Americans Hate the Media and How It Matters” by Jonathan M. Ladd in the academic category, and “Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom” by Rebecca MacKinnon in the trade category. Ladd is an associate professor at Georgetown University, with appointments in the Public Policy Institute and the Department of Government. MacKinnon is a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation.

The Goldsmith Book Prizes honor the best academic and trade books of the year in the field of media, politics, and public policy. The prizes are underwritten by an annual gift from the Goldsmith Fund of the Greenfield Foundation. The authors will be honored at the Goldsmith Awards Ceremony at the Harvard Kennedy School on March 5.