Shorenstein Center announces six finalists for Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

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Six finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting have been announced by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The winner of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting will be announced at an awards ceremony on March 3, 2015, at the Kennedy School.

The Goldsmith Prizes are underwritten by an annual gift from the Goldsmith Fund of the Greenfield Foundation. The Investigative Reporting Prize, which carries a $10,000 award for finalists and $25,000 for the winner, is intended to recognize and encourage journalism which promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the making of public policy, or the practice of politics by disclosing excessive secrecy, impropriety and mismanagement, or instances of particularly commendable government performance.

“This group of Goldsmith Prize Finalists includes newspapers of different sizes, new media, radio, and a news service – which indicates that high quality work is being done on every platform,” said Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center.

Finalists include The Boston Globe, Miami Herald, The Post and Courier, ProPublica and NPR, Reuters, and The Wall Street Journal.