The 2024 Goldsmith Awards Ceremony


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John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

The annual Goldsmith Awards, presented by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, honors public service journalism that has had an impact on United States public policy and the functioning of government. 

This year's event will take place on April 3, 2024, in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. We will honor six reporting teams (five finalists and one winner) that have done the best investigative reporting that has had an impact on U.S. public policy in the previous year. The winner is announced live during the ceremony. 

2024 Goldsmith Career Award Winner Nina Totenberg will share her insights in a "fireside chat" with Shorenstein Director Nancy Gibbs, followed by a brief question-and-answer session with the audience. The ceremony will also honor the winners of this year's Goldsmith Book Prize and the inaugural recipient of a new Goldsmith special citation.

Co-sponsored with the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy.

Please register with a valid Harvard email address to attend in-person. All JFK Jr. Forums are also publicly livestreamed on our YouTube channel.


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