SOJ Alumnus Kelly Carr (BSJ, 2003) received a Special Citation for her work with Scot Paltrow on the Reuters piece, “Unaccountable,” which exposed widespread accounting malpractice at the Defense Department.
Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy award the Goldsmith Prizes. They 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.
“The finalists this year are emblematic of the future of journalism: non-profit news organizations working with for-profits, individual investigations alongside enormous team investigations, big media companies, a weekly newspaper—and excellence all around. It’s thrilling,” said Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center.