On Tuesday evening, Diana C. Mutz, the Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication and director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics, received the Goldsmith Book Prize for her book Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative versus Participatory Democracy. The prize is awarded by the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University and was presented at a ceremony in Cambridge. The award recognizes the best academic and trade books that seek to improve the quality of government or politics through an examination of press and politics in the formation of public policy. Hearing the Other Side was published last year by Cambridge University Press.
Others recognized at Tuesday’s ceremony were the Wall Street Journal reporting team of Charles Forelle, James Bandler, and Mark Maremont who received the $25,000 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for their articles on stock option abuses. Daniel Schorr, senior news analyst for National Public Radio, received the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism. The Goldsmith Book Prize for best trade book was awarded to Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff for The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle and the Awakening of a Nation.