How they did it: Reporting tips from the 2023 Goldsmith investigative journalism prize finalists

Goldsmith 2023


Annually, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy awards the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting to a stellar investigative report that has had a direct impact on government, politics and policy at the national, state or local levels. Six reporting teams were chosen as finalists for the 2023 prize, which carries a $10,000 award for finalists and $25,000 for the winner. The Journalist’s Resource interviewed the finalists for a behind-the-scenes look at the processes, tools and legwork it takes to create an important piece of investigative journalism. The winner of the $25,000 prize, Anna Wolfe of Mississippi Today, was announced on March 15.