1. The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards: PM Narendra Modi graces event; to give away awards

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards: PM Narendra Modi graces event; to give away awards

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards function is being held in New Delhi on Wednesday. PM Narendra Modi is the guest of honour and he will give away awards across 28 categories for exceptional work in print, broadcast and online journalism in English, Hindi and regional languages.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2016 9:12 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at The Ram Nath Goenka Awards ceremony Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the guest of honour and is giving away the RNG awards. PM is seen here with The Indian Express Group Chairman Viveck Goenka.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards function is being held in New Delhi on Wednesday. PM Narendra Modi is the guest of honour and he will give away awards across 28 categories for exceptional work in print, broadcast and online journalism in English, Hindi and regional languages. The RNG Awards, the biggest annual event in the Indian media calendar, was instituted by the Ramnath Goenka Foundation in 2005 to celebrate the legacy of the founder of The Indian Express Group. Its categories cover investigative, political and sports journalism, non-fiction writing, feature writing, sports and entertainment, commentary and work done in regional languages. With categories such as Environmental Reporting, Uncovering India Invisible, Investigative Reporting, Interpretative writing, the awards applaud quality reportage and incisive opinion.

From political corruption before Assembly elections to a Manipur village preparing to be a Smart City, from an investigative series on who slept at the wheel as Delhi choked on its toxic air to a series of reports that probed top corporates who are loan defaulters — these are among the over 30 stories that will be honoured at the 2015 Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards on Wednesday.

Watch the LIVE telecast of the event here. 

 

The 5-member jury said that the 37 winners showcase excellence in journalism, ask questions, go below the surface for answers and showcase the complexities in India’s diversity.

Here’s the full list of Winners:

Prakash Rakesh Kardaley Memorial Award for Civic Journalism

Christin Mathew Philip (The Times of India)

Uncovering India Invisible

Print | Ashwaq Masoodi (Mint)

Broadcast | Sarada Lahangir (Kalinga TV)

Hindi

Print | Santosh Kumar (India Today)

Broadcast | Sanjay Nandan (ABP news), Syeda Afifa Khatoon (NEWS24)

Regional Languages

Print | Firos Khan M (Madhyamam Daily), Nileena Atholi (Mathrubhumi)

Broadcast | Pramod Shastri G (TV9)

Sports Journalism

Print | Devendra Pandey (The Indian Express)

Broadcast | Sanjeeb Mukherjea (CNN-IBN)

Reporting from J&K and the Northeast

Print | Esha Roy (The Indian Express) and Maddipatla Rajshekhar (Scroll.in)

Broadcast| Shubhajit Sengupta (CNN_IBN)

Environmental reporting

Print | Pritha Chatterjee, Aniruddha Ghishal (The Indian Express)

Broadcast | Sushil Chandra Bahuguna (NDTV India)

Business and Economic Journalism

Print | Kushboo Narayan (The Indian Express) and Rajeev Dubey (Business Today)

Broadcast | Archana Shukla (CNBC TV18)

Foreign Correspondent covering India

Print | Victor John Mallet (Financial Times)

Investigative reporting

Print | Maneesha Paney, Sandeep Pai (Newslaundry)

Broadcast | Ganesh Suratchand Thakur (ABP news)

On-the-spot reporting

Print | Nayantara Narayan (Scroll.in)

Broadcast | Aamir Rafiq Peerzada, Rakesh Solanky (NDTV)

Feature writing | Shamik Bag (Mint), Sreedevi TV (Malayala Manorama)

Reporting on Politics and Government

Print | Ashutosh Bhardwaj (The Indian Express)

Broadcast | Halimabi Abdul Kureshi (IBN Lokmat)

Photo Journalism

Burhan Kinu (Hindustan Times)

Commentry and interpretative writing

Anna MM Vetticad (BLink), Pramit Bhattacharya (Mint)

Books

Non-fiction | Author: Akshaya Mukul

Book: Gita Press & The Making of Hindu India

Publication: Harper Collins

Sanjiv Sinha Memorial Award for Excellence in Reporting

Aditi Vatsa (The Indian Express)

Priya Chandrashekar Memorial Award for Excellence in Editing

Saikat Kumar Bose (The Indian Express)

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