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CNN-IBN wins 5 awards at Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards

Journalist of the Year for 2012 went to Sreenivasan Jain of NDTV 24x7. Surbhi Khyati of The Indian Express won the award for Investigative Reporting (Print) for 2011, while for 2012 it went to Mehul Srivastava, Andrew Macaskill and Adi Narayan of Bloomberg News

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | September 11, 2014

Winners of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards Winners of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards
Winners of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards Winners of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan presented the Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism to 59 journalists from broadcast and print media under different categories (for 2011 & 2012) at a ceremony held at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi, on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

The Journalist of the Year for 2012 went to Sreenivasan Jain of NDTV 24x7.

CNN-IBN, India’s most awarded English news channel, bagged five awards for their impactful stories in the following categories: 2011: Business and Economic Journalism: Karma Paljor for Who Killed The Maharaja; Investigative Reporting: Jajati Karan for exposing Odisha Mining Scam; Reporting on Politics and Government: Smitha Nair for Battle for the States: Kerala's Muslim Mind. 2012: On-the-Spot Reporting: Arijit Sen for covering Assam Floods; Reporting on Politics and Government: Marya Shakil for Battle for the States: The Muslim Manifesto.

Print:

Surbhi Khyati of The Indian Express won the award for Investigative Reporting (Print) for 2011 for her series exposing the corruption in the National Rural Health Mission in Uttar Pradesh. The Investigative Reporting (Print) award for 2012 went to Mehul Srivastava, Andrew Macaskill and Adi Narayan of Bloomberg News for their story on how malnurition affects India's children. The Sanjiv Sinha Memorial Award for Excellence in Reporting (Print) went to Appu Esthose Suresh of The Indian Express.

Observing that the Ramnath Goenka awards were highly respected, Mahajan said, "I never met Ramnath Goenka personally, but everyone is familiar with his courage. He took up issues of the common people, society and politics and unflinchingly stood his ground." She said that Goenka had given direction to the media during the Emergency.

Viveck Goenka, Chairman of The Indian Express Group, said 2011 and 2012, for which the awards were being given, were pivotal years for the country which saw the birth of an anti-corruption movement, its steady evolution and often devolution into a political party. "We saw how the power of one leadership can be frittered away and how the power of another can be gained. More relevant to us is that we heard noise when we heard news, noise that even our remote controls could not control and too often we were looking for the wisdom to make out the difference. That is why today is so special because the men and women who we cheer today are those who helped us understand this difference, who covered stories with their ears to the ground and heard the news amid the noise," he said.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards recognise print and broadcast journalists, who do stories that create a far-reaching impact. Started in 2006 to honour the late Ramnath Goenka, freedom fighter and founder of The Indian Express Group, these awards acknowledge accuracy, courage, credibility and fairness in journalism, and honour the best and the brightest in Indian media every year.

Full list of winners:

 

Sr. No

Award Category

Name

Publication/ Channel

Story

Year

1

PRAKASH KARDALEY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR CIVIC JOURNALISM (PRINT)

Radheshyam Bapu Jadhav

The Times of India

For his stories from Pune on the garbage mess in the city and on the fast vanishing open spaces.

2011

2

PRAKASH KARDALEY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR CIVIC JOURNALISM (PRINT)

Kunal Rajnikant Purohit

Hindustan Times

For his series of stories related to the BMC land surveys in Mumbai.

2012

3

UNCOVERING INDIA INVISIBLE (PRINT)

Anil Padmanabhan & Cordelia Jenkins

Mint

For their 'Past Present Future' series that tracks India's changings professions-- from a spa for dogs to the day in the life of a wedding planner.

2011

4

UNCOVERING INDIA INVISIBLE (PRINT)

Neelesh Misra & Manish Mishra

Gaon Connection

For bringing stories of aspirations and change from rural India.

2012

5

UNCOVERING INDIA INVISIBLE (BROADCAST)

Umesh Aggarwal

Doordarshan

For his incisive report that put prominent journalists in the spotlight, bringing to light the practise of paid news

2011

6

UNCOVERING INDIA INVISIBLE (BROADCAST)

Alka Atmaram Dhupkar

IBN Lokmat

For her gripping report on the absence of regulations protecting the rights of surrogate mothers

2012

7

HINDI (PRINT)

Priyanka Dubey

Tehelka

For putting the spotlight on Bundelkhand where at least 15 girls were burnt alive in just one year.

2011

8

HINDI (PRINT)

Brijesh Singh

Tehelka

For his story capturing the plight of refugees in the Jammu region.

2012

9

HINDI (BROADCAST)

No Winner

-

-

2011

10

HINDI (BROADCAST)

Sharik Rahman Khan

NDTV India

For his hard hitting reports exploring the politics behind the Muzaffarnagar riots

2012

11

FILM & TELEVISION JOURNALISM (PRINT)

Dipti Nagpaul

The Indian Express

For bringing alive the world of almost-famous 'extras'-- the junior artistes, background models and foreigner 'actors'.

2011

12

FILM & TELEVISION JOURNALISM (PRINT)

Shweta Thakur Nanda

The Week

For exploring how a growing breed of bare-all celebs is reflecting changing attitudes among women in a changing India.

2012

13

FILM & TELEVISION JOURNALISM (BROADCAST)

No Winner

-

-

2011

14

FILM & TELEVISION JOURNALISM (BROADCAST)

Yaseer Usman

ABP News

Complete with archival footage and interviews, his show shared secrets of behind-the-scenes romance between film stars

2012

15

BOOKS (NON-FICTION) (PRINT)

Mark Tully For Non Stop India

Penguin Books

-

2011

16

BOOKS (NON-FICTION) (PRINT)

Mr. Adrian Levy and Ms.Cathy Scott-Clark For The Meadow

Penguin Books

-

2012

17

REGIONAL LANGUAGES (PRINT)

Reji R. Nair

Mathrubhumi

For her articles on organ donation that showed how there is no coordination in getting organs to those who need them.

2011

18

REGIONAL LANGUAGES (PRINT)

Soman T.

Mathrubhumi

For his six-part series that captures the new face of Kerala with its migrant workers and their stories of exploitation and hope.

2012

19

REGIONAL LANGUAGES (BROADCAST)

Siddu Biradar

TV 9

His ground report from the famine-struck district of Raichur that led the government to take corrective measures

2011

20

REGIONAL LANGUAGES (BROADCAST)

Prajakta R. Dhulap

IBN Lokmat

If the former news report celebrated the courage of young girls who said no to child marriage in Jalna district of Marathwada, the second exposed the reasons behind the skewed sex ratio in Beed

2012

21

SPORTS JOURNALISM (PRINT)

Anand Vasu

Sports Illustrated India

For his exclusive interview of Rahul Dravid and V V S Laxman where the two talk of their growth in the game and share the secrets of their two-decade old friendship.

2011

22

SPORTS JOURNALISM (PRINT)

Shantanu Guha Ray

India Today

For taking a hard look at what's ailing Indian cricket after its 0-4 loss to Australia in the 2012 Tests.

2012

23

SPORTS JOURNALISM (BROADCAST)

Vinayak Deepak Gaikwad

IBN Lokmat

For his comprehensive report on the growing popularity of football in traditionally kushti-centric Kolhapur

2011

24

SPORTS JOURNALISM (BROADCAST)

Vimal Mohan

NDTV India

His in-depth back story documented the poor infrastructure that thwart India’s Olympics dreams and the challenges faced by athletes

2012

25

REPORTING FROM J&K AND THE NORTHEAST (PRINT)

Lambok Thabah

U Nongsain Hima

For his series highlighting misappropriation of rice and sugar under the government’s PDS scheme in Meghalaya.

2011

26

REPORTING FROM J&K AND THE NORTHEAST (PRINT)

Bashaarat Masood

The Indian Express

For bringing the story of five grieving families who lost their kin in the Pathribal fake encounter.

2012

27

REPORTING FROM J&K AND THE NORTHEAST (BROADCAST)

Sreenivasan Jain

NDTV 24X7

For his investigations questioning the role of different players during the siege that plunged Manipur into 100-day economic blockade

2011

28

REPORTING FROM J&K AND THE NORTHEAST (BROADCAST)

Maya Mirchandani

NDTV 24X7

For her thorough analysis of the clashes in Assam's Kokrajhar and chronicling the Bodo movement for autonomy

2012

29

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING (PRINT)

R Samban

Deshabhimani

For his series on Vellayani Kayal, a freshwater lake in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram district, that is facing an imminent death because of encroachments and sand mining.

2011

30

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING (PRINT)

Vinod Kumar Menon

Mid-Day

For reporting from Thane district's parched interiors on its acute water scarcity.

2012

31

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING (BROADCAST)

Arti Dattatray Kulkarni

IBN Lokmat

For exposing the threat from the proposed power projects that will dot the peaceful coastline in Konkan

2011

32

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING (BROADCAST)

Ajay Suri & Asif Khan

National Geographic

Their film probed the man-animal conflict in Uttarakhand, how leopards and elephants in the hill station are increasingly feeling the heat of urbanisation

2012

33

BUSINESS & ECONOMIC JOURNALISM (PRINT)

Dinesh Unnikrishnan

Mint

For his story on the changing face of microfinance.

2011

34

BUSINESS & ECONOMIC JOURNALISM (PRINT)

Nidhi Verma

Reuters

For her series of stories on Iran's oil imports to India that were impacted because of US sanctions.

2012

35

BUSINESS & ECONOMIC JOURNALISM (BROADCAST)

Karma Paljor

CNN-IBN

For his comprehensive investigations into the corruption within Air India, that led to its financial collapse

2011

36

BUSINESS & ECONOMIC JOURNALISM (BROADCAST)

Manu C. Kumar

Manorama News

His incisive story unveiling malpractices while importing from China and pressed on the need for tax proficiency

2012

37

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT COVERING INDIA (PRINT)

Stephanie Nolen

The Globe and Mail

For her sensitive and dispassionate reporting on gender and caste issues in rural India

2011

38

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT COVERING INDIA (PRINT)

Victor John Mallet

Financial Times

For his report on Narendra Modi titled 'The man who would be PM'.

2012

39

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (PRINT)

Surbhi Khyati

The Indian Express

For her series exposing the corruption in the National Rural Health Mission in UP.

2011

40

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (PRINT)

Mehul Srivastava, Andrew Macaskill & Adi Narayan

Bloomberg News

For their story of how malnutrition affects India's children.

2012

41

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (BROADCAST)

Jajati Karan

CNN-IBN

For his compelling exposé of illegal mining in Orissa that shook the state government

2011

42

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (BROADCAST)

Geeta Datta

News X

She uncovered the world of illegal testing of experimental drugs on unknowing human subjects

2012

43

ON THE SPOT REPORTING (PRINT)

Manu Pubby

The Indian Express

For his stories from ground zero in Cairo capturing the protests at Tahrir Square, President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster and elections for a ‘new’ Egypt.

2011

44

ON THE SPOT REPORTING (PRINT)

Ashutosh Bhardwaj

The Indian Express

For his poignant stories and hard-hitting exposes from the Naxal heartland.

2012

45

ON THE SPOT REPORTING (BROADCAST)

Vishnu Som

NDTV 24X7

He was the only Indian journalist to enter the Sendai disaster zone and give ground zero report of the nuclear disaster

2011

46

ON THE SPOT REPORTING (BROADCAST)

Arijit Sen

CNN-IBN

His poignant reports from the heartland of flood-affected Assam revealed the plight of the homeless and exposed the corruption plaguing rescue operations

2012

47

COMMENTARY AND INTERPRETATIVE WRITING

Christophe Jaffrelot

The Caravan

For his incisive writings on some of the most discussed themes of the day, from how India needs to deal with contract-driven diplomacy of the West to the new breed of political sadhus.

2011

48

COMMENTARY AND INTERPRETATIVE WRITING

Niranjan Rajadhyaksha

Mint

For his incisive commentary on India's economy.

2012

49

REPORTING ON POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT (PRINT)

Vinod K Jose

The Caravan

For his gripping account of Karunanidhi's changing fortunes and for tracking Manmohan Singh's waning influence.

2011

50

REPORTING ON POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT (PRINT)

Muzamil Jaleel

The Indian Express

For his story on how in the branding of people as SIMI activists, innocuous objects take the form of “incriminating material”.

2012

51

REPORTING ON POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT (BROADCAST)

Smitha Nair

CNN-IBN

For her vivid profile of the average Kerala Muslim and views of mainstream political players and radical elements in Kerala

2011

52

REPORTING ON POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT (BROADCAST)

Marya Shakil

CNN-IBN

Her extensive tour across Uttar Pradesh disclosed the mindset of Muslims yearning to be part of the mainstream

2012

53

THE SANJIV SINHA MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN REPORTING (PRINT)

Appu Esthose Suresh

-

-

-

54

THE PRIYA CHANDRASHEKHAR MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDITING (PRINT)

Ipsita Chakravarty: Opinion team

-

-

-

56

JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR 2012

Sreenivasan Jain

NDTV 24X7

-

-

 

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