Malayala Manorama and Dainik Jagran won big at the Asian Media Awards of WAN IFRA held on April 19 at Kuala Lumpur. While Malayala Manorama won five awards in four categories, Dainik Jagran bagged three awards in two categories.
Malayala Manorama won two awards in the Best News Photography for the news stories -- âBull by the hornsâ and âNepalâs illegal kidney selling villageâ. The publication also won an award for its magazine The Weekâs cover design for the issue Modiâs out-dated army, under the category Best Magazine Cover Design.
The fourth award for the publication came in the Best Sport Photography category, for the story âMud soak wonderâ, and the fifth award was for the campaign âArdrakeralamâ (Compassionate Kerala) under the Best Community Service category.
Dainik Jagran shone at the marketing awards. The publication grabbed two metals in the category Best Newspaper Marketing for the campaigns âA newspaper on a mission to restore a city's prideâ and âCrowdsourcing imagination to create the newspaper for the future by the futureâ. The publication also grabbed a metal in the Best Community Service category for the campaign âNo more going to the jungleâ.
India Today Group too grabbed a metal for the Best Magazine Cover Design for its cover story titled âPakistanâs new nuke threatâ. Also, Kasturi and Sons, the owning company of The Hindu, won a metal for the photograph âGeremew & Jepchirchir are Championâ under the Best Sport Photography category.
Dainik Jagran recently won nine metals at the Abbyâs awards held earlier this year. On the WAN IFRA win, Basant Rathore, Senior Vice-President, Strategy, Brand and Business Development, Jagran Prakashan said, âItâs encouraging to see our team creating such innovative ideas consistently. Each of these ideas comes from the core essence of our brand. These awards are an apt recognition for the hard work put in by our teams across all markets. I do hope these wins spur us on to further raise benchmarks of excellence.â