The awards will cover the entire gamut of Indian media, Print & Broadcast, in English & Indian languages
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | January 12, 2012
Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2012 will be held at Taj Palace, New Delhi on January 16, 2012. The award ceremony will celebrate the values that stand for good journalism: excellence & enterprise, courage & fairness. The awards will cover the entire gamut of Indian media, Print & Broadcast, in English & Indian languages.
The Ramnath Goenka foundation was set up in 1992 in the memory of late Shri Ramnath Goenka, founder of The Indian Express, freedom fighter and doyen of Indian journalism, to encourage and propagate high-quality, objective journalism. Apart from working towards raising the issues of national interest, the foundation also organizes training programmes & scholarships for young journalists and holds a national award for journalism every year.
As part of centenary year celebrations of its founder, Ramnath Goenka, often referred to as¬†the ‚ÄúOscars of Journalism‚ÄĚ, the Express Group instituted the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards. The Awards aim to celebrate excellence in journalism, recognize courage and commitment and showcase outstanding contributions and individuals every year. The most prestigious annual event in the Indian media calendar pays tribute to journalists from Print & Broadcast, who maintain the highest standards of their profession despite being in the face of political and economic pressures, who still manage to produce work that generates and sustains public trust in the media and impact the lives of people.
The jury will pick a reporter, who had to face enormous challenges and risks in pursuit of a story under following categories:
1.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†RAMNATH GOENKA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
2.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†REPORTING FROM J&K AND THE NORTHEAST
6.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†UNCOVERING INDIA INVISIBLE
7.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT COVERING INDIA
8.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC JOURNALISM
9.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†REPORTING ON POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT
11.¬†¬†FILM AND TELEVISION JOURNALISM
12.¬†¬†BOOKS NON ‚Äď FICTION
13.¬†¬†EXCELLENCE IN REPORTING ON HIV/AIDS (English & Marathi)
17.¬†¬†COMMENTARY & INTERPRETATIVE WRITING
The eminent jury members are: Dr Bakul Dholakia, Advisor, Adani Group & former Director, IIM Ahmedabad; ¬†Deepak Parekh, Chairman HDFC; ¬†Fali S Nariman, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India & Former Additional Solicitor General of India; ¬†Keshub Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.¬†Dr M S Swaminathan, Chairman, National Commission on Farmers; ¬†Naresh Chandra, Former Ambassador of India to the United States; N R Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus, Infosys technologies Ltd.; Rama Bijapurkar, Marketing Consultant and author; Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson & Editorial Director, HT Group; ¬†Shyam Benegal, Film Director.