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Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards

Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards are one the most prestigious awards in India in the field of journalism. Named after Ramnath Goenka, the awards have been held annually since 2006, with the 12th edition being held in 2017. The awards are given for both print journalism as well as broadcast journalism, with a total of 25 different prizes being awarded in 2017 for excellence in journalism during 2016.[2][3]

Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards
Awarded forTo recognise courage and commitment and showcase the outstanding contributions of journalists from across the country [1]
CountryIndia
Presented byIndian Express Group
First awarded2006; 12 years ago (2006)
Websitehttp://expressindia.indianexpress.com/ramnath-goenka-foundation/

Past winners include not only some of the biggest names in Indian journalism and writing, but also newcomers. Past winners have included Kuldip Nayar (Lifetime award), Siddharth Varadarajan (The Hindu), Arnab Goswami (Times Now), Shashi Tharoor, Dionne Bunsha, Muzamil Jaleel (The Indian Express), Kishalay Bhattacharjee, Ravish Kumar, Nidhi Razdan (NDTV), Neelesh Mishra (Hindustan Times), Christophe Jaffrelot (The Caravan) and Mark Tully among others.[4][5][6][7] Foreign journalists to have won the 'Best Foreign Correspondent covering India' include Amelia Gentleman (The New York Times International Edition) and Stephanie Nolen (The Globe and Mail).[8][9][10]

The chief guest during the second award ceremony in 2007 was the former President of India, A.P.J Abdul Kalam.[11] Over the years chief guests at the event have included Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, former Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan, Vice- President of India Venkaiah Naidu, Finance Minister of India Arun Jaitley, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, former vice president Hamid Ansari, former president Pratibha Patil and former chief justice of India P Sathasivam.[12][5] The Ramnath Goenka Memorial Debate, started in 2007, is also held during the event.[11]

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Award categoriesEdit

Over the years, the awards categories have changed. Awards can remain ungiven if there is no suitable winner, such as for the Ramnath Goenka Memorial Award For Lifetime Achievement In Journalism'. The awards also have a cash prize, which over the years has also changed. Current award categories during the 12th edition included:[13]

PrintEdit

  • Reporting From J&K And The Northeast
  • Hindi
  • Regional Languages
  • Environmental Reporting
  • Uncovering India Invisible
  • Business & Economic Journalism
  • Political Reporting
  • Sports Journalism
  • On The Spot Reporting
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Feature Writing
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Commentary And Interpretative Writing
  • Civic Journalism
  • Photo Journalism

BroadcastEdit

  • Reporting From J&K And The Northeast
  • Hindi
  • Regional Languages
  • Environmental Reporting
  • Uncovering India Invisible
  • Business & Economic Journalism
  • Political Reporting
  • Sports Journalism
  • On The Spot Reporting
  • Investigative Reporting

Past award categoriesEdit

Past awards have included categories such as 'Excellence in HIV/AID Reporting Award', a joint initiative of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Indian Express Group.[14] Other past awards include 'Priya Chandrashekhar Memorial Award For Excellence In Editing' and the 'Prakash Kardaley Memorial Award For Civic Journalism'.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://thewire.in/culture/wires-sangeeta-barooah-pisharoty-wins-ramnath-goenka-award-feature-writing
  2. ^ "Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards: Full list of winners". The Indian Express. 2017-12-20. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  3. ^ "Ravish Kumar, Shashi Tharoor and 25 others win Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award". Indian Advertising Media & Marketing News – exchange4media. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  4. ^ "Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism". Jagranjosh.com. 2010-10-09. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  5. ^ a b "Goenka awards for 29 journalists". The Hindu. 2009-04-15. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  6. ^ Staff, Scroll. "Rahul Kotiyal of Satyagrah, Scroll.in's Hindi website, wins Ramnath Goenka Journalism Award". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  7. ^ "Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards: List of winners". The Financial Express. 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  8. ^ "Amelia Gentleman | The Orwell Prize". The Orwell Prize. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  9. ^ "Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2017: Winner's List". Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  10. ^ a b "59 journalists awarded Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism". Indian Advertising Media & Marketing News – exchange4media. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  11. ^ a b "Media should become partner in nation-building: Kalam". The Hindu. 2007-07-17. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  12. ^ "Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards: Check list of winners and what Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said". The Financial Express. 2017-12-21. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  13. ^ "Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu presents 12th edition of Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards". www.firstpost.com. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  14. ^ "Ramnath Goenka Awards Excellence in HIV/AIDS Reporting - Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs". ccp.jhu.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-03.

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