Ramnath Goenka Awards: Finest in journalism to be awarded today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give away these awards across 28 categories for exceptional work in print, broadcast and online journalism in English, Hindi and regional languages.

By: Express New Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2016 7:01 am
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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.

At a function in New Delhi on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give away these awards across 28 categories for exceptional work in print, broadcast and online journalism in English, Hindi and regional languages.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism 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. It recognises excellence in journalism and showcases outstanding contributions by individuals each year. In both the size of the award and its scope, these are the largest news media awards in the country. With this year, over 300 journalists from over 50 news organisations — domestic and international — have received these awards.

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.

The 37 winners this year, said the five-member jury, showcase excellence in journalism, ask questions and go below the surface for answers. They highlight the complexities and conflicts of a country as diverse as India, the jury said. Their reportage and commentary have been a platform for both the voices in the headlines and those on its fringes.

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First Published on: November 2, 2016 4:23 am
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    Jayk
    Nov 2, 2016 at 7:25 am
    Also, please award Worst Journalism award to yourselves for supporting anti-national forces, terrorists, and corrupt elements.
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      Dayanand
      Nov 4, 2016 at 5:56 am
      mr.JAYK..... WELL SAID. THESE ANTI NATIONAL SHOULD BE TAUGHT A LESSON. WISH THEY WERE IN OR TURKY OR SAUDI. WISH NO MULLA IN INDIA THEN INDIAN HINDU WOULD HAVE BEEN NO.1 IN WORLD. YES MR. ARNAB GOSWAMI SHOULD BE GIVEN THIS AWARD. NOW SUDDENDLY THEY ARE SEEING NATIONILIST PARTY, NOT GOING WELL IN MOUTH. ,,, JNU KA ADDA - ALLA KA DUWA- SOB KO MARAGA ---AAKADA.-- EVEN TO ABDULLA
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        AARAAM
        Nov 2, 2016 at 3:37 am
        What about us, commentators? Without us, you will not know your own values. Why not reward us- if not award? ( Thanks , Venkaiah Ji) In fact, at times our words form inputs for articles. Can you deny? ''Wish your FUNCTION all success!"
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          harun
          Nov 2, 2016 at 9:59 am
          Best Journo Arnablt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Best TV Anchor Arnablt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Face of Indian Media Arnablt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The most watched TV Show News Hour.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The Judge/Jury and Nationalist in Media Arnablt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The best Editor in Chief Arnab.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Lets all join in celebrating a true champion
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            Abdul Shukoor
            Nov 2, 2016 at 6:30 am
            Great news... But unfortunately The Indian Express has picked a wrong person to give away the awards. Instead of Narendra Modi whose government is keen on muzzling sane voices emerging from honest journalists, you should have invited any world renowned free speech champions or academics. We have seen how Modi and his lieutenants had undermined truth during the Gujarat carnage that was presided over by none other than Modi.
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