The eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, which will honour the finest in Indian journalism in print and TV across languages, was held in the national capital on Monday.
Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting Arun Jaitley, the chief guest, gave away the awards to journalists selected by an eminent jury. Following the award presentation, there was a conversation with Aamir Khan, one of India’s most influential actors.
The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, instituted by the Ramnath Goenka Foundation to celebrate the legacy of the iconic founder of The Indian Express Group, recognise and honour excellence in journalism and showcase outstanding contributions and individuals every year.
Categories cover the print and broadcast media spectrum, investigative, political and sports journalism, to books, feature writing and regional language. The individual awards also include a prize money of Rs 1 lakh.
At this year’s function, the winners of 2013 and 2014 will be honoured. There are 29 winners from 2013, while 2014 has 27.
The winners have been chosen by a five-member jury comprising former Supreme Court Judge B N Srikrishna , HDFC Ltd Chairman Deepak Parekh, Sashi Kumar, Founder, Asianet TV Channel and Chairman of Asian College of Journalism, Former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi and journalist Pamela Philipose.
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