Winners of 12th Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award announced

Ravish Kumar of NDTV India, bagged the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award in Hindi broadcast category, while Congress MP Shashi Tharoor won the award for his book An Era of Darkness: The Age of British Empire in India. Others in the list of winners of the prestigious awards are Rahul Kotiyal of and in the Hindi print category, Reshma Sanjeev Shivadekar of Loksatta, won the award in the Regional Language category. Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu handed over the awards to 27 winners – in 25 categories, including print and broadcast.

The winners were chosen by an eminent jury out of more than 800 entries. The Express Group instituted the awards in journalism in 2006 as part of the centenary year celebrations of its founder, Ramnath Goenka. Over the years, the awards have become the gold standard of journalism honours in India, the ultimate recognition that every outstanding journalist working in the country searches for today.

The complete list of the winners in the ‘Print’ category include: Reporting from J&K Northeast: Abhishek Saha, Hindustan Times; Hindi: Rahul Kotiyal,; Regional Languages: Reshma Sanjeev Shivadekar, Loksatta; Environmental Reporting: Jimmy Philip, Deepika Daily; Uncovering India Invisible: S.V Rajesh, Malayala Manorama; Business & Economic Journalism: Utkarsh Anand, The Indian Express; Political Reporting: Muzamil Jaleel, The Indian Express; Sports Journalism: Qaiser Mohammad Ali, Outlook; On The Spot Reporting: Shubhajit Roy, The Indian Express; Investigative Reporting: Ritu Sarin, P V Iyer & Jay Mazoomdar, The Indian Express; Feature Writing: Sangita Barooah Pisharoty, The Wire; Foreign Correspondent Covering India: Ellen Barry, The New York Times; Commentary and Interpretative Writing: Tamal Bandyopadhyay, Mint; Civic Journalism: Chaitanya Marpakwar, Mumbai Mirror; and Photo Journalism: Waseem Andrabi, Hindustan Times.

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