Zee Media and dna journalists honoured at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards
Zee Media and dna journalists were honoured at The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards which were held on Monday, November 23, 2015 at ITC Maurya, New Delhi. Zee Media received awards in the categories of Hindi Journalism bagged by Sudhir Chaudhary for his 2013 interview of the Nirbhaya Case: Sabse Badi Gawahi and in the Investigative Reporting Category which had the following award winners - DNA journalist Raman Kirpal and former DNA journalist Hakeem Irfan Rashid for the Ranjit Sinha CBI Case of 2014 and ZEE MPCG journalist Sharad Vyas for VYAPAM: Truth of the Scam in 2014.
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 prize money of Rs 1 lakh.
At this year's function, there were 56 journalists who went that extra mile for their stories, selected by a five-member jury comprising former Supreme Court Judge BN Srikrishna, HDFC Ltd Chairman Deepak Parekh, Sashi Kumar, Founder, Asianet TV Channel and Chairman of Asian College of Journalism, former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi and journalist Pamela Philipose. Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting Arun Jaitley was the chief guest, who gave away the awards to the journalists selected by the eminent jury.