New Delhi: 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.
The eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, which honoured the finest in Indian journalism in print and TV across languages, was held in Delhi on Monday, November 23, 2015 at ITC Maurya, New Delhi.
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 the chief guest, who gave away the awards to the journalists selected by the eminent jury.
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. The latter category had 2 award winners - DNA journalist Raman Kirpal for his Ranjit Sinha CBI Case of 2014 and ZEE MPCG journalist Sharad Vyas for VYAPAM: Truth of the Scam in 2014.
Zee Media is a voice for the People who have a mind of their own. People have awakened to their rights and are beginning to take a stand. When a thought awakens, it awakens a nation. Acting as an enlightened member of the fourth estate, Zee Media strives to set an enabling agenda to empower people for a better and a more informed life and the positive difference it can make. With 10 channels spanning regions and languages, Zee Media bring its viewers Credible and Relevant News that matter the most.
The core of Zee News' content and coverage continues to remain sensible news, devoid of trivialization and sensationalism. Our guiding philosophy stays 'You think, therefore you are; you think, therefore we are'. As a man thinketh, so he is. A man is what he thinks. Let the power of truth enlighten us all and let Journalism in Zee Media always be honoured by all.