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Award Categories

Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism celebrates the values that stand for good journalism: excellence & enterprise, courage & fairness. The awards will cover the entire gamut of Indian media, Print & Broadcast, in English & Indian languages.

Ramnath Goenka Memorial Foundation will accept nominations for Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2011 & 2012  in the following categories covering Print & Broadcast media (television) in the categories, as listed below:

RAMNATH GOENKA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

The jury will pick the most outstanding media personality of the year, in both categories, from nominations by editors/heads of media houses or from among the winners of other categories of awards.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   2,50,000/-

JOURNALISM OF COURAGE

The jury will pick a reporter, who had to face enormous challenges and risks in pursuit of a story. The nomination should be accompanied by a note by the editor detailing the risks faced by the reporter. One award from both Print & Broadcast - The prize money for this category is
2,50,000/-

REPORTING FROM J&K AND THE NORTHEAST

This award will recognize outstanding journalistic efforts from two of the most challenging regions in India for any reporter: J&K and the Northeast.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

HINDI

This award will go to a journalist each in Print & Broadcast media whose coverage of an event or issue stood out for excellence, independence, depth, quality and impact in the national language.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/- 

REGIONAL LANGUAGES

This award will go to a journalist each in Print & Broadcast media whose coverage of an event or issue stood out for excellence, quality, independence, depth and impact in the regional languages.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING

This award will be given to an author of an article or series in a newspaper, magazine or television that makes an exceptional contribution to public awareness & understanding of environmental issues. The report/series of reports must be a substantive work that covers a story completely & raises public consciousness & awareness about environment.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

UNCOVERING INDIA INVISIBLE

The award will honour substantive Print or television reporting that covers rural issues intelligently. It may be awarded for explanatory or expository journalism & will be judged on general excellence, quality of writing, forcefulness & importance to the public interest.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC JOURNALISM

The award will go to a journalist who shows the highest standards of independence, rigour, depth & analysis while covering any aspect of business or economy.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

REPORTING ON POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

This award will go to a journalist each in Print & Broadcast media whose coverage helps develop a unique understanding of politics & the political process.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

SPORTS JOURNALISM

This award will go to a journalist each in Print & Broadcast media whose coverage explores new avenues & finds a new direction in reporting sports.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

FILM AND TELEVISION JOURNALISM

This award will go to a journalist each in Print & Broadcast media whose coverage sets new standards in reporting the world of entertainment.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

ON-THE-SPOT REPORTING

This award will go to a journalist each from Print & Broadcast whose coverage of a news-break (of a nationally significant event) stands out for speed, maturity, sensitivity, depth, details and investigative skills.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

This award will go to a journalist from Print & Broadcast category whose report investigates an issue of public interest to reveal an aspect/element which has not yet been covered/explored in the media. The report/reports should be substantive work that is original, forceful and has made an impact.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT COVERING INDIA

This award will go to foreign correspondents in Print media for coverage that most accurately & sensitively portrays India to a foreign audience.

The prize money is   1,00,000/-

COMMENTARY & INTERPRETATIVE WRITING

This award will go to a Print journalist/commentator whose work stands out for clarity, depth, analysis, style and forcefulness of idea/opinion expressed.

The prize money is   1,00,000/-

BOOKS (NON–FICTION)

This award will go to a writer/writers whose published work, through in-depth research &  investigation, covers an issue/idea on a scale which newspapers or television channels with their limited space & time cannot aspire to tackle. This award will be for Books published in English language.

The prize money is   1,00,000/-

PRAKASH KARDALEY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR CIVIC JOURNALISM

This award, instituted in memory of The Indian Express's former Resident Editor in Pune, Prakash Kardaley, will honour a print journalist whose sustained effort highlights a civic issue and forces the authorities to find a solution to it.  The award aims to recognize proactive local reporting that makes a difference to the lives of the citizens.

The prize money is   1,00,000/-

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