Friday, April 14, 2006

Goenka Journalism Awards

Express gave Journalist of the Year Award to its own journalist Varghese K George but I think it's a fair selection. This man really writes well and whatever he covers and writes becomes immensely readable.
Praveen Swamy is also a good selection. This Frontline journalist has written many excellent pieces. Mir Ehsan, ok. Barkha Dutt, no comments, Sutapa who? I am sorry I don't follow business journalism. Dhoot, Swati Thyagarajan also got awards. But too much of electronic media here.
Yes electronic media has done good stories but the fact that generally print journalists find the hard facts that give the hint to electronic media can't be ignored.
Also, it is generally regional papers with less circulation who break stories and when they are followed by the Express or HT correspondent a couple of days later, they credited for breaking the stories. It is also a sad part because these regional journos don't get their due.
Punya Prasun Bajpai, (does he spell Vajpayee or Vajpayi?), got award for his story from Nagpur. Though his habit to rub his hands irritates me and I leave no time in switching to the other channel whenever he comes and starts giving Gyan to all of us.

2 comments:

speare said...

you are right

Naaradaa said...

I agree with you when you said most of the national English dailies follow the stories appeared in regional dailies and claim for Breaking stories or Exclisives. The language dailies also should have given prominence in giving away awards
- V.Bhat

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