The two top prizes in Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards for 2006-07 went to Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN-IBN, who won the Journalist of the Year Award in broadcast, and Ritu Sarin of The Indian Express, who won the Journalist of the Year in print for her investigative reporting.
The second annual awards were announced Monday by the Ramnath Goenka Foundation and are named after the founder of The Indian Express Group. Most of the English language awards carry a prize of Rs100,000 each, while the top two awards are Rs250,000 each.
Rohit Khanna of CNN-IBN won for Best Political Reporting in broadcast while Manini Chatterjee, till recently of The Indian Express, won for Best Political Reporting in print.
In the Sports Journalism category, Gautam Bhimani of ESPN Star Sports won for broadcast and Shivani Naik of The Indian Express won for print.
In the Environment Reporting category, Bahar Dutt of CNN-IBN won the broadcast award and Dionne Bunsha of Frontline magazine won for print. Uncovering India Invisible Award was won by Niranjan Bose of CNN-IBN for broadcast, while Vivek Madao Despande of The Indian Express, won it in print. In the Business and Economic Journalism category, Hiral Sachde and Khushboo Narayan of CNBC won for broadcast. The Foreign Correspondent Covering India Award in print was won by Amelia Gentleman of The International Herald Tribune. The Journalism Award for Books in Non-Fiction was won by Frontline’s Bunsha, her second win this year. The Film and Television Journalism Award was won by Mayank Shekhar of Mumbai Mirror. Deshmukh Shekhar Vasant of Lok Satta, which is a part of the Indian Express Group, and Sadhna Mohan of Resource Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS, won for reporting on HIV/AIDS, a new awards category in association with United States Agency for International Development and Johns Hopkins University.