Mint took home some of the top honours at the 12th Society of Publishers in Asia Awards for Editorial Excellence, which were announced in Hong Kong on Tuesday night.
Staff Writer Maitreyee Handique’s ground-breaking series on Industrial Safety won the award for excellence in business reporting.
The citation described it as a “very powerful series on dark side of India’s growing economy, combining lots of conflicting statistics (highlighting the problem of unreliable statistics) yet driving home specific impacts on individual lives. It tackled a topic that few wanted to discuss but one that affects hundreds of thousands of workers in India. It’s a story that needed to be told and had the broadest impact of any of the entries.”
Managing Editor Niranjan Rajadhyaksha won the award for excellence in opinion writing for his Café Economics column.
The citation said the column was “erudite and readable. Asked smart questions and engaged the audience in a discussion of interesting, pertinent subjects with a clear writing style and thoughtful opinions.”
Congratulations to both the winners.