We are delighted to note that a team of reporters from ‘The Wall Street Journal’ has won an Overseas Press Club (OPC) award for six stories on India. The award, presented in New York on Thursday, is one of 21 OPC awards and is for “Best newspaper or wire service interpretation of international affairs”. The awards capture the larger (and broader) impact of growth on the country.
Mint, which has an exclusive content partnership with ‘The Wall Street Journal’, had carried all six stories:
• “Hi-tech revolution opens door for Dalits”, by Paul Beckett, 25 June 2007
• “India’s surging economy lifts hope and ambitions”, by Paul Beckett, Krishna Pokharel and Eric Bellman, 29 November 2007
• “In India, ‘untouchables’ convert to Christianity and face extra bias”, by Yaroslav Trofimov, 20 September 2007
• “Brutal attack in India shows how caste system lives on”, by Yaroslav Trofimov, 28 December 2007
• “Behind the Posco controversy, a missing economic piece for India”, by Peter Wonacott, 22 May 2007
• ‘Lawless legislators thwart social progress’, by Peter Wonacott, 5 May 2007
The same day, Hugo Dixon, editor in chief and chairman of Breakingviews, was awarded the “Decade of excellence award” at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards in London. Four other Breakingviews writers— Edward Chancellor, Simon Nixon, Lauren Silva and Richard Beales—were also honoured. Since its inception, Mint has been carrying a Breakingviews column every day.