Editor’s note: ‘Mint’ wins Ramnath Goenka awards for excellence in journalism
Mint won two Ramnath Goenka awards for excellence in journalism for 2011, and one for 2012. The awards, the highest journalistic honours within the country, once again stand testimony to the quality of work coming out of the Mint newsroom. There is more to good journalism than awards and while we are conscious of that and continue to strive to do better by our readers across platforms, it still feels good to be recognized.
For 2011, Anil Padmanabhan and Cordelia Jenkins (the latter is now with Newsweek in London) won an award for their series on how the profile of jobs in India is changing. They profiled 10 vocations that are out of vogue and 10 that are in. You can read that series here.
The same year, Dinesh Unnikrishnan (now with Firstbiz) won the award in the business and economic journalism category for a series of stories on microfinance—then in the grips of a crisis. You can read one of those stories here.
For 2012, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha won the award in the commentary category for his column Café Economics. To read his columns, click here.