Tuesday evening saw the finest in Indian journalism being honoured for their commitment, courage and enterprise at the sixth Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards.
Twenty-nine print and broadcast journalists in 17 categories, selected by a 10-member jury, received the awards that were handed over by Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam at a function held in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Hindustan Times’ Delhi Metro team won the Prakash Kardaley Memorial Award for Civic Journalism instituted by the Ramnath Goenka Memorial Foundation. The team got the award for its coverage of the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
Shalini Singh, principal correspondent with the features team of Hindustan Times, won the Ramnath Goenka award in the environment reporting category for her in-depth report on mining and the presence of tigers in Goa in 2010.
Shalini Singh’s stories which fetched her the prestigious award are as follows :