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Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism 2021, 2022 Announced

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The 17th edition of the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards was conferred to journalists in 13 categories in a ceremony held in New Delhi on 19 March 2024. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari was the chief guest of the award ceremony.

The 4 member jury which selected the winners in various categories included former Chief Election Commissioner  SY Quraishi, former Supreme Court Judge Justice B N Srikrishna, K G Suresh and Dr C. Raj Kumar.

Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards

The Indian Express Newspaper instituted the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in memory of the newspaper founder Ramnath Goenka. The annual award was first given in 2005.

The Awards celebrate excellence in journalism, recognise courage and commitment and showcase outstanding contributions and individuals every year. 

The prestigious annual award in the Indian media pays tribute to journalists from print/digital and broadcast media who maintain the highest standards of their profession. 

Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award Winner 2021&2022

Following is the list of the winners in the various categories. 


Award Category 

Winner of 2021 

Winner of 2022


Print (Hindi) 

Kiriti Dubey,

 BBC News Hindi

Anand Choudhary,

 India Today Magazine 


Print (Regional) 

Shabitha MK,

Mathrubhumi Daily

Anand Madhusoodan Sowdi, Kannada Prabha Daily


Environment, Scientific and Technology Reporting

Jayshree Nandi

Hindustan Times

Basant Tiwary and Ayush Kumar



Uncovering Invisible India 

Monica Jha

Freelancer for FiftyTwo.In

Rupa Chakraborty

The Indian Express


Business and Economic Journalism

Aditya Kalra and Steve Stecklow 

Reuters News Agency

Twesh Mishra

The Economic Times


Reporting on Politics and Government 

Ritika Chopra

The indian Express

Prawal Bhatt

The News Minute 


Sports Journalism

Mahender Singh Manral  and Mihir Vasavada

The Indian Express

Andrew Amsan

The Indian Express


Investigative Journalism

Devesh Kumar and Arun Godana 

Lok Satta

Zoya Hassan 

TRT World


Feature Writing 

Vandana Menon

The Print

Raj Chengappa 

India Today magazine


Foreign Correspondent Covering India

Joannna Slater and Niha Masih

The Washington Post 



Prakash Kardaley Memorial Award for Civic Journalism

Vinod Kumar Meno

Mid- Day

Azeefa  Fathima,Balakrishnan Ganeshan  and Prjwal Bhatt

The News Minute



Gurinder Osan

Press Trust of India

Abhinav Saha 

The Indian Express


Books (Non-Fiction)

The Long Game

Vijay Gokhale 

The Life and Times of George Fernades 

Rahul Ramagundam


Broadcast (Hindi)

Jugal Purohit 

BBC Hindi News

Hriyadesh Joshi 



Broadcast (Regional Language)

Sofia Bind 

Media One TV

Tejas Vaidya 

BBC  News Gujarati


Broadcast (Environment, Scientific and Technology Reporting)

Princess Giri Rashir 

East Mojo

Down to Earth Web Multimedia Team

Down to Earth Web Portal


Broadcast (Uncovering India Invisible)

Vishnukant Tiwar

The Quint

Vikas Trivedi

BBC Hindi News


Broadcast(Reporting on Politics and Government)

Brut India

Abhishek Bhatia



Broadcast (Investigative Reporting)

Meghnad Bose

The Quint

Saurabh Shukla 



Answer: The Indian Express Newspaper

Answer: Vijay Goakhle. It was awarded the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for Book (Non-fiction) 2021.

Answer: Rahul Ramagundam. The book is a biography of former socialist leader and politician George Fernandes.

Answer: New Delhi

Answer: Union Minister for Roads and Highways, Nitin Gadkari.
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