The true reflection of our undying commitment to quality is the large number of awards and accolades we have received from industry and customers alike. We not only stole the show at recent Asia Media Awards 2010, but also qualified for the coveted membership of IFRA INCQC awarded jointly by NAA (Newspaper association Of America) and IFRA (Europe).
The Prem Bhatia Awards for Politics and Environment
The Prem Bhatia Awards for Politics and Environment, given in the memory of the prolific journalist known for his political reportage, were presented on August 11th, 2012 at the IIC. The Prem Bhatia Award for excellence in environmental reporting went to Shalini Singh of Hindustan Times, New Delhi.
Singh won it for her coverage of environmental issues that included an in-depth report on mining in Goa and protests over the Posco Steel plant in Odisha - researched as a fellow of Centre for Science and Environment.
“Shalini Singh has reported on [environmental issues] with a clear eye and an easy-to-read style devoid of the jargon and cliches that so often crowd environmental and development journalism read a part of the citation.
Mint bags a silver at WAN-IFRA Asia Media Awards – 2010
Mint bagged a silver for overall design at the recent WAN-IFRA Asia Media Awards. The award-winning entry was for Mint's Budget issue in 2010. The stark black and white photographs used across the issue, along with our house colours of orange and black, served to highlight a budget that was dependent on several imponderables (the headline for the cover story was the apt of “Up in the Air”).
While Mint's brand of journalism isn't about awards, being recognized at a regional and global level reaffirms our belief that we are doing something right. It also reinforces our commitment to international benchmarks.
K C Kulish International Award 2008
Hindustan Times won the second Karpoor Chandra `Kulish’ International Award 2008 for Excellence in Print Journalism for its story “Welcome to the Headquarters of Lashkar-eTayyeba”, reported by Tehelka editor (Investigations) Harinder Baweja, carried exclusively by HT.
HT also won a merit award for its series on “India’s Porous Borders”. Reporters Manish Tiwari, Arun Joshi, Sunita Aron and Rahul Karmakar travelled along the Indo-Nepal border, Indo-Bangladesh border and Indo-Pak border exposed not just the vulnerability of the border but also the failure to check drug-pushers, counterfeiters and terrorists.
The third merit award was won by Rahul Karmakar, on his story of a police officer who died fighting ethnic militants in Meghalaya.
The 3 entries were selected from 173; 48 from India and 11 from foreign newspapers from US, France, Pakistan etc.
Sanskriti Award for Journalism
Chitrangada Choudhary, Principal Correspondent – HT Mumbai received the “Sanskriti Award for Journalism”.
This award is intended for journalists who make significant contributions towards any branch of journalism. Chitrangada qualified for this award because of her investigative reportage revealing the bleeding of the state’s rural employment guarantee scheme, corruption in Mumbai’s slum rehousing projects, the abuse of children in welfare institutions and the official neglect of historic cave monuments that resulted in public interest litigations, legislative questions and police probes.
Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2007-08
Two editorial projects by Hindustan Times won the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2007-08.
National Special Projects Editor Neelesh Misra and Associate Editor Nagendar Sharma won the award for reporting 'India Invisible', a nine-part national series on insurgency called “India Besieged”. From Kashmir to Chattisgarh to Jharkhand to Manipur, Neelesh and Nagendar separately travelled to 7 states affected by insurgency, trying to drive home one larger theme: insurgency has become an excuse for misgovernance in India.
Principal Correspondent Sayli Udas Mankikar won the Prakash Kardaley Memorial Award for Civic Journalism for her two-month series on dwindling number of open spaces in Mumbai. Sayli's series focused on how 49 of Mumbai's open spaces were being lost to private builders, and 20 of the city's gymkhanas were denying public access.
K C Kulish International Award
Hindustan Times won K C Kulish International Award for journalistic efforts towards “Human Development”, instituted by Rajasthan Patrika. This came for a series done on changes in the Muslim community “The New Muslim: From masjid to market, a journey”. Neelesh Misra, Sunita Aron, Samar Halarnkar and Rajeev Mukherjee reported the series
The same jury also recognized two other series of stories by the Hindustan Times for special mention:
“India Besieged” by Neelesh Misra & Nagendar Sharma
“War Torn” by Kuldeep Maan & his team in Chandigarh.
Asia Media Awards 2008
The Asia Media Awards recognizes and rewards excellence among individuals and organizations in the Asian Region.
And this was the first big one for the Hindustan Times — Himanshu Vyas won Gold in the general news category; Satish Bate got silver in sports and Ritesh Uttamchandani received Judges special recognition award for Best Newspaper Photography and Rajnish Kakade got the same in the spot news category.
The Statesman award for rural reporting – 2007
Pankaj Jaiswal won The Statesman award for rural reporting in 2007 for being the first to report the Bundelkhand drought and its impact on people of that region.