Other awards: Best Journalist: K. Ubaidulla (Malayala Manorama), Best Reporter: Rekha Chandra (Mathrubhumi), Photographer: Rajan Pothuval (Mathrubhumi), News Reader: Veena George (Indiavision), Investigative News: Sarath Chandran (Kairali TV), Oneline Media: Santhosh George (Malayala Manorama), and Young Journalist: Jisha Elizabeth (Madhyamam).
The jury comprised K.M. Roy, Dr. Sebastian Paul, Leela Menon and Dr. M.V. Pillai. The awards will be presented by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at a function at Bolgatty Palace in Kochi at 6.30 pm on January 6.
The IPCNA award (Rs 50000) for overall contribution will be given to T.N.Gopakumar, News Editor of Asianet channel. K.Obeidulla, Director, Malayala Manorama Editorial Training and Research has won the award for best journalistic activities (Rs 25000), informed Mathew Verghese, IPCNA President and Sunil Thaimattam, IPCNA Treasurer.
Other IPCNA recognitions which carried a cash prize of Rs 25000 each have gone to: Online media - Santhosh George Jacob (Manorama Online), reporting - Rekha Chandra (Mathrubhoomi), feature - P.P.James (Kerala Kaumudi), photographer - Rajan Pothuval (Mathrubhoomi), news anchor - Veena George (India Vision), investigative reporting - Sharath Chandran (Kairali TV), young media person - Jisha Elizabeth (Madhyamam) and Cartoonist - Dwijith (Kerala koumudi)
|Budding Journalist award of 'India Press Club of North America'|
From renowned senior journalist Thomas Jacob.