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Nominees for Airtel Indian News Broadcasting Awards 2009 announced

Nominees for Airtel Indian News Broadcasting Awards 2009 announced

Author | Puneet Bedi Bahri | Wednesday, Aug 26,2009 7:36 AM

Nominees for Airtel Indian News Broadcasting Awards 2009 announced

Following rigorous rounds of selections by a jury comprising eminent journalists and media stalwarts on August 22, nominees for the Indian News Broadcasting Awards (INBA) 2009 have been selected. The INB Awards are being held in the Capital on August 26, 2009, and will recognise the most deserving achievers in news broadcasting for their outstanding work for the period April 2008-March 31, 2009. The event partner was Encompass.

Tarun Tejpal, Editor-in-Chief, Tehelka, is Chairman of the jury for the INBA 2009. The jury members include GVL Narasimha Rao, psephologist and member of the BJP National Executive Committee; Vinod Bakshi, formerly of the BBC and now on the Board of Zee; Shravan Garg, Editor, Dainik Bhaskar; Kanika Mathur, President - India & SEA, Solutions | Digitas; Counselage’s Suhel Seth; Tarun Rai, CEO, World Wide Media; filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar; Josy Paul, Chairman & National Creative Director, BBDO; G. Narsimha Rao, Supreme Court Advocate, Latika Khaneja, Director of College of Sports management and Ashwini Singla of Genesis Burson-Marsteller.

Commenting on the Awards this year, Jury Chairman Tarun Tejpal said, “The process and the methodology were as robust this year as it was last year. The jury is a high quality one with members from diverse fields and they all have been very interested and have held healthy discussions. There is always scope to refine it further as these are very young awards, and I am sure they will be more refined with each coming year. What we need to concentrate on is that from next year onwards, maybe there could be a more detailed shortlist so that the non-media members of the jury could have a clearer view of things. All in all, I am happy with all the decisions made as they were made on consensus of all the jury members.”

This year, the organisers have decided to increase the categories from 13 to 17 due to overwhelming response from the entire media fraternity. The nominees in all 10 of the Professional Craft award categories and one of the Leadership award categories are listed below. There are no nominees for the other six Leadership awards, the winners of which will be announced at the event on August 26.

News Videographer of the Year 2009 – Hindi

Nominees are:
Akram Ali - Special Report – Kosi, NDTV India
Shivi Sudarshan, Shailesh Kumar, Devender Singh Bisht - Doobi Duniya ka Dard, Rishi Nath B.A.G Films
Pankaj Tomar - Bebasi Documentary on Bihar Floods, IBN7
Nikhil Sharma - Jaipur Serial Blasts, Aaj Tak

News Videographer of the Year 2009 – English

Nominees are:
Gautam Gulati - Auto Awards, UTVi
Laxmidas Inamdar - 26/11 attacks coverage, Headlines Today
Ritesh Mishra - Bihar Floods, Headlines Today
Sandeep Das – Kosi - The River Untamed, NewsX

Business News Anchor of the Year 2009 - Hindi

Nominees are:
Chetan Sharma - The Appointment with Modi, Zee Business
Sonia Singh - Nano Launch, Aaj Tak
Pradeep Pandya - Credit Policy, CNBC Awaaz
Shishir Sinha - Awaaz Samachar, CNBC Awaaz

Business News Anchor of the Year 2009 – English

Nominees are:
Udayan Mukherjee - Bazaar Morning Call, CNBC-TV18
Shereen Bhan - Young Turks, CNBC-TV18
Govindraj Ethiraj, Showreel
Mini Menon - Mini’s Showreel, UTVi

News Reporter of the Year 2009 – Hindi

Nominees are:
Uma Shankar - Mandir in Pakistan, NDTV India
Pankaj Pachauri - Obama Victory, NDTV India
Srikant Pratush & Brajesh - Kyun Dooba Bihar, Zee News
Abhisar Sharma - 26/11 Terror Tapes, Aaj Tak

News Reporter of the Year 2009 - English

Nominees are:
Aatish Srivastava - Bihar Floods, Headlines Today
Akash Banerjee - 26/11 Attacks, Headlines Today
Hindol Sengupta - i) Tata to Singur, ii) No man’s land, UTVi
Shiv Pujan Jha – Kosi - The River Untamed, NewsX

News Show Host of the Year 2009 – Hindi

Nominees are:
Alka Saxena - (i) Sadan Main Samay ki pabandi, Zee News
Pankaj Pachauri - Humlog, NDTV India
Ritul - Sazish ke Tape and Interview with Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, Aaj Tak
Gaurika Chaudhari - The Gaurika Chaudhari Show, CNBC Awaaz

News Show Host of the Year 2009 - English

Nominees are:
Karan Thapar - Arun Jaitley’s Interview, CNN-IBN
Anubha Bhonsle - Heroes of India, CNN-IBN
Gaurav Sawant - Declare War on Terror, Headlines Today
Shereen Bhan - India Business Hour, CNBC-TV18

News Producer of the Year - Hindi

Nominees are:
Anjali Naik - Special Report- SUI Village, NDTV India
Rajat Khanna - Dilli Chalo, NDTV India
Khushdeep Sehgal - Vote ka Agnipath, Zee News
Chandrashekhar & Arun Patial - Jago India, Zee News

News Producer of the Year 2009 - English

Nominees are:
Ritu Kapoor - Salaam Mumbai, CNN-IBN
Sujay Bhattacharya - Great Speeches & Truth about SIMI, Headlines Today
Rupam Mazumdar – Kosi - The River Untamed, NewsX
Yatish Yadav – Kosi - The River of Sorrow, NewsX

Young Professional of the Year 2009 (under-30)

Nominees are:
Deepti Sachdeva - NDTV Expose - Aims Canteen, NDTV India
Mausami Singh - Delhi Blasts - September 2008, IBN7
Isha Dalal - (i) The firm, (ii) Enterprise Inc, CNBC-TV18
Ishleen Kaur - Smart Shopping Caravan, CNBC Awaaz

INBA was instituted in 2008 by exchange4media with an objective to honour television news professionals for their extraordinary contribution to the industry. The first edition had 13 categories and winners were chosen by an eminent jury panel comprising Tarun Tejpal, Prasoon Joshi, GVL Narasimha Rao, and Rahul Kansal, among others. The 13 awardees were given the trophies by the Chief Guest and the then Minister for Labour and Employment, Oscar Fernandes.

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