Indywood Media Excellence Awards 2018 honored Renowned Journalists at Hyderabad

Published on 11-12-2018

The prestigious Indywood Media Excellence Awards 2018 concluded successfully at HiTex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad on 1st December 2018. The awardwas organised to recognize and facilitate journalists for their relentless services and efforts made to keep us abreast with the latest happenings across the globe. Mr. Ibrahim Abdulla Humaid Al Hosni was the chief guest of the event.

Recognizing the contributions, outstanding services and accomplishments spanning through a career in journalism, Indywood Media Excellence Award – Lifetime Achievement award for Media Services was bestowed upon Vijay Bhagawan, Director, Dooradarshan and V.Krishna Kumar, MD & CEO, Symphony TV was bestowed with Lifetime Achievement for Entrepreneurship. Other Lifetime Achievement award honourees included M Somasekhar, Associate Editor & Chief of Bureau, The Hindu BusinessLine; Issac John, Associate Business Editor, Khaleej Times and T.R.Ajayan, Director and Chairman of Marketing, Kairali.

Indywood Media Excellence Awards was bestowed upon the talented minds in the industry in 4 different categories: Visual Media, Print Media, PR & Branding and FM/Radio. The winners included Uma Sudhir, Executive Editor, NDTV (Journalist – Social Affairs); Panduranga Reddy, Bureau Chief, V6 News (Journalist – News Administration); Swetcha, Reporter, TV9 (Journalist Social Affairs); Shankarachary Kasoju,Senior Reporter, 99 TV (Regional Reporter – Social Affairs); Khalid Mulla, Senior Associate Editor, News 18 (Journalist Multilingual); Soma Gopal,Bureau Chief, NTV (Regional Correspondant); Sakshi Khanna, Senior Editor/Anchor, India Ahead (Professional Excellence); Arella Yakaswamy, Senior Reporter, HMTV (Regional Reporter – Social Affairs); Sumathi, Reporter, TV9 (Regional Reporter – Social Affairs); Sumita Chakraborty, Editor, Stardust Magazine (Journalism Entertainment / Features); VenkateshWarlu K, Resident Editor, The Hindu (Journalist Political & Social Affairs); Alaric Gomes, Chief Reporter, Gulf News (Professional Excellence); M.Chandramohan, Reporter, Eenadu (Regional Reporter – Social Affairs); Venkataramana Murty Killi, Copy Editor, Prajasakthi (Regional Correspondent); M.D. Abdul, Chief Sub-editor, Andhrabhoomi (Journalist Entertainment); Patricio Burbano, Foreign Correspondent, Wall Street International Magazine (Journalist – International Affairs); Christina Frances, Editor,  Times of India (Professional Excellence); Hemant R Sharma, Entertainment Editor, First Post (Entertainment Media); Voodayam Telugu (Rising Regional News Daily); Tummala Narsimha Reddy, Senior journalist, Idreams media (Online Film Promotions); Ajit Ravi,Chairman,Unique Times (Special Recognition);  Srinivas Palacharla, Chief Editor, Go Telugu (Professional Excellence); Neha Jha, Chief Sub-Editor, Pioneer (Journalist Features); Satya Pamula, Vice-President, Integral Advisory (Promoter – Regional Media); Iqlik movies (Media Promotions); International Business Times (Best International Digital Media); Sameera Aziz Group (International Journalism); Elbert.C, PR/Deputy General Manager,  NTPC (Best PR); Institute of Journalism (Best Journalism Institute) and finally the award for Best RJ was shared by RJ Jo - Magic FM and RJ Sameer - Radio Mirchi.

A Panel Discussion on ‘Visual Media in revolutionizing Brand Visibility’ was also conducted during the ceremony. The panel discussed how visual media has become an effective tool in uplifting the brand image of an organisation. The session was moderated by Issac John, Associate Business Editor, Khaleej Times.

Indywood Media Excellence Awards 2018 was organized as a part of Project Indywood, a US$10 Billion Project to be initiated by a consortium of 2000 Indian corporate and Multi-Millionaires.