Nominations opened for Ghana Journalist Association Awards

Journalists

The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has officially opened nominations for journalists to submit their works in a bid to be crowned the journalist of the year.

This year’s award is the 19th edition and it will be celebrated under the theme “Using development journalism to discern and defend the national interest”.

The award for the most promising young journalist of the year has been named after the late Komla Dumor with the hope that journalists who will emulate the renowned broadcaster will aspire to reach greater heights in their chosen career.

Speaking at the launch of the awards at the Ghana International Press Center, the president of the GJA, Dr. Affail Monney called on journalists to eschew biased reportage to avoid tainting the profession.

“The theme is aimed at reminding the Ghanaian media to place development at the center of their reportage. The GJA believes that whether in the area of Politics, Economy, Business, and Agriculture. Health, Energy, Environment, Science or Sports etc pursuing a development agenda is the best way forward for the Ghanaian media,” he said.

He further expressed the hope that the work of journalists will help build the nation saying, “we believe that through development journalism we stand a better chance of not only informing and educating the citizenry but monitoring national programmes and projects and providing the relevant media platform for debate and consensus building.”

Below are the categories

CATEGORY ONE (SEPARATE AWARDS FOR RADIO, TELEVISION AND PRINT)

News Reporting

Features

CATEGORY TWO (ONLY ONE AWARD TO CATER FOR BOTH PRINT AND ELECTRONIC)

Investigative Reporting

Photojournalism

Sports (Print)

Sports (Electronic Includes Commentary)

Arts/Entertainment and Domestic Tourism

Kwadwo Baah Wiredu Award for Business/Finance &Economic Reporting

Small and Micro Scale Enterprises (SMEs)

Environment

Health

HIV and AIDS

Development Journalism for Furthering MDGs

Parliamentary Reporting

Human Rights (With Focus on Children)

Political Reporting

Crime and Court Reporting

Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene

Disability

Telecommunications

On-Line Journalism

Anti-Corruption

Education (Electronic)

Education (Print Media)

Science

Oil and Gas

Anti-Narcotics

Social Security

Agriculture

Water

Rural Reporting

Local Governance and Decentralization

Forest Governace

CATEGORY THREE ( PRINT MEDIA)

Columnist

Best Cartoonist

CATEGORY FOUR (MEDIA HOUSES ONLY)

Democracy and Peace-Building

Best Layout and Designed Newspaper

Forest Governance

Best Rural Station

Radio/TV Progarmme -Akan

Radio/TV Programmes-Dagbani

Radio/TV Programme-Ewe

Radio/Programme-Ga

Radio/Programme-Hausa

Radio/Programme Nzema

CATEGORY FIVE (JOURNALIST –OF –THE-YEAR& YOUNG JOURNALIST)

GJA/Professor P. V Ansah Journalist of the Year

Komla Dumor Most Promising Young Journalist of the Year.

All entries should be submitted at the gahan international press center before the is 30th June 2014

 

Citifmonline.com

 

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