The Indian Telegraph wins Best Print Report of the Year
Prominent personalities and guests representing the multicultural media of New South Wales were attending the Awards ceremony that picked winners across 12 categories recognising excellence among journalists, photographers, editors and publishers in print, radio, television and digital media for the period of January 2014 to January 2015. There were 128 nominations across the categories, and the best of these were selected as finalists by a panel of 12 independent judges, comprising of eminent journalists.
The Awards acknowledge the valuable contribution multicultural media plays in our society by connecting people to their original culture, identity and language and by contributing to the media diversity in NSW, and were presented by the Hon. Mike Baird, Premier of New South Wales.
For The Indian Telegraph, it was a very special occasion indeed. 2015 is the first year in which we participated in the PMMA, with nominations to ten of the categories. And when the results of the finalists were announced, we were excited and pleased – we had made it to the finalist round in five of the categories, a fitting reward for all the hard work that had gone into making each issue special over 2014.
The five categories in which The Indian Telegraph made it to the final round were ‘Best Print Report of the Year’ for Modi Moments; Best Editorial/ Commentary – Tragedies of Terrorism; Best Article on Multiculturalism of the Year – Bar Bombay; Best Image of the Year – The Opera House lit for Diwali; and Best Use of Online and Digital media).
It was a proud moment when The Indian Telegraph was awarded Best Print Report of the Year for ‘Modi Moments’, a comprehensive and well-balanced report published in the November 2014 issue, covering Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Australia and its outcomes from various perspectives. The report that covered the official tour, interaction with the Indian diaspora, and the general reaction of prominent community members, including diverse viewpoints, both positive and not so positive.
Naturally, the team were on the edge of their seats through the presentations, and the winning announcement by Minister John Ajaka was exciting and exhilarating. To be honoured at the awards was very special indeed.
There are so many people to thank who have supported us through our endeavour to bring you fair, balanced and detailed reportage, and have been instrumental to our success. Even as we go to press, compliments keep pouring in and we are overwhelmed by good wishes from our readers, supporters, advertisers and friends. We will continue our commitment of bringing you the best of community news and will strive towards confronting controversial or sensitive issues that affect you.
We thank the PMMA for acknowledging our work through this award, and congratulate all the other winners and finalists as they, like us, display courage and strength in showcasing issues that affect all of via their own ethnic media.
2015 is proving to be a year of promise for us; we hope all of you will wish us luck!