NDTV executive co-chairman,Mr Pranoy Roy, was honoured with REDINK life time achievement award for the year 2015 in Mumbai. Mr Pranoy Roy spoke about the fact that the television channels should go beyond the ”tabloid news culture” and must focus on quality journalism.The award function was organised by Mumbai press club.
- Redink Lifetime Achievement Awards were started in the year 2010 by Mumbai press club to encourage good ethical journalism that will create impact on people and the society.
- It consists of a trophy and a citation.
- 24 journalists were awarded in the function.
- Awards in the fields of politics, crime, environment,science,court, health were also given.
- Sreenivasan of NDTV, was awarded the Journalist Of The Year, for his consistent work on investigation epitomized in Truth versus Hype.
- Arnab Goswami,Editor-in-chief, Times Now, got impact editor of the year award for his ability to reach vast people with his news hour show.
- Scroll.in, received News Start-Up of the year award,for providing alternate source of news and features.
- Union Railways minister, Mr Suresh Prabhu gave the awards.
- A panel discussion on limits of dissent was held where Sekhar Gupta, Prabhu,Krishna Prasad all took part.
- The debate was moderated by the editor of Mid-Day, Mr Sachin Kalbag.
ABOUT PRANOY ROY
- Mr Roy was born on October 15th 1949 in Kolkata.
- He got his first class honours from Queen Mary University Of London.
- He finished his PhD from the famous Delhi School Of Economics.
- Mr Roy is currently Executive Co-Chairperson of NDTV.
- He is also cousin of indian author Arundati Roy
- On Doordarshan, Mr Pranoy Roy,hosted news programs like The News Tonight and The World This Week.