P Sainath, Karan Thapar, Nidhi Razdan and Neelesh Mishra are among 29 journalists who were on Monday conferred the coveted Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards.
Sainath and Thapar were chosen as Journalists of Year in print and broadcast categories by a panel which included Hindustan Times Chairperson and Editorial Director Shobhana Bhartia, filmmaker Shyam Benegal and agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan.
The awards were presented by Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan at a function in New Delhi.
Nidhi Razdan of NDTV won the award in the category of reporting from Jammu and Kashmir while V K Sasikumar of CNN-IBN was honoured for his reportage from the North-East.
In the category of 'Uncovering India Invisible (Print), Neelesh Mishra and Nagendra Sharma of Hindustan Times won the honours. The award in broadcast category of the same segment went to Mridu Bhandari of CNN-IBN.