Dharwad District Union of Working Journalists (DDUWJ) has chosen nine media persons for seven awards instituted to promote professionalism and quality in print and electronic media.

The awards instituted last year, carry cash prizes of Rs. 5,000 each and mementoes. The awards will be presented during the Press Day programme to be held on July 15 at Hotel Mantra Residency in Hubballi at 11 a.m.

President of Karnataka Media Academy M. Siddaraju will inaugurate the programme and the former editor-in-chief of Outlook magazine Krishna Prasad will deliver a special lecture. MLC Pradeep Shettar will be the chief guest at the programme.

Award winners

In Print media, the winners are Shivanand Gombi (Kannada Prabha, Urban Reporting), V.B. Keshavamurthy (Vijayavani, Feature Writing), C. Lagamannavar (Samyukta Karnataka, Rural Reporting) and Tajuddin Azad (Prajavani, Best news photograph).

Under Electronic media, Parashuram Tahsildar and Rakesh M.B. (TV 18) and Yallappa Solaragoppa and Mahesh B. (News 18) are the winners.

The selection committee was led by senior journalist Raju Vijapur.

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