The 70th-anniversary celebration of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) which was held at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra on 23rd of November, honoured outstanding journalists and media shows which had excelled in the field of journalism.
The 24th edition saw Doreen Hammond of Graphic Communications Group Limited emerge the Overall Best Journalist for the Year 2018.
The awards also crowned JoyNews’ Ina Thalia Quansah “Komla Dumor Most Promising Young Journalist of the Year 2018” and also presented honorary awards to a number of personalities including Sir Sam Jonah and Dr Charles Wereko Brobbey.
Seth Kwame Boateng won “Best Human Rights Reporter and Best in Features (TV), as well as Justice Baidoo and Beryl Ernestina Richter, winning Best Telecommunication (Electronic) and Best Health Reporter (TV)” respectively.
These journalists emerged topmost in their categories from 368 entries spanning the various competitive categories, including News Reporting, Sports, Education and Features.
The ceremony which awarded Ms Doreen Hammond, the Editor of Junior Graphic, Best Journalist of the Year 2018.
The award ceremony provides a platform to recognize individuals and companies that play a significant role in the growth and development of the industry.
Other winners include;
Nana Konadu Agyeman (Daily Graphic) – Best Transport and Road Safety Reporter (Print)
Moses Dotse Aklorbortu (Graphic Business) – Best Oil and Gas Reporter
Janet Abena Quainoo (GTV) – Best Rural Reporter (Electronic)
Kwaku Osei Bonsu (GNA) – Winner of Dr G.T. Anim Award for Ethics in Journalism
Kabu Nartey (GIJ) – Best Student Journalist
Samuel A. Akapule (Ghanaian Times) – Best Rural Reporter
Prosper Kuorsoh (GNA) – Best Agric Reporter (Print)
Portia Gabor (TV3) – Best Transport Ans Road Safety (Electronic)
Peter Quao Adator (TV3) – Best Sports Reporter (Electronic)
Nabil Ahmed Rufai (GHOne TV) – Best Education Reporter (Electronic)
Portia Gabor (TV3) – Best Female Journalist
Maclean Kwofi (Graphic Business) – Best Maritme Reporter (Print)
Kofi Amoah (TV Africa) – Best Reporter in Disability
Kingsley Hope (Ghanaian Times) – Best Sports Reporter (Print)
Kester Aburam Kuranchie (Graphic Business) – Best Investigative Reporter
John Vigah (Ghanaian Times) – Best Feature Writer (Print)
Ibrahim Oppong Boateng (GTV) – Best Court and Crime Reporter
race Nana Esi (Oman FM) – Best Maritime Reporter (Electronic)
Geoffrey Buta (The Spectator) – Best Photo Journalist
Evelyn Tengmaa (TV3) – Best Political Reporter
Edmund Smith-Asante (Daily Graphic) – Best Tourism Reporter (Print)
Doreen Hammond (Daily Graphic) – Best Columnist
Charles Andoh (The Mirror) – Best Education Reporter (Print)
Charles Benoni Okine (Graphic Business) – Best Telecommunication (Print)
Clara Mlano (GTV) – Best Reporter in Illegal Mining (Galamsey)
Adu Gyamfi Marfo (Kingdom FM) – Child Protection and Participation (Radio)
Anim Addo (UTV) – Best Agric Reporter (TV)
Albert Futukpor (GNA) Best Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Reporter (Online)
Albert Oppong Andah (GNA) – Best Environment Reporter (Electronic)
Alberto Mario Noretti (Ghanaian Times) – Best Small and Medium Scale Reporter (Print)
A.B. Kafui Kanyi (GNA) – Best Child Protection and Participation (Electronic)
Abigail Annor (Ghanaian Times) – Best News Reporter (Print)
Alice Aryeetey (GHOne TV) –
Alice Aryeetey (GHOne TV) – Best TV News Reporter
Citi Breakfast Show – Best Morning Show (English)
Peace FM’s Kookrokoo – Best Morning Show (Akan)
Citi FM – Best Radio Station (English)
Peace FM – Best Radio Station (Akan)
TV3’s New Day – Best Television Morning Show (English)
GHOne TV – Best Television Station (English)
UTV – Best Television Station (Akan)
GTV – Best Democracy and Peace Building Television Station
GTV – Best Radio and TV Programme in Ga, Ewe
UTV’s Heritage Ghana – Best TV Programme in Akan
Di Asa on Atinka TV – Best Arts and Entertainment Programme
GNA – Best Online News
Daily Graphic – Best Newspaper
By: Judith Quarshie