Bengaluru, Feb 12: Around fifty journalists from across Karnataka were conferred with the annual Karnataka Media Academy awards on Monday in the city.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr G Parameshwara gave away the awards which carry a purse of Rs 25,000 and a citation each. Speaking on the occasion he said that media showed visuals of politicians being on “sale”, some media personnel too resorted to unethical practices to make a quick buck.
Minister for Water Resources D.K. Shivakumar said the media had often strayed from the truth to the point that it could ruin a person’s reputation.
Award winners include Mangaluru-based Sukesh Kumar Shetty, a senior television journalist currently working for Kasthuri Kannada news channel. Prakash Shetty, a cartoonist who works for Prajavani Kannada daily.
Others selected for the Academy Annual Awards are Premakumar Hariyabbe (Prajavani), Vishvanath Suvarna (Photographer), Mohan Hegde (Vijayavani), Bhanu Tej (The Economic Times), B.S. Satish Kumar (The Hindu), G.M. Kumar (BTV), K.N. Chenne Gowda (Vijayavani), Ayesha Khanum (Doordarshan), Abdul Khaliq (The Daily Pasban), M. Anil Kumar (News9), K.N. Nagesh Kumar (Cine Photographer), Hariprasad (TV9), Eshwar Shivanna (Bangalore Mirror Photographer), Basavaraj Bhusare (Samajamukhi), Mohan Kumar (Photographer), Doddabommaiah (Sanjevani), Ramu Patel (The New Indian Express), Raju Vijapura (Deecan Herald), Raju Nadhaf (Vijaya Karnataka), Umesh Pujar (Savi Nudi), S.V. Shivappaiahanamath (Vishwavani), Shashikumar Patil (Yuvaranga), Shivaram Asundi (News18), K.J. Suresh (Praja TV), P. Paramesh (Suddi Moola), M. Pasha (Eshanya Times), Sharanappa Bachalapura (News18), Subhash Hudalur (Sudina), Lochanesh Hugar (Sanje Darpana), H.B. Vaidyanath (Navika), Prakash Kugve (Prajavani), Kanka Murthy (Samyukta Karnataka), J.R. Kenchegowda (Prajodaya, Hassan), K.N. Ravikumar (Kannada Prabha, Mandya), H.B. Manjunath (Udayavani, Mandya), S.M. Nandish (News18, Chamarajanagar), P.S. Anantaram (Vijayavani), Vincent Kenedy (Vartha Bharati), Kagati Nagarajappa (Udayavani), Ganga Hanumaiah (Amrutavani), Venkataswamy (Sanje Samachar), Srija (Digital Media), K.S. Janardhanachari (E Sanje), N.S. Subhashchandra (The New Indian Express) and Manjushri Kadakola (Prajavani).
Sukesh Kumar Shetty among others conferred with Karnataka Media Academy Awards