Mrs Doreen Hammond, the Editor of Junior Graphic Newspaper, a subsidiary of Graphic Communications Group Limited, has been adjudged the 2018 Best Journalist at the 24th Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Awards held at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel, Accra.
The event, which climaxed the 70th anniversary celebrations of the GJA is an annual event that recognizes individual and companies that play a significant role in the growth and development of the inky fraternity.
It also crowned JoyNews’ Ms Ina Thalia Quansah as the “Komla Dumor Most Promising Young Journalist of the year 2018.”
Out of 368 entries, these journalists and Media Organisations listed below emerged topmost in their categories spanning various competitive categories, including News Reporting, Sports, Education and Features.
Kwaku Osei Bonsu (GNA) – Winner of Dr G.T. Anim Award for Ethics in Journalism.
Janet Abena Quainoo (GTV) -Best Rural Reporter (Electronics).
Nana Konadu Agyeman (Daily Graphic) – Best Transport and Road Saftey Reporter (Print).
Moses Dotse Aklorbortu (Graphic Business) – Best Oil and Gas Reporter.
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 And Road Safety (Electronic).
Seth Kwame Boateng (Multimedia) – Best Human Rights Reporter and Best in Feature (TV).
Justice Baidoo (Multimedia) – Best Telecommunication (Electronic).
Beryl Ernestina Richter (Multimedia) – Best Health Reporter (TV).
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 Maritime Reporter (Print).
Kofi Amoah (TV Africa) – Best Reporter in Disability.
Kingsley Hope (Ghanaian Times) – Best Sports Reporter (Print).
Kester Aburam Kuranchie (Graphic) – Best Investigative Reporter.
John Vigah (Ghanaian Tomes) – Best Feature Writer (Print).
Ibrahim Oppong Boateng (GTV) – Best Court and Crime Reporter.
Grace 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 Ansah (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) – Best TV News Reporter.
Citi Breakfast Show – Best Morning Show (English).
Peace FM’s Kookrokooo – Best Morning Show (Akan).
Citi FM – Best Radio Station (English).
Peace FM – Best Radio Staion (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.
The 24th edition of the GJA Awards was on the theme: “Democracy, Freedom and Independence of the Media in Ghana.”
It had Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as the special guest of honour.