Mumbai: Faye D'Souza gets RedInk 'Journalist of the Year' award

Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai

Mumbai, May 16: Faye D'Souza, Executive Editor of ‘Mirror Now’ has been awarded this year's RedInk Award for 'Journalist of the Year' for her blistering coverage of issues that touch the lives of common people.

The award, for Excellence in Journalism, is instituted by the Mumbai Press Club and is a part of the National RedInk Awards.

"Her passionate and honest style with which she handles subjects like corruption, political opportunism, price rise and communalism over calendar 2017 has made her and her programme ‘The Urban Debate’ a subject of appointment viewing. For those who miss her slot on TV, go to her on social media and their smartphones, where her videos are popular and widely shared," a press release issued by the club said.

The press release added that the awards were bestowed "after a lengthy period of consultation with a large number of editors and senior members of the profession,”

"This is an amazing honour coming from seniors in the journalistic fraternity. ‘Mirror Now’ is only a year old and our attempt has been to put out the news focusing on the citizens as the most important part of our democracy. It is a massive boost for us to know that the channel is successful and is being well received," D'Souza told media.

Veteran journalist Mark Tully will be presented with the RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism for his “long and outstanding contribution to Indian journalism”. Mark Tully worked with the BBC for a period of 30 years before resigning in July 1994. He held the position of Chief of Bureau, BBC, Delhi, for 20 years.

RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism are given in 13 competitive categories to 32 journalists. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Jamshed Bhaba Hall in NCPA on May 18.