Mumbai: Network18 is recognized for delivering insightful, in-depth and accurate news coverage to its large audience across demographics in India. The network’s exceptional team of journalists leave no stone unturned to ensure that the truth reaches the masses in the country. Saluting that very spirit, Citi Journalistic Excellence Award (CJEA) 2017 bestowed Firstpost journalist, Bindisha Sarang with the award for her reporting on demonetization.
Another Network18 journalist, Archana Shukla of CNBC-TV18 was nominated in the coveted final five list for the CJEA 2017. Every year, the prestigious Award recognizes outstanding financial and business reporting, with entries coming in from all parts of India. The two accomplished journalists beat some of the top-most industry professionals to be nominated for the coveted Citi Journalistic Excellence Award.
Bindisha Sarang won the honour for her detailed report on why the calibrations of the ATMs with Rs.100 notes weren’t carried out before the demonetisation announcement in India. When the demonetisation buzz grabbed attention from around the globe on India’s economy and every publication covered the financial scenario, Bindisha’s insightful reporting coupled with quality research made her coverage truly stand out from the rest.
Commenting on the occasion, B.V.Rao, Firstpost – Editor, said, “With a firm grip over the pulse of our audience, coupled with a team of highly-skilled journalists who are experts at delivering engaging, original and unique content, Firstpost is adding more laurels by the day, and the proof is in the numbers. It gives me immense pride that a highly-accomplished journalist from our team, Bindisha Sarang, has won the Citi Journalistic Excellence Award 2017. I congratulate her on the win and hope that the momentum continues to build, taking us towards newer milestones and achievements driven, by a well-rounded team of professionals.”
Every single year, the prestigious award recognizes outstanding financial and business reporting with entries coming in from all over the country. The winner is chosen from a shortlist of top-five entries, after going through a rigorous nomination process. Bindisha was chosen among the top-most industry professionals in the country and awarded the coveted Citi Journalistic Excellence Award 2017. Her victory is indicative of the quality of work that the Firstpost team is known to deliver.