The nominees for the Indian News Broadcasting Awards (INBA) 2009 have been selected. The INB Awards are being announced in Delhi today and will recognise the most deserving achievers in news broadcasting for their outstanding work for the period April 2008-March 31, 2009.
Tarun Tejpal, editor-in-chief, Tehelka, is chairman of the jury for the INBA 2009. The jury members include GVL Narasimha Rao, psephologist and member of the BJP national executive committee; Vinod Bakshi, formerly of the BBC and now on the Board of Zee; Shravan Garg, editor, Dainik Bhaskar; Kanika Mathur, president - India & SEA, Solutions | Digitas; Counselage's Suhel Seth; Tarun Rai, CEO, World Wide Media; filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar; Josy Paul, chairman & national creative director, BBDO; G. Narsimha Rao, supreme court advocate, Latika Khaneja, director of College of Sports management and Ashwini Singla of Genesis Burson-Marsteller.
This year, the organisers have decided to increase the categories from 13 to 17 due to overwhelming response from the entire media fraternity. The nominees in all 10 of the Professional Craft award categories and one of the Leadership award categories are listed below. There are no nominees for the other six Leadership awards, the winners of which will be announced at the event on August 26.
Nominees for news videographer of the Year 2009 - Hindi
Akram Ali - Special Report - Kosi, NDTV India
Shivi Sudarshan, Shailesh Kumar, Devender Singh Bisht - Doobi Duniya ka Dard, Rishi Nath B.A.G Films
Pankaj Tomar - Bebasi Documentary on Bihar Floods, IBN7
Nikhil Sharma - Jaipur Serial Blasts, Aaj Tak
Nominees for news videographer of the Year 2009 - English
Gautam Gulati - Auto Awards, UTVi
Laxmidas Inamdar - 26/11 attacks coverage, Headlines Today
Ritesh Mishra - Bihar Floods, Headlines Today
Sandeep Das - Kosi - The River Untamed, NewsX
Nominees for business news anchor of the year 2009 - Hindi
Chetan Sharma - The Appointment with Modi, Zee Business
Sonia Singh - Nano Launch, Aaj Tak
Pradeep Pandya - Credit Policy, CNBC Awaaz
Shishir Sinha - Awaaz Samachar, CNBC Awaaz