Yahoo India has declared that it has earned a triumvirate of RedInk Awards for original features. RedInk happens to be one of the largest, independent journalism awards conferred in India.
The competition takes account of all major news media — newspapers, followed by websites and television/cable channels. This year, Yahoo India was the exclusive online media company to have bagged the honor.
The three winning features appeared on Yahoo Originals, a section powered courtesy; Grist Media, on Yahoo India News concentrated on high-touch content, through intensive storytelling and longform reporting.
These Yahoo Originals features have gained accolades in two new categories familiarized this year – Human Rights and Environment, besides was a runner-up in the ‘Science and Innovation’ category.
Under the aegis of the Human Rights category, Vivekananda Nemana’s 16,000 word feature ‘The Great Escape’, on the massive evacuation of 900,000 people coxswained in Odisha in the course of the Cyclone Phailin, earned the first prize.
Urmi Bhattacharjee’s story on rhinoceros poaching in Assam, titled ‘Inside Kaziranga’s One-Horned Dream’ maxed the environment category. Jaimon Joseph’s story involving Varanasi farmer JP Singh, ‘Why JP Singh is Every Indian Farmer’s Best Friend’ stood as the runner-up in the ‘Science & Innovation’ category.
Also, three more pieces from Yahoo Originals were considered for the RedInk Awards 2014 in three different categories.
The winners were shortlisted from over 800 entries received across 75 online as well as print publications.