SMS IPUB4 to 51818* for Journalist of the Year

4 December 2010

The Pioneer's special correspondent, J. Gopikrishnan (second from left, with mike in hand), who brought the 2G scam-tainted telecom minister A. Raja to book, at a colloquium at the Asian College of Journalism in Madras on Wednesday, 1 December 2010 (photo courtesy: The Hindu)

 

The publication of the Niira Radia tapes by Outlook* and Open magazines has seen the usual clutch of usual suspects—and “suspects” many of them truly are—hog the limelight and shine in reflected glory.

All, except J. Gopikrishnan of The Pioneer, the journalist who (aside from Paranjoy Guha Thakurta) kept pegging away at the 2G spectrum allocation scam, story after story, eventually bringing about the resignation of the telecom minister, A. Raja.

Thankfully, a small correction is on the way.

On Wednesday, Gopikrishnan took part in a colloquium on the Radia tapes organised by the Asian college of journalism (ACJ) in Madras, where he lamented that he had been on the 2G case for nearly two years with very little response, before the tapes burst on the scene and grabbed the attention of the entire nation.

Gopikrishnan has also been nominated for the CNN-IBN “Indian of the Year” in the “public service” category. To vote for him, sms IPUB4 to 51818. Conditions apply!

* Conditions apply

Photograph: courtesy The Hindu

Image: courtesy IBNLive.com

Also read: The Pioneer journo who brought A. Raja to book

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4 Responses to “SMS IPUB4 to 51818* for Journalist of the Year”

  1. Tarlemaga Says:

    Why is the voting restricted to the SMS Medium by CNN-IBN ?

    Why not create an online voting mechanism as well ?

  2. Not A Witty Nick Says:

    Sorry! the facts “unearthed” by Mr Gopikrishnan is too accurate for me to believe that he put together the entire thing himself.

  3. Furious_Telangana Says:

    CNN-IBN indian of the year? CNN-IBN? Haha

    These people have a monopoly don’t they? I command the CNN-IBN building to phall now!! Where are my gods at, eh?

  4. ERR Says:

    journlist of the year award should be given to Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi as joint winners!Rajdeep Sardesai should fittingly give away the award.


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