By Raymond Mujuni
Three Newvision journalists have won awards at the inaugural national journalism awards.
The awards which were organized by the African Centre For Media Excellence were recognising exceptional and quality reporting amongst Ugandan Journalists.
Ariba Caroline won the arts and culture reporting category, Masinde Andrew took home the best feature award while Charles Etukuri bagged the best investigative story award.
Other winners for the night included the Independent Magazine’s Haggai Matsiko and Ronald Musoke, The East African’s Isaac Khisa and Daily Monitor’s Edgar Batte, NTV’s Solomon Serwanjja and Africulture’s Ronald Businge.
The awards ceremony was presided over by the Inspector General of Government Lady Justice Irene Mulyagonja. She was critical of the reporting mishaps in the journalism profession but praised journalists who seek to report accurately.
47 journalists were nominated in the thirteen categories that were up for awards.
Former New Vision CEO William Pike delivered a key-note address. He noted that the digital age of journalism was driving newspapers out of the market but newspapers are still relevant. Pike noted that newspapers still have the upper hand in delivering in-depth reports with more accurate information than digital platforms.
Each of the winners walked away with a sh2.5 million cash prize and a plaque of the award handed over to them by the IGG.
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Three Vision Journalists Win Inaugural Journalism awards