Two reporters of the Graphic Business, the business and financial newspaper of the Graphic Communications Group limited (GCGL), grabbed awards at this year’s Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards held at the Banquet Hall on November 2.
The paper’s Messrs Charles Benoni Okine and Maxwell Akalaare Adombila were adjudged the best in News Reporting (Print) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Reporting for 2012 respectively.
The GRAPHIC BUSINESS, which was considered the most influential and credible business and financial publication, was the only specialised business news medium that produced winners at this year’s most prestigious annual awards for media practitioners.
Mr Okine’s story on how social media could be used to carry political messages across to the public won him the laurel while Mr Adombila’s article on the business in smockmaking emerged the best in the SME Reporting category of the competition.
The two initiatives beat off competition from other media houses and seasoned reporters to emerge winners, thus giving furtherance to the leadership role of the paper, its credibility and influence in the economic reporting arena.
While Mr Okine’s story looked at how political parties and their activists could use social media to carry their messages across while helping reduce tension, Mr Adombila’s write-up explored the business potential of the smock, a northern-Ghana attire, its economic implications on the indigenes and how the venture could be sustained.
Mr Benoni’s award was taken on his behalf by his wife, Yayera Amedzro.
Reports in the Graphic Business have previously won several awards since the paper’s inception exactly five years.
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