Daily Graphic’s Doreen Hammond wins 2018 GJA Best Journalist

Doreen Hammond

Ms Doreen Hammond, the Editor of Junior Graphic is the 2018 Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Best Journalist.

In addition to winning Journalist of the Year, Ms Hammond also picked the Best Columnist Award of the Year.

At the awards ceremony held on Saturday, the Graphic Communications Group Limited where Ms Hammond works topped the awards with a total of eleven awards.

Ms Hammond (2nd from left) Credit: Facebook

Before rising to become the Editor of the Junior Graphic this year, Ms Hammond was the Features Editor of the Daily Graphic newspaper.

It was a night where the GJA celebrated excellence in journalism by honouring various journalists at the 24th GJA Awards.

The ceremony was the high point of the 70th Anniversay celebrations of the GJA, which is on the theme, “Democracy, Freedom and Independence of the Media in Ghana.”

The special guest of honour was the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

Below is the list of the award winners in the competitive category

Doreen Hammond (Graphic) – Best Journalist for the Year 2018

Rebecca Kwei (Daily Graphic) – Best HIV 

Maxwell Akalaare Adombilla (Graphic Business) – Best Economic and Financial Reporter (Print)

Nana Konadu Agyeman (Daily Graphic) – Best Transport and Road Safety Reporter (Print)

Moses Dotse Aklorbortu (Graphic Business) – Best Oil and Gas Reporter 

Janet Abena Quainoo (GTV) – Best Rural Reporter (Electronic)

Kwaku Osei Bonsu (GNA) – Winner of Dr G.T. Anim Award for Ethics in Journalism 

Kabu Nartey (GIJ) – Best Student Journalist 

Samuel A. Akapule (Ghanaian Times) – Best Rural Reporter

Prosper Kuorsoh (GNA) – Best Agric Reporter (Print) 

Portia Gabor (TV3) – Best Transport Ans Road Safety (Electronic)

Peter Quao Adator (TV3) – Best Sports Reporter (Electronic)

Nabil Ahmed Rufai (GHOne TV) – Best Education Reporter (Electronic)

Portia Gabor (TV3) – Best Female Journalist

Maclean Kwofi (Graphic Business) – Best Maritme Reporter (Print)

Kofi Amoah (TV Africa) – Best Reporter in Disability 

Kingsley Hope (Ghanaian Times) – Best Sports Reporter (Print) 

Kester Aburam Kuranchie (Graphic Business) – Best Investigative Reporter 

Justice Baidoo (Joy News) – Best Telecommunication (Electronic)

John Vigah (Ghanaian Times) – Best Feature Writer (Print)

Ibrahim Oppong Boateng (GTV) – Best Court and Crime Reporter

Grace Nana Esi (Oman FM) – Best Maritime Reporter (Electronic)

Geoffrey Buta (The Spectator) – Best Photo Journalist 

Evelyn Tengmaa (TV3) – Best Political Reporter 

Edmund Smith-Asante (Daily Graphic) – Best Tourism Reporter (Print)

Doreen Hammond (Daily Graphic) – Best Columnist 

Charles Andoh (The Mirror) – Best Education Reporter (Print) 

Charles Benoni Okine (Graphic Business) – Best Telecommunication (Print) 

Clara Mlano (GTV) – Best Reporter in Illegal Mining (Galamsey)

Adu Gyamfi Marfo (Kingdom FM) – Child Protection and Participation (Radio)

Beryl Ernestina Richter (Joy News) – Best Health Reporter (TV)

Anim Addo (UTV) – Best Agric Reporter (TV)

Albert Futukpor (GNA) Best Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Reporter (Online)

Albert Oppong Andah (GNA) – Best Environment Reporter (Electronic)

Alberto Mario Noretti (Ghanaian Times) – Best Small and Medium Scale Reporter (Print)

A.B. Kafui Kanyi (GNA) – Best Child Protection and Participation (Electronic) 

Abigail Annor (Ghanaian Times) – Best News Reporter (Print) 

Alice Aryeetey (GHOne TV) – 

Alice Aryeetey (GHOne TV) – Best TV News Reporter 

Ina Thalia Quansah (Joy News/Radio Maxx) – Most Promising Journalist 

Seth Kwame Boateng (Joy News) – Best Human Rights Reporter

Seth Kwame Boateng (Joy News) Best in Features (TV) 

Citi Breakfast Show – Best Morning Show (English)

Peace FM’s Kookrokoo – Best Morning Show (Akan)

Citi FM – Best Radio Station (English)

Peace FM – Best Radio Station (Akan)

TV3’s New Day – Best Television Morning Show (English)

GHOne TV – Best Television Station (English)

UTV – Best Television Station (Akan)

GTV – Best Democracy and Peace Building Television Station 

GTV – Best Radio and TV Programme in Ga, Ewe 

UTV’s Heritage Ghana – Best TV Programme in Akan 

Di Asa on Atinka TV – Best Arts and Entertainment Programme 

GNA – Best Online News 

Daily Graphic – Best Newspaper

West End Radio, Bright FM, Radio Savannah, URA Radio, Radio Upper West, Space FM, Classic FM, Hello FM, Swiss FM – Best Regional FM Stations 

Source: Daily Graphic

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