Nation Media Group (NMG) has loads of motive to smile after its Sports activities Desk dominated the 2020 Worldwide Sports activities Press Affiliation (AIPS) awards for Africa.
Regardless of coronavirus grinding sporting actions to a halt the world over, NMG’s Sports activities Desk, beneath the steering of Sports activities managing Editor Elias Makori, didn’t fall asleep.
The print, on-line and TV desks went out of their strategy to ship distinctive tales and their efforts had been duly recognised as NMG journalists dominated the awards.
The listing of prime ranked submissions in Africa had been launched on Thursday night with NMG reaping huge.
NTV reporter Idah Waringa’s investigative story, The soccer con, earned international recognition as the perfect within the investigative reporting class. The identical story was ranked fourth in Africa beneath Video Documentary class.
Makori leads from the entrance
Waringa, who doubles up as an anchor, was additionally feted beneath the Video Quick Characteristic class along with her story Blades of hope: From a double amputation to a world report being ranked eighth in Africa.
Elias Makori led the print division from the entrance, rising second in Africa in Writing Finest Color Piececategory together with his story Behind the scenes within the making of a Shujaa on the streets of Vienna.
This was a first-hand account of world marathon report holder Eliud Kipchoge’s historic INEOS 1:59 run in Vienna in October, 2019.
The print model of Soccer Con completed by Jeff Kinyanjui additionally ranked ninth beneath the identical class.
One other investigative story collectively completed by Samuel Gacharira and Cellestine Olilo dubbed Disgrace of FKF’s ‘joyriders’ to Afcon tourney and new Sh240m scandal ranked fifth in Africa beneath Writing Finest Column class.
Gacharira’s characteristic story – Barrack Ochieng: From grisly accident to reunion with recreation that modified his life – was ranked tenth in Younger Reporters Writing class.
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Eldoret-based NTV reporter Stephen Keter emerged third in Africa in Younger Reporters Broadcasting together with his story From Olympian to ‘Mama Mboga’.
Each day Nation photographer Sila Kiplagat topped a beautiful day for the Sports activities desk with two awards.
He emerged prime in Africa in Younger Reporters Images class and third in Images Sport Motion.
2020 Africa Sports activities Journalism Awards Record in a nutshell:
1. NTV: Idah Waringa, Jeff Kinyanjui (The Soccer con) – Winners, Finest Investigative story globally;
2. NTV: Idah Waringa (The soccer con) – Quantity 2 in Africa, Video Documentary class;
3. NTV: Idah Waringa (Blades of hope – From a double amputation to a world report) – Quantity Eight in Africa, Video Quick Characteristic class;
4. Each day Nation: Elias Makori (Behind the scenes within the making of a Shujaa on the streets of Vienna) – Quantity 2 in Africa, Writing Finest Color class;
5. Each day Nation: Jeff Kinyanjui (The Soccer con) – Quantity 9 in Africa, Writing Finest Color class;
6. Each day Nation: Cellestine Olilo and Samuel Gacharira (Disgrace of FKF’s ‘joyriders’ to Afcon tourney and new Sh240m scandal) – Quantity 5 in Africa, Writing Finest Column class;
7. Each day Nation: Samuel Gacharira (Barrack Ochieng: From grisly accident to reunion with recreation that modified his life) – Quantity 10 in Africa in Younger Reporters Writing class;
8. Each day Nation: Sila Kiplagat (What it takes to avoid wasting a shot) – Winner in Africa, Younger Reporters Images!
9. Each day Nation: Sila Kiplagat (Sports activities and Covid-19) – Quantity 2 in Africa, Images Sport Motion;
10. NTV: Steve Keter (From Olympian to ‘Mama Mboga’) – Quantity Three in Africa, Younger Reporters Broadcasting.
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