The award will be handed over to Shama Sundara SK at the Raj Bhavan in the second and third week of February in the presence of Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and ministers R Roshan Baig and Ramalinga Reddy.
The Karnataka Media Academy awards for the years 2012 and 2013 were announced by Media Academy president MA Ponappa. Apart from Shama Sundara SK, H S Balaram (Times of India) and Dr Satish U Pai (Manipal Media Network) are Karnataka Media Academy Awardees of 2012 and 2013. Shama Sundara is the only web journalist to have been chosen for this award.
The award consists of Rs 20,000 cash.
Awardees of 2012
Thimmappa Bhat, Vijayvani
Ananth Chinivar, Suvarna News 24 X7
GN Mohan, Editor-in-Chief, avadhimag.com, media consultant, ETV Kannada and others
Awardees of 2013
SK Shama Sunadara, Oneindia portal
Ravi Hegde, Udayavani
Sugata Srinivas, Vijay Karnataka
Asha Krishnaswamy, Deccan Herald
Sadashiv Shenoy, senior journalist, and others
Best district newspaper Andolana award
2012 : Namma Nadu, Shimoga
2013: Kittur Karnataka, Gadag
Abhimani award 2012: Ugama Srinivas, Kannada Prabha
Abhimani award 2013: Sachchidananda Kuragunda, Prajavani