A prestigious journalism award, instituted by a trust founded by Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, will be conferred on Mammen Mathew, Chief Editor and Managing Director of Malayala Manorama.
The Lokmanya Tilak National Award for Excellence in Journalism, instituted by the Kesari-Mahratta Trust, consists of Rs.1 lakh and a memento. It will be given away at the 133rd foundation day celebrations of the trust at Tilakwada, Pune, on January 4.
Deepak Tilak, Trustee-Editor of Kesari, said Mr. Mathew was selected for his exemplary work in journalism. One of the senior most journalists in India with 44 years of experience, he worked with reputed publications in India and abroad.
He served as president of the Editors Guild of India and the Indian Newspaper Society, an association of newspaper owners.
He was also a member of the National Security Advisory Board.
He was a Director Trustee of the Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company, which runs the international news agency, Thomson Reuters. Mr. Mathew is the first Indian Director Trustee of the 150-year-old company.