The following journalists have won the Karnataka Media Academy Awards for 2008 and 2009: Padmaraj Dandavathi, Associate Editor, Prajavani; Jayashri Vijendra, Editor, Bhuvanavarthe, Shimoga; Mruthyunjaya Kapagal, Principal Correspondent, Vijaya Karnataka, Raichur; B.K. Kiranmayi, Editor, Yojana Patrike, Bangalore; V. Nagaraju, Editor, Indu Sanje, Bangalore; V. Hanumanthappa, Editor, Zilla Samachar, Davangere; Suresh Toppannavar, Editor, Sirinadu, Belgaum; Babu Reddy Thungala, Editor, Kurukshetra, Bagalkot; S.B. Patil, senior journalist, Bijapur; V.N. Joshi, senior journalist, Hubli; Vadiraj Vyasamudra, Resident Editor, Vijaya Karnataka, Gulbarga; Narayana Suvarna; Editor, Suddhi Madhyama, Chikmagalur; M.B. Maramkal, Special Correspondent, Times of India, Mysore; B.V. Sitaram, Editor, Karavali Ale, Mangalore; G. Rajendra, Shakti, Madikeri; T.H. Ananta Subbarao, Editor, Margaprabha, Belur; Prasannakumar, Pouravani, Mandya; H.K. Murugesh, Priya, Chitradurga, S. Naganna, Prajapragathi, Tumkur; Nirmala Eligar, Programme Executive, Bangalore Doordarshan; Venkatesh Prasad, Udaya TV, Bangalore; Gopal Vajpayee, Assistant Editor (Retd.), Samyukta Karnataka, Hubli; Baburao Swamy, photographer, Gulbarga; H.S. Sundaresh, Editor, Malenadu Sangati, Chikmagalur; D.V. Rajshekar, Assistant Editor, Prajavani, Bangalore; S.D. Silva, Chief Reporter, Reshmenadu, Chamarajnagar.
Sandhya Kala, a Gulbarga daily, and Navodaya, Gadag, have bagged the Andolana Award for the best district-level paper for 2008 and 2009, respectively.
All awards carry cash prizes.