Binta A. Bah, a reporter has been awarded the Best Journalist of The Daily News, a private Gambian tri-weekly newspaper that publishes in print and online.
Established on April 6, 2009 by Madi M.K Ceesay, a seasoned Gambian journalist, The Daily News on Wednesday celebrated two years of existence at a ceremony held at the paper’s office in Churchill’s Town, Serrekunda.
The occasion was well attended, especially by media practitioners from other print media outlets.
Two veteran journalists, Mr Swaebou Conate, editor/publisher of The Gambia News & Report weekly magazine and Bijou Peters, a retired journalist respectively delivered topics on the impact and future of the paper.
On the award, Binta A Bah, a judicial correspondent who anchors ‘Musoolula Bantabaa’, a weekly women’s column has been awarded best journalist of the paper.
Binta began the trade last year when she joined The Daily News after completing the Media Agenda-partnered Insight Training Centre one-year certificate studies in journalism. She is currently pursuing her diploma and working full time.
Meanwhile, Mr Saikou Jammeh, the editor in chief, who anchors Kissykissy Mansa, also a weekly column that produces researched, investigative and in-depth articles on burning issues.
Mr Jammeh began his journalism career at The Gambia News & Report weekly magazine in 2007. He was among the founding staff of The Voice, an independent newspaper where he left in October 2009 as sub-editor to join The Daily News.
At The Daily News, Mr Jammeh started as a freelance reporter and rose through various ranks: staff reporter, sub-editor and editor in chief respectively.
Both winners were awarded a prize of five hundred dalasis.