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06/02/2018

Nominations For RTS Television Journalism Awards 2018 Announced

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The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2018.

The awards ceremony, sponsored by GuestBooker, will take place on Wednesday 28 February 2018 at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

The RTS Journalism Awards, for both news and current affairs, seek to recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are transmitted on a UK-based platform, or who create online video content from a UK production base. The awards are chaired by Sue Inglish.

The News Channel of the Year award will once again be contested by BBC News Channel, CNN International and Sky News, while the Daily News Programme of the Year will go to either ITV News at Ten, Victoria Derbyshire Programme(BBC Two) or BBC News at Ten.

Programmes in the running for the News Coverage – Home award are the Victoria Derbyshire Programme for its reporting on Football Abuse Revelations (BBC Two), BBC News' Knife and Gun Crime Uncovered, and BBC Newsnight on The Grenfell Tower Fire. The News Coverage – International award will recognise either Channel 4 News' Rohingya Crisis coverage (ITN for Channel 4 News), The Demise of ISIS by ITV News (ITN for ITV) or BBC News' reporting on Yemen.

Grenfell Tower Fire (Sky News), Manchester Terror Attack (Sky News) and Good Morning Britain - Grenfell Tower Fire (ITV Studios Daytime for ITV) will compete for the Breaking News award, while the Rohingya Refugee Crisis (Sky News), Libya Slave Market (CNN International) and Priti Patel Resignation (BBC News for BBC One) are all in contention to win Scoop of the Year.

The Network Presenter of the Year award is contested by Victoria Derbyshire (Victoria Derbyshire Programme, BBC Two) in her third consecutive nomination in this category, as well as Julie Etchingham for ITV News & Current Affairs (ITN for ITV) and Andrew Neil (BBC News for BBC One and BBC Two). Channel 4 News' Jonathan Miller will battle it out with BBC News' Orla Guerin and Sky News' Stuart Ramsay for Television Journalist of the Year. Meanwhile, contenders for the Specialist Journalist of the Year are BBC Newsnight's Chris Cook (BBC Two), Sky News' Jason Farrell and Channel 4 News' Michael Crick (ITN for Channel 4). RTS will also celebrate up-and-coming journalists with the Young Talent of the Year award, with nominees Nawal Al-Maghafi (BBC News for BBC One), Ashley John-Baptiste (Victoria Derbyshire Programme - BBC Two and BBC News) and Helen-Ann Smith (Sky News).

Victoria Derbyshire Programme receives a nomination in the Interview of the Year category for its football abuse revelations (BBC Two), where it will go up against Emily Maitlis' interview with Theresa May for Newsnight - Grenfell (BBC Two) and A Nolan Show Investigation: The Arlene Foster and Jonathan Bell Interviews (BBC One Northern Ireland). The Independent Award highlights the best independent productions, with contenders including Battle for Mosul - Channel 4 News (Nine Finger Productions for Channel 4), Dispatches - Undercover: Britain's Cheap Clothes (Blakeway Productions for Channel 4) and Unreported World: Africa's Perfect Storm (Quicksilver Media for Channel 4).

The ceremony will also reward programmes and presenters in the Nations and Regions, as well as Camera Operator of the Year and the best News Technology to have emerged in the past year.
For more information about the awards or to book a table at the ceremony on Wednesday 28 February, visit: www.rts.org.uk

The full list of nominations:

Breaking News
Grenfell Tower Fire Sky News
Manchester Terror Attack Sky News
Good Morning Britain - Grenfell Tower Fire ITV Studios Daytime for ITV

Camera Operator of the Year
Mstyslav Chernov - The Associated Press
Olivier Sarbil - Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Antonio Denti - Reuters World News Service Reuters Video News

Current Affairs - Home
Grenfell Tower: The 21st Floor - BBC Newsnight BBC Two
Primodus: The Secret Drugs Scandal Sky News
Undercover: Britain's Immigration Secrets - Panorama BBC Panorama for BBC One

Current Affairs - International
North Korea: Murder in the Family - This World BBC Current Affairs for BBC Two
Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad – Channel 4 Dispatches Afshar Films for Channel 4
The Rohingya Crisis: The Tula Toli Massacre - Newsnight BBC Two

Daily News Programme of the Year
ITV News at Ten ITN for ITV
Victoria Derbyshire Programme BBC Two
BBC News at Ten BBC News for BBC One

Interview of the Year
Victoria Derbyshire Programme - Football Abuse Revelations BBC Two
Newsnight - Grenfell: Emily Maitlis interviews Theresa May BBC Two
A Nolan Show Investigation: The Arlene Foster and Jonathan Bell Interviews BBC One Northern Ireland

Nations and Regions Current Affairs
BBC Scotland Investigates - Humans for Sale BBC Scotland for BBC One Scotland
Inside Out - An Inside Out Special: Operation Sanctuary BBC News English Regions for BBC One NE & Cumbria
The Hunt for Classroom Extremists BBC News English Regions for BBC One (West Midlands)

Nations and Regions News
Meridian Tonight - Camber Sands ITV Meridian News for ITV
Granada Reports - Manchester Arena Bomb ITV Granada for ITV
ITV News London: Grenfell Tower ITN for ITV News

Nations and Regions Presenter of the Year
Mark Carruthers – Political Programmes BBC One Northern Ireland
Nina Hossain - ITV News London ITN for ITV News
Roger Johnson - BBC North West Tonight BBC North West for BBC One

Network Presenter of the Year
Victoria Derbyshire - Victoria Derbyshire Programme BBC Two
Julie Etchingham - ITV News & Current Affairs ITN for ITV
Andrew Neil - BBC News for BBC One and BBC Two

News Channel of the Year
BBC News Channel
CNN International
Sky News

News Coverage - Home
Victoria Derbyshire Programme - Football Abuse Revelations BBC for BBC Two
Knife and Gun Crime Uncovered - BBC News BBC News for BBC One
The Grenfell Tower Fire - BBC Newsnight BBC Two

News Coverage - International
Rohingya Crisis - Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4 News
The Demise of ISIS - ITV News ITN for ITV
Yemen - BBC News BBC News for BBC One

News Technology
NHS Tracker - BBC News BBC News for BBC
CNN VR CNN International
Innovative Use of 360 Video During Ground Combat in Mosul The Associated Press

Scoop of the Year
Rohingya Refugee Crisis Sky News
Libya Slave Market CNN International
Priti Patel Resignation BBC News for BBC One

Specialist Journalist of the Year
Chris Cook - BBC Newsnight BBC Two
Jason Farrell Sky News
Michael Crick - Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

Television Journalist of the Year
Jonathan Miller - Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Orla Guerin - BBC News BBC News for BBC One
Stuart Ramsay Sky News

The Independent Award
Battle for Mosul - Channel 4 News Nine Finger Productions for Channel 4
Dispatches - Undercover: Britain's Cheap Clothes Blakeway Productions for Channel 4
Unreported World: Africa's Perfect Storm Quicksilver Media for Channel 4

Young Talent of the Year
Nawal Al-Maghafi BBC News for BBC One
Ashley John-Baptiste - Victoria Derbyshire Programme BBC Two and BBC News
Helen-Ann Smith Sky News
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