RTS Television Journalism Awards 2016: The Results

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The RTS Television Journalism Awards 2016 are taking place tonight at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

The awards, for news and current affairs, seek to recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are transmitted on a UK based platform and, for the first time, those who create online video content from a UK production base.

Channel 4 News’ Matt Frei is battling it out with ITV News at Ten’s Julie Etchingham and BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire for the title of Network Presenter of the Year, while Al Jazeera English, BBC News Channel and Sky News are in the running for the News Channel of the Year Award.

The results (winners in bold)

Television Journalist of the Year

Alex Crawford – Sky News Programming Sky News
Matt Frei – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Nima Elbagir CNN International


The Judges’ Award

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Specialist Journalist of the Year

Carrie Gracie, BBC China Editor BBC News
Gary Gibbon – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Nima Elbagir CNN International


Scoop of the Year

Spotlight: Public Figures BBC Northern Ireland
The Closure of Kids Company – Newsnight BBC Two
The Unmasking of Jihadi John – BBC News BBC News Channel


Interview of the Year

Krishnan Guru-Murthy interviews Jeremy Corbyn (Channel 4 News) ITN for Channel 4
Jeremy Bowen interviews President Assad BBC News for BBC News Channel
Kirsty Wark interviews the Women kidnapped by Ariel Castro (Newsnight) BBC Two


Daily News Programme of the Year

BBC News at Ten BBC One
Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Sky News at Five Sky News


Breaking News

Paris Attacks The Associated Press
Paris Terror Attacks CNN International
The Paris Attacks BBC News for BBC News Channel


The Independent Award

Manhunt: Closing in on a British Paedophile – Channel 4 News Quicksilver Media for Channel 4
Tracking down Macedonia’s migrant kidnap gang – Channel 4 News Ramita Navai Productions for Channel 4
Unreported World: The City that Beat ISIS Quicksilver Media for Channel 4


News Coverage – Home

Immigration Faultlines – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
NHS Crisis – 5 News Channel 5
Thomas Cook – ITV News ITN for ITV News


News Coverage – International

CNN’s Coverage of ISIS CNN International
Terror in Paris – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Tunisia – Sky News Programming Sky News


Young Talent of the Year

Benjamin Zand – The Victoria Derbyshire programme BBC Two
Dalton Bennett The Associated Press
Mike Smith – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4


News Technology

Two Billion Miles – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
The Care Calculator BBC News
Election Screens – Sky News Programming Sky News


Camera Operator of the Year

Dai Baker – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Mstyslav Chernov The Associated Press
Olivier Sarbil CCTV News


Current Affairs – International

Dispatches: Escape from ISIS An ITN Production – Ronachan Films co-production with Evan Williams Productions & Mediadante for Channel 4
Our World: The Killing of Farkhunda BBC TV Current Affairs for
BBC News Channel
This World – Outbreak: The Truth about Ebola Quicksilver Media, Mongoose Pictures & BBC for BBC Two


Current Affairs – Home

Dispatches: Kids in Crisis Erica Starling Productions for Channel 4
Dispatches: Politicians for Hire Vera Productions for Channel 4
Panorama: The Bank of Tax Cheats BBC Current Affairs for BBC One


Nations and Regions Current Affairs

Education After Exclusion – ITV News Anglia ITV News
Life After April – Week In Week Out BBC Wales
Spotlight: The Hunter and his Prey BBC Northern Ireland


Regional Presenter of the Year

Nina Hossain – ITV News London ITV
Riz Lateef – BBC London News TV BBC One
Stewart White – BBC Look East (Norwich) BBC One


Nations and Regions News

BBC South East Today BBC One
Mothballed – ITV News Tyne Tees ITV
The Becky Watts Murder Trial – A BBC Points West Special Programme BBC One West


News Channel of the Year

Al Jazeera English
BBC News Channel
Sky News


Network Presenter of the Year

Julie Etchingham – ITV News at Ten; ITV Leaders’ Debate, ITV Election 2015; The Tonight Programme; Exposure ITV
Matt Frei – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Victoria Derbyshire – The Victoria Derbyshire Programme BBC Two

Last updated: Wednesday 17 February 2016

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