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Updated: Wednesday 8 February 2017

RTS Television Journalism Awards 2017: The Nominations

The Royal Television Society has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2017.

The 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 and those who create online video content from a UK production base.

BBC News Channel, CNN International and Sky News will fight it out to be named News Channel of the Year, while BBC News at Ten, Channel 4 News and The Victoria Derbyshire Programme (BBC Two) come face-to-face in the Daily News Programme of the Year category.

Battle for Mosul – 48 Hours (CNN International); Brussels Terror Attack (Sky News) and Murder of Jo Cox (ITV News – ITN for ITV) compete for the Breaking News award, while Election Expenses Exposed (Channel 4 News – ITN for Channel 4); I.S. Files (Sky News) and Southern Health (BBC News) all hope to get Scoop of the Year.

Election Expenses Exposed (Channel 4 News – ITN for Channel 4) also secures a nomination in the News Coverage – Home category where it is up against Hillsborough and Prisons (both for BBC News).

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 1 March 2017 at the London Hilton, Park Lane, which will be hosted by Barbara Serra, a broadcast journalist and TV newsreader working on Al Jazeera English.

The Nominations:

Breaking News
Battle for Mosul – 48 Hours CNN International
Brussels Terror Attack Sky News
Murder of Jo Cox – ITV News ITN for ITV

Camera Operator of the Year
Dai Baker – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Mstyslav Chernov The Associated Press
Waad al-Kateab – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

Current Affairs – Home
Exposure: Abused and Betrayed – A Life Sentence Hardcash Productions for ITV
Interview with a Murderer ITN Productions / Monster Films for Channel 4
Panorama: Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed BBC Current Affairs for BBC One

Current Affairs – International
Dispatches: Children on the Frontline – The Escape ITN Productions for Channel 4
Exposure: Saudi Arabia Uncovered Hardcash Productions for ITV
This World: Unarmed Black Male BBC Current Affairs for BBC Two

Daily News Programme of the Year
BBC News at Ten BBC One
Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
The Victoria Derbyshire Programme BBC Two

Interview of the Year
Christiane Amanpour Interviews Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov CNN International
Faisal Islam Interviews David Cameron Sky News
Gary Gibbon Interviews Andrea Leadsom – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

Nations and Regions Current Affairs
Broken Trust BBC South for BBC One
Spotlight: The NAMA Tapes – Corruption and Cover Up BBC Northern Ireland
Week In Week Out: Learning How To Fake It BBC Wales for BBC

Nations and Regions News
BBC North West Tonight – The Hillsborough Inquests BBC North West for BBC One
BBC South East Today BBC News English Regions for BBC One
Lookaround – December 8th 2015 ITV Border for ITV

Network Presenter of the Year
Emily Maitlis – Newsnight BBC Two & BBC News Channel
Tom Bradby – ITV News at Ten ITN for ITV News
Victoria Derbyshire – BBC News BBC Two and BBC One

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

News Coverage – Home
Election Expenses Exposed – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Hillsborough – BBC Network News BBC News for BBC One
Prisons – 6 and 10 O’clock News BBC News for BBC One

News Coverage – International
Battle for Mosul CNN International
Inside Aleppo – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Terror In Europe Sky News

News Technology
360 Special – BBC Click BBC News for BBC News Channel, BBC World News, BBC One BBC News Online, YouTube 360, Oculus Store, Facebook (Immersive 360 Experience)
Facebook LiveStudio Sky News live on Facebook, Sky Data Sky News

Regional Presenter of the Year
Duncan Wood – Calendar ITV Yorkshire for ITV
Harry Gration – BBC Look North (Yorkshire) BBC News English Regions for BBC Yorkshire
Stewart White – BBC Look East BBC One

Scoop of the Year
Election Expenses Exposed – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
I.S. Files Sky News
Southern Health BBC News

Specialist Journalist of the Year
Gary Gibbon – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Lisa Holland Sky News
Michael Buchanan BBC News

Television Journalist of the Year
Jeremy Bowen BBC News
Krishnan Guru-Murthy – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Matt Frei – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

The Independent Award
Desert Fire The Guardian and Matter Out Of Place Ltd
Gun Nation The Guardian and Wagon Trail Productions
The Last Flower Seller of Aleppo – Channel 4 News Hoodwink Productions for Channel 4

Young Talent of the Year
Adam Cole – Sky News programming Sky News
James Longman Victoria Derbyshire Programme, BBC News
Waad al-Kateab – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

Judges’ Award
The winner of this Award will be announced on the night