RTS announces nominations for Television Journalism Awards 2016

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The Royal Television Society has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2016.

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 will battle 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.

Matt Frei is also nominated for the Television Journalist of the Year Award alongside CNN International’s Nima Elbagir and Sky News’ Alex Crawford. Channel 4 News, BBC News at Ten and Sky News at Five are nominated for the Daily News Programme of the Year Award.

The RTS Television Journalism Awards are chaired by Stewart Purvis CBE, Professor of Television Journalism at City University.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony – presented by Channel 5’s Matt Barbet – on Wednesday 17 February 2016 at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

The Nominations:

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

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 – 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News Channel of the Year
Al Jazeera English
BBC News Channel
Sky News

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Last updated: Friday 29 January 2016

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