Nominations for Television Journalism Awards 2015

29 Jan 2015

The RTS Television Journalism Awards celebrate creative and excellent journalism in UK news and current affairs, both by organisations broadcasting in the UK and by companies which supply UK news broadcasters.

The 2013/14 Television Journalism Awards are chaired by Stewart Purvis CBE, Professor of TV Journalism at City University.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony, hosted by CNN International flagship news anchor Becky Anderson, on Wednesday 18 February 2015 at the London Hilton Park Lane.

Tips in 60 seconds... How to break into sports journalism

27 Jan 2015

Travelling the world watching high profile sporting events sounds like the dream job. It's not all fun and games but the appeal of sports journalism is as tough as the competitions it covers. In this video CNN's sports anchor, Alex Thomas, shares some of his tips on how to break into the world of sports reporting and what you need to do to stand out. 

Alex Thomas has more than two decades of experience in sports broadcasting. Now the lead reporter and anchor for sport at CNN, Alex is well placed to give you the inside track on getting into sports journalism. 

Russell T Davies talks about new Channel 4 drama Cucumber

19 Jan 2015

Cucumber begins on Channel 4 on January 22
Cucumber begins on Channel 4 on January 22
By Steve Clarke

Russell T Davies, writer of such boundary-breaking TV drama as Queer As Folk and now another sexually explicit gay series for Channel 4, Cucumber, wants one thing to be clear. He does not set out to shock.

RTS Futures Entry Level Training Fair comes to London

12 Jan 2015

RTS Futures to hold its first ever training fair for anyone hoping to kickstart their career in television.

The event, on Monday 26 January, will see major broadcasters and production companies of all sizes come together to promote their entry-level training schemes and placements. 

Date announced for RTS Television Journalism Awards

12 Jan 2015

CNN International's Becky Anderson will host the award ceremony
CNN International's Becky Anderson will host the award ceremony
The Royal Television Society will recognise the achievements of TV journalists at a glittering awards dinner next month. 

Former RTS Executive Director Michael Bunce dies, aged 79

06 Jan 2015

Michael Bunce in 2000
Michael Bunce at the RTS in 2000
By Steve Clarke

Michael Bunce, who has died of a heart attack aged 79, was the Royal Television Society's first full-time director.

He died unexpectedly on New Year's Eve following the death of his wife, Tina, two weeks earlier from cancer.

Behind the Scenes: Newsnight

05 Jan 2015

As an educational charity, part of the RTS focus is on providing information for young entrants into the television and media industry. RTS Behind the Scenes is our newest series exploring the production process of some of Britain's most popular programmes. From current affairs to comedy, panel shows and soaps, the monthly feature will offer a rare glimpse backstage of each production, highlighting all the different roles and giving a sense of what they involve.

Worra Lorra Talent - TV Legend Cilla Black

24 Dec 2014
Steve Clarke hears how Cilla Black got to be the highest paid female performer on British television

From left: Paul Jackson, Cilla Black and Jeff Pope
From left: Paul Jackson, Cilla Black and Jeff Pope
Fifty years after it happened, it's still hard to believe the extraordinary story of Cilla Black's rise to fame.

How Liverpool docker's daughter Priscilla White became the most famous female British vocalist of the 1960s was the subject of one of 2014's most successful TV dramas, ITV's biopic, Cilla.

How to make it on screen

23 Dec 2014
Matthew Bell joins would-be presenters to find out what it takes to become the face of a TV programme

"I wish I'd had this opportunity to talk to people who've been successful in television, because it's bloody tough. But, on the flip side, and I know it's a contradiction, it's not as difficult as you may think," said TV game-show host Vernon Kay, as he introduced the final RTS Futures event of the year, "I made it...

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