RTS Announces Nominations for Television Journalism Awards 2012/2013

London, 28 January 2014 - The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain's leading forum for television and related media, has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2012/2013.

The awards, for news and current affairs, recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are received in the UK and by the agencies which supply UK news broadcasters.

The RTS Television Journalism Awards are chaired by Richard Sambrook, director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University and a former director of Global News at the BBC. The winners will be announced at a ceremony, hosted by Sian Williams, on Wednesday 19 February at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

 

The Nominations:

Camera Operator of the Year

  • Darren Conway (DC) BBC News
  • Raul Gallego Abellan AP Television News
  • Mark Phillips CNN International

 

Current Affairs - Home

  • Panorama - Broken By Battle Genie Pictures for BBC One
  • Dispatches - The Hunt for Britain's Sex Gangs True Vision for Channel 4
  • Panorama - Hillsborough: How They Buried The Truth BBC Panorama for BBC One

 

Current Affairs - International

  • Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline Minnow Films for Channel 4
  • Dispatches - Syria: Across the Lines Quicksilver Media for Channel 4
  • Panorama - Mission Accomplished? Secrets of Helmand BBC Panorama for BBC One

 

Daily News Programme of the Year

  • Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4 News
  • ITV News at Ten ITN for ITV News
  • Channel 5 News at 5pm ITN for Channel 5 News

 

Innovative News

  • Truthloader ITN Productions for YouTube
  • #Datababy ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Don't Panic: The Truth About Population Wingspan for BBC Two

 

National Presenter of the Year

  • Mark Austin - ITV News at Ten ITN for ITV News
  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy - Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Jon Snow - Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4 News

 

Nations and Regions Current Affairs and News Event

  • BBC Scotland Investigates - Sins of Our Fathers BBC Scotland
  • Live and Let Die UTV Insight
  • Dale Cregan Trial ITV Granada

 

Nations and Regions News Programme

  • BBC Newsline BBC Northern Ireland
  • BBC East Midlands Today BBC East Midlands
  • Calendar ITV Yorkshire

 

News Channel of the Year

  • CNN International
  • Sky News
  • BBC News Channel BBC News for BBC News Channel 

 

News Coverage - Home

  • Online Child Abuse ITN for Channel 5 News
  • Goodbye Margaret Thatcher ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Woolwich Attack ITN for ITV News

 

News Coverage - International

  • CNN Coverage of Typhoon Haiyan CNN International
  • The Conflict in Syria BBC News for BBC One
  • Syria - Damascus ITN for ITV

 

News Regional Presenter of the Year

  • Nina Hossain - ITV News London ITN for ITV London
  • Alex Lovell BBC Points West
  • Stewart White BBC Look East

 

Scoop of the Year

  • Dispatches - Plebgate Investigation Blakeway for Channel 4 News
  • Attack on a Syrian School BBC News for BBC One
  • Woolwich Attack ITN for ITV News

 

Specialist Journalist of the Year

  • Jeremy Bowen - BBC News BBC News for BBC
  • Michael Crick - Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Lucy Manning - ITV News ITN for ITV News

 

Television Journalist of the Year

  • Jeremy Bowen - BBC News BBC News for BBC One
  • Bill Neely - ITV News ITN for ITV News
  • Mark Stone Sky News

 

The Independent Award

  • Gulnaz Tiger Nest Films for Channel 4 News
  • The Agony of Aleppo Mettelsiefen Productions for Channel 4 News
  • Dispatches - Plebs, Lies and Videotape Blakeway Productions for Channel 4

 

Young Talent of the Year

  • Catrin Nye BBC News
  • Tom Rayner Sky News
  • Peter Smith STV News

 

Judges’ Award

The winner of this Award will be announced on the night

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

The winner of this Award will be announced on the night.

 

 

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Click here to download the RTS Nominations Press Release

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Notes to Editors:

About The Royal Television Society:
The Royal Television Society is Britain’s leading forum for television and related media. Membership is open to everyone with an interest in the medium.

The RTS was granted its Royal title in 1966 and HRH The Prince of Wales became Patron of the Society in 1997.

The RTS brings together people to exchange ideas, debate and explore key issues. The RTS Awards are an internationally recognised hallmark for quality and originality.

For over 80 years, the RTS has provided the UK’s main platform for debate about the future of television. Its lectures, events and publications make a substantial contribution to raising standards and developing practice. The RTS organises dinners with influential speakers, lectures, monthly sessions on current issues, and the world famous biennial Cambridge Convention sets the agenda for the future.

Television, the leading UK monthly on television issues and broadcasting policy, is distributed free to members. Separate RTS Awards events cover Programme Making, Television Journalism, Craft and Design, Students and Innovation.

Many of the Society’s dinners and conventions are oversubscribed. Patron and individual membership entitles members to priority applications and advanced booking.

There are 13 regional centres in the UK, and a Republic of Ireland Centre located in Dublin. Each Centre provides a mix of programme, technical, and craft events.

The Society is an educational charity, embracing all aspects of television, including the creative community, broadcasting, equipment manufacture, professional consultancy, journalism, design, research and development, cable, satellite, video and interactivity.

The Society relies for its future on the contributions of individual members, corporate Patrons and the hard work of its volunteers. Individual membership is available from £65.00 per year. 

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