Nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2020 announced

By February 5, 2020Uncategorized

The nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2020, sponsored by Avid, have been announced. The BBC leads the way with 28 nominations overall across 17 of the 19 categories, followed by ITV with 10 nominations.

The prestigious journalism awards will be presented at a ceremony hosted by Sky News presenter Anna Botting on the 26th February 2020 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

The awards, which span both news and current affairs, seek to recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are transmitted on a UK-based platform, or who create online video content from a UK production base. The winners of the Judges’ Award and Outstanding Contribution Award will be announced at the awards ceremony.​

Simon Bucks, Chair, RTS Television Journalism Awards, said: “The quality of entries this year has been better than ever. With such a high bar, competition to reach the short list was hotly contested and all the nominees in every category would be worthy winners.”



Breaking News

Turkey’s Incursion into Syria – CNN International
Hong Kong – BBC Newschannel
Hong Kong Protesters Storm Legislative Council – CNN International

Camera Operator of the Year

Ben Martin – Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4
Mstyslav Chernov – Associated Press
Wang Xiqing – BBC News for BBC One

Current Affairs – Home

Panorama – Undercover Hospital Abuse Scandal – BBC Panorama for BBC One
Exposure – The Priory: Teenage Mental Health Uncovered – Hardcash Productions for ITV
Spotlight on The Troubles: A Secret History – BBC NI for BBC Four and BBC One Northern Ireland

Current Affairs – International

This World – One Day in Gaza – BBC Current Affairs London for BBC Two
Exposure – Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag – Hardcash Productions for ITV
For Sama – Channel 4 News/ITN Productions for Channel 4 and PBS Frontline

Daily News Programme of the Year

News at Ten – ITN for ITV
BBC News at Ten – BBC News for BBC One
Newsnight – BBC Two

Digital Award

Why are transgender people self-medicating? – Sky News for Snapchat Discover and YouTube
Modern Masculinity – Men need meaning and responsibility – The Guardian for The Guardian/YouTube
Uncovered – Mexico Femicide – ITN for Online

Interview of the Year

Harry and Meghan: An African Journey – Duchess of Sussex – ITN Productions and ITV News for ITV
Andrew Neil interviews Boris Johnson – BBC News for BBC One
The Prince Andrew Interview – Newsnight, BBC Two

Nations and Regions Current Affairs

The Pub Bombings – BBC Birmingham for BBC England
Spotlight – Paisley in Paradise – BBC Northern Ireland
Disclosure: Who Killed Emma? – BBC Scotland for BBC One Scotland

Nations and Regions News

ITV News London – Domestic Abuse: The Crime Behind Closed Doors – ITN for ITV
BBC Look North (Yorkshire) – Floods November 2019 – BBC Yorkshire for BBC One
BBC South East Today – Shoreham Special programme – BBC South East for BBC One

Nations and Regions Presenter of the Year

Mark Carruthers – The View; Sunday Politics NI; Election 2019, BBC Northern Ireland
Riz Lateef – BBC London for BBC One
Tony Morris – ITV News – Granada Reports, ITV News for ITV

Network Presenter of the Year

Emily Maitlis – Newsnight, BBC Two
Tom Bradby – ITV News, ITN for ITV
Victoria Derbyshire – Victoria Derbyshire Programme, BBC Two and BBC Newschannel

News Channel of the Year

BBC Newschannel
CNN International
Sky News

News Coverage – Home

Britain’s Hidden Children’s Homes – Newsnight, BBC Two
The Murder of Lyra McKee – Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4
The Death of Molly Russell – BBC News for BBC One

News Coverage – International

The Migrant Crisis: Death on the Channel – ITV News, ITN for ITV
Inside Syria – Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4
The Missing Muslims of Xinjiang – BBC News at Ten, BBC News for BBC One

News Technology

Click 1000 – BBC Click, BBC News
Vote Coder – BBC News
First Lives from the Deep – Sky News and Associated Press

Scoop of the Year

Undercover with the Clerics: Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade – BBC News Arabic for BBC One
Harry Dunn – Sky News
The Prince Andrew Interview – Newsnight, BBC Two

Specialist Journalist of the Year

Alex Crawford – War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity, Sky News
Dan Rivers – ITV News, ITN for ITV
Rohit Kachroo – ITV News, ITN for ITV

Television Journalist of the Year

Gabriel Gatehouse – Newsnight, BBC Two
Nima Elbagir – CNN International
Stuart Ramsay – Sky News

Young Talent of the Year

Ben Hunte – BBC News for BBC One
Martha Kelner – Sky News

Yousra Elbagir – Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4




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