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Royal Television Society announces nominations for The RTS Television Journalism Awards 2022

Royal Television Society announces nominations for The RTS Television Journalism Awards 2022

London, 27 January 2022 – The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s leading forum for television and related media, has shortlisted the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2022, sponsored by Wolftech. Hosted by journalist and presenter Cathy Newman, the prestigious awards will take place on Wednesday 23 February 2022 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London and will celebrate creative and excellent journalism for both news and current affairs.

ITV leads the way with 16 nominations across the 19 categories, closely followed by the BBC with 14 and Sky News with 11. Both BBC News Channel and Sky News, along with Al Jazeera English, are in the running for the prestigious News Channel of the Year award, with Sky News’ Nick Martin also nominated for Specialist Journalist of Year, alongside Victoria Macdonald for Channel 4 News and Daniel Hewitt for ITV News.

The awards will also celebrate impactful Breaking News coverage, with ‘Storming the Capitol’ for ITV News, ‘The Killing of Sir David Amess’ for Sky News, and CNN International’s ‘The Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’ all being recognised in this category. ITV News’ ‘Storming the Capitol’ also received a nod for Scoop of the Year, as well as their coverage ‘Amazon’ and CNN International’s ‘Ethiopia; Exposing All The Hallmarks of a Genocide’.

The 2022 nominations for the highly anticipated Young Talent of the Year include Noel Phillips for Good Morning Britain, Marianna Spring for BBC News and Mickey Carroll for Sky News.

Chair of the Awards, Simon Bucks, said: “The breadth and quality of the entries this year once again confirms the RTS Television Journalism Awards as the gold standard in our industry. Although our lives were again dominated by Covid throughout 2021 the vast majority of nominations are on non-Covid topics – powerful evidence of flourishing and wide-ranging journalism. The Awards on February 23rd will be a marvellous opportunity to celebrate this success.”

For more information please visit: https://rts.org.uk/award/TVJ2022

Please see below the full list of nominations:

Breaking News

  • Storming of the Capitol – ITV News at Ten ITN for ITV News
  • The Killing of Sir David Amess Sky News
  • The Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse – CNN International CNN

Camera Operator of the Year

  • Mstyslav Chernov The Associated Press
  • Mark Davey - ITV News at Ten ITN / ITV News for ITV
  • Dean Massey Sky News

Current Affairs – Home

  • Surviving Squalor: Britain's Housing Shame ITN / ITV News for ITV
  • Rape: Who's on Trial? Hardcash Productions for Channel 4
  • The Men Who Sell Football Al Jazeera Investigates for Al Jazeera English Channel

Current Affairs – International

  • The Missing Children (Exposure) True Vision / Nevision for ITV
  • Collapse: Retreat from Afghanistan Sky News
  • Return from Isis - A Family's Story BBC Panorama in conjunction with Frontline PBS and Mongoose Pictures for BBC One

Digital Award

  • Uncovered – The Down's Syndrome Fightback Channel 4 News / Online and Social Media
  • All Hail the Lockdown Al Jazeera English
  • Sky News Investigates Sky News

Nations and Regions Current Affairs

  • Up Close – Minority Report UTV
  • Spotlight –Undercover: Pups for Sale BBC NI for BBC One Northern
  • Disclosure - Desperately Seeking Asylum BBC Scotland for BBC One Scotland

Nations and Regions News

  • Children In Crisis: Are we failing young minds? – ITV News Central ITV News Central for ITV
  • ITV West Country - Plymouth shootings – ITV News West Country ITV News for ITV
  • Ballymurphy News Special – UTV Live UTV

Nations and Regions Presenter of the Year

  • Kathryn Samson – Scotland Tonight & STV News at Six STV News for STV
  • Mark Carruthers – The View & Sunday Politics BBC NI for BBC One Northern Ireland
  • Charlene White – ITV London ITN / ITV News for ITV  

Network Daily News Programme of the Year

  • ITV News at Ten ITN / ITV News for ITV
  • BBC News at Ten BBC News for BBC One
  • News at Ten Sky News

Network Interview of the Year

  • Dominic Cummings – The Interview BBC News for BBC Two
  • The Taliban BBC News Channel BBC News for BBC News Channel
  • Nevres Kemal by Jason Farrell Sky News

Network Presenter of the Year

  • Kate Garraway – Good Morning Britain ITV Studios Daytime for ITV
  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
  • Kirsty Wark – BBC Newsnight for BBC Two

Network Television Journalist of the Year

  • Stuart Ramsay Sky News
  • Robert Moore – ITV News ITN / ITV News for ITV
  • Yogita Limaye BBC News for BBC One

News Channel of the Year

  • BBC News Channel
  • Al Jazeera English
  • Sky News      

News Coverage – Home

  • The Cost of Covid BBC News for BBC One
  • Britain's Housing Shame – ITV News ITN / ITV News for ITV
  • Women, Violence and Criminal Justice – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

News Coverage – International

  • Yemen BBC News for BBC One
  • Storming of the Capitol – ITV News ITN / ITV News for ITV
  • Afghanistan Under the Taliban The Associated Press

News Technology

  • Our Climate Futures Channel 4 News / Online and Social Media
  • Climate Live Sky News
  • What will climate change look like in your area? BBC News / BBC Panorama for BBC One

Scoop of the Year

  • Amazon – ITV News ITN / ITV News for ITV
  • Storming of the Capitol – ITV News ITN / ITV News for ITV
  • Ethiopia; Exposing All The Hallmarks of a Genocide – CNN International CNN

Specialist Journalist of the Year

  • Victoria Macdonald – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
  • Daniel Hewitt – ITV News ITN / ITV News for ITV
  • Nick Martin Sky News

Young Talent of the Year

  • Noel Phillips – Good Morning Britain ITV Studios Daytime for ITV
  • Marianna Spring BBC News for BBC One
  • Mickey Carroll Sky News

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About The Royal Television Society:

From glamorous award ceremonies to lively debates, the RTS embraces all aspects of television, and is open to anyone with an interest in the medium.

As an educational charity, we encourage and celebrate work in television and its related fields, from finding out how the nation’s favourite shows are made in our Anatomy of a Hit series, to celebrating burgeoning talent at our annual Student Awards.

The industry’s most talented individuals give us an insight into the work that goes into making cutting edge contemporary TV. From Government ministers and CEOs to workshops with great runners, our events look at every part of the business. 

Our annual Television Journalism, Programme, Craft and Design, and Student Awards celebrate achievements across the broadcasting industry. 

Each year, we offer Television Production and Technology bursaries to help those from less affluent backgrounds get a foothold in the industry, and Masterclass sessions bring together students, academics and industry heads.

Global television leaders gather to discuss what the future holds for television at our London Conference or the RTS Cambridge Convention.

Alongside our engaged community of around 4,000 full members, the Society is supported by Britain and the world's biggest broadcasters, producers and consultants, including Principal Patrons BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky.

Originally founded as the Television Society in 1927, the Society was granted its Royal title in 1966 and HRH The Prince of Wales became Patron of the RTS in 1997.

Today, 15 regional and national groups curate lively events and awards around the UK and Ireland, from Glasgow to Galway. 

RTS Futures, which is aimed at those in their first two years of employment, organises an exciting roster of discussion, training, and social occasions. Recent events have included workshops on learning how to format shows and how to survive as a freelancer, and expert panels explaining how to be the best researcher and how to make it on-screen.

About Wolftech:

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