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The nominations have been announced for this year's Programme Awards

Read about all the winners and nominees of the RTS Television Journalism Awards, held at the Hilton, Park Lane, London on February 18 2015. 

The writer, producer and director behind The Thick of It, In The Loop and VEEP comes to the RTS for an intimate early evening chat

John Sergeant will host the glittering awards ceremony, celebrating the best of British TV programming

03 Mar 2015

As part of the BBC's Reflect and Represent Week, this joint RTS/BBC event will examine the financial arguments for television diversity, both on and off screen.

The 'Al Jazeera 3' awarded the RTS Television Journalism Judges' Award

Now that The Open has moved to Sky, is more sport under threat of shifting behind a pay wall? Head of TV Sport at the BBC, Phillip Bernie shares his thoughts.

Full video of the RTS Fixed Rig Documentary event, The Story Behind The Lens, including Firefly's Sarah Swingler and Channel 4 Commissioning Editor David Brindley.

The chair of the BBC Trust, Rona Fairhead, has opened the debate on the future of the BBC at the RTS, ahead of charter renewal in 2016.

24 Feb 2015

We examine why brands want their messages in programmes as well as between them and how this is changing the nature of programme funding and creation.

02 Mar 2015

The Royal Television Society Yorkshire Centre in association with the Radio Academy Yorkshire Branch are supporting Leeds Trinity University's annual Journalism Week by holding a joint event- The Way Forward - to look at how new technology is impacting on the job of the broadcaster whether it’s covering live breaking news events such as the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, or covering the political agenda – including the forthcoming General Election. 

03 Mar 2015

Show your media students a slice of today's real world: find out how you can work with broadcasters, filmmakers and more to give them an edge in their careers.

03 Mar 2015

As part of the BBC's Reflect and Represent Week, this joint RTS/BBC event will examine the financial arguments for television diversity, both on and off screen.

17 Mar 2015

Sut fath o gyfryngau gallwn ni ddisgwyl yn ein gwlad fach, a beth yw'n hopsiynau yn y byd digidol newydd?  Dewch i Aberystwyth i gael dweud eich dweud!
(A panel will discuss 'Is there a future for Welsh broadcasting?'  Come and have your say!)

17 Mar 2015

What kind of media can we expect in our small country, and what might work for us in the new digital world?  How is the new relationship between the BBC and S4C working?  Come to Aberystwyth and have your say!

18 Mar 2015

Setting up niche channels for special interests is becoming more frequent.

A chance to understand more about the ‘hows and whys’.

25 Mar 2015

The writer, producer and director behind The Thick of It, In The Loop and VEEP comes to the RTS for an intimate early evening chat. Booking is now open. 

Television Magazine

February 2015

The RTS has started 2015 with two hugely well-attended events. The inaugural RTS Futures Entry Level Training Fair saw major broadcasters and production companies of all sizes come together to promote their training schemes and work placements.

The day was a big success, with around 400 young people learning more about how to kick-start their working lives in television.

I’d like to thank all the exhibitors, including the BBC, Channel 4, ­Creative Access, Discovery, ITV, ­Latimer, Mama Youth, Media Trust/London360, The Network, Procam, RDF, Roundhouse/Bloomberg, Sara Putt Associates, Betty, FremantleMedia and Warner Bros.

The year’s first early-evening event, “Fixed-rig documentary: the story behind the lens”, gave attendees a unique insight into the exacting process behind the making of shows such as Educating Yorkshire, One Born Every Minute and 24 Hours in A&E.

A big thank you to the panellists and Chair Lorraine Heggessey.

Last year, the RTS awarded 20 bursaries to help support students considering a career in TV production or broadcast journalism.

Applications are now open for this year’s bursaries. The RTS will provide financial assistance to a further 20 students planning to start their courses later in 2015.

The Society is also launching a new initiative, which builds on the success of the original bursary scheme. Five technology bursaries are available to talented students from less affluent homes studying engineering or computer sciences.

The objective is to help address the technology skills gap in our industry. The scheme is being chaired by Simon Pitts, ITV’s Managing Director, Online, Pay TV, Interactive & Technology.

Meanwhile, for those of us addicted to Wolf Hall, our cover story is a must.

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