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Winners of the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2021 announced

The virtual celebrations were hosted by Mishal Husain, Presenter, BBC Radio 4 and BBC News at Ten.

This year, the ‘Judges’ Award’ was given to all the technical teams in recognition of the ingenuity, innovation and speed they demonstrated this year to keep journalism on the air.

Does TV news exploit TikTok?

TikTok is the new social media kid on the block, but it’s also stirring things up among broadcasters – and not simply because of its controversial Chinese ownership.

Fears that TikTok is mining our data and sending it to Beijing has created a tricky dilemma for media companies. The app has been banned from work devices by a number of governments, international bodies and companies and is under fire from the US Congress.

‘Come here, I’ve got a story to tell you’: BBC News’ Ros Atkins on becoming journalism’s great explainer

Ros Atkins (credit: BBC)

Atkins has been long known to news junkies as the host of Outside Source, the innovative news programme presented live from inside the BBC newsroom which broke new ground in its use of social media and video feeds.

Ros Atkins to present innovative topical news programme for BBC One and BBC iPlayer

Ros Atkins

Based on the viral explainer videos Atkins successfully pioneered across social media, BBC iPlayer and the BBC News website, Ros Atkins On The Week will offer a deep-dive analysis into a wider range of stories, in a longer, distinctive weekly programme.

Ros Atkins On The Week will take viewers through the key stories of the week, weaving together their common themes. Drawing on video evidence, data, documents and interviews gathered from far and wide, Atkins will establish the facts in an effort to combat the ever rising tide of disinformation and fake news.

A new era for BBC News

Deborah Turness (Credit: ITN)

You could almost feel jaws dropping when it was announced last month that the pioneering Deborah ­Turness had been appointed the new head of BBC News. Turness, 54, had only recently got her feet under the table as ITN’s third CEO in as many years. Why would she give up this plum position – ideally suited to her skills at the company where she originally made her name – to take on the multiple challenges of running BBC News?

Nominations announced for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2022

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.