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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.

Krishnan Guru-Murthy succeeds Jon Snow as Channel 4 News’ lead anchor

The announcement includes plans for an expanded presence in Leeds with a new presenter based in the city.

Network Presenter of the Year at the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2022, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, will now take over as main anchor from the Channel 4 News studios in London after Jon Snow stepped down earlier this year. He will continue to host major live debates, lead Unreported World and present his weekly podcast, Ways to Change the World.

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.

In the Eye of the Storm: Where Next for Journalism After the Capitol?

One year on from Capitol Hill, we pick up the conversation with the only broadcast journalist who gained access to the Capitol building, ITV News’ Robert Moore, along with other leading figures in journalism and politics including CNN’s Brian Stelter, Damian Collins MP and Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in the United Kingdom in this session, chaired by Channel 4 News' Cathy Newman.

Ian Katz discusses the future of Channel 4 with RTS audience

Katz, a former Newsnight editor and deputy editor of the Guardian, said that as a journalist he’d spent many years attempting to get climate change “into the heart of the political and the media agenda and mostly failing.”

But overnight Channel 4’s debate ensured that the subject came under the spotlight during the election. “I’m very proud of that,” he said. “It was an extraordinary achievement.”

Katz, speaking at an RTS Early Evening Event, described Channel 4 News as “probably the highest quality news programme in the world.”

How to uncover the truth in investigative journalism

All the President's Men (Credit: Warner Bros)

Arguably, the world has rarely been more in need of investigative journalism. Corrupt politicians; election meddling, state repression, business shenanigans, cheating in sport.… the list is endless. An RTS Futures event in May was therefore timely, with leading journalists discussing how they seek to right wrongs and bring the powerful to justice. 

Truth seeking is not for the faint-hearted: it requires exhaustive research and dogged patience – and, for those journalists investigating the world’s most oppressive regimes, bravery. In truth, it’s probably a young person’s game.