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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.

TV Diary: Secunder Kermani on reporting from the Middle East

Secunder Kermani sits in a suit holding an RTS Award, looking into the camera in front of a blue curtain backdrop

Breakfast is in Jerusalem. I’ve spent the previous day filming a report in the Occupied West Bank about a spate of deadly attacks by mobs of Israeli settlers on Palestinian villages. They were triggered by the killing of an Israeli teenage boy by Palestinians, but fit within a wider rise in settler violence, emboldened by the rise of extremist political allies and the atmosphere around the war in Gaza.

Channel 4 News’ Matt Frei on Donald Trump, walls of opinion and the poetry of TV news

Matt Frei stands to camera wearing a bulletproof vest presenting Channel 4 News from Israel from

As the BBC's Washington, DC correspondent from 2002, and Channel 4 News’s from 2011-2013, Frei lived in America for 11 years, and there, he says, the people make the job “incredibly easy,” simply because “everyone wants to talk to you.”

“They love being on camera, they deliver beautiful sound bites. They’re very articulate—despite the fact that their presidents are often known for the opposite.”

It appears the country may have rubbed off on him. There’s a streak of showmanship about Frei, and he’s certainly given to a soundbite or three.

Piers Morgan and Krishnan Guru-Murthy on impartial TV news

Piers Morgan and Krishnan Guru-Murthy sit next to each other in conversation at the RTS Cambridge Convention 2023

When he sat down in Cambridge for a discussion about the vexed question of impartiality in television news presenters, Piers ­Morgan was clearly still licking his wounds from his abrupt departure in 2021 from ITV’s Good Morning Britain. He was quick off the mark, offering a “hypothetical” scenario:

Lindsey Hilsum's TV Diary

Lindsey Hilsum (credit: Channel 4 News)

It’s a burning hot Friday in August, and on a small islet in the Evros river that divides Greece from Turkey, a nine-year-old girl called Aya is dying of a scorpion sting. Her five-year-old sister, Maria, has already died. 

Why is no doctor treating them? Because they are Syrian refugees, kicked like a football back and forth between the two countries. “No one hears us. No one wants us,” weeps 27-year-old Baida al Saleh, in a Whats­App voice message she sends to Channel 4 News. 

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.