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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.

Why live eyewitness reporting is the antidote to fake news

Trump supporters fighting police inside the US Capitol on 6 January 2021 (Credit: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

One year after the storming of the US Capitol, the RTS invited ITV News journalist Robert Moore to reflect on his live report from Washington that day. Moore was the only journalist to gain access to the besieged building, and his coverage brought home the level of threat to politicians, lawmakers and journalists in the home of American democracy. His report has since earned him and his crew several prestigious awards.  

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.

Julie Etchingham: From news junkie to news anchor

News­readers are necessarily calm and rarely ruffled. Until, in the case of ITV News heavyweight Julie Etchingham, they get to interview their teen hero, Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran. “I was so flummoxed – I’d been such a teenage fan that I couldn’t actually get a sentence out. I made a complete fool of myself,” she admitted.  

Etchingham, who was talking at an RTS Devon and Cornwall event in November, went on to identify general election leaders’ debates as her most terrifying on-screen experiences. The worst was her first, the unprecedented seven-way debate in 2015.  

Obituary: Geoff Hill 1969–2021

Geoff Hill (credit: ITN)

It was typical of Geoff’s energy and resilience that, until the very end, he was still campaigning for the charity Cure Leukaemia. He was diagnosed with the disease four years ago. 

ITN CEO Deborah Turness said Geoff “led from the front, with guts and raw energy. His enthusiasm was limitless because he just loved his job. 

“He came to work every day with a big smile on his face. He was a force of nature and loved nothing more than to be at the heart of the barely controlled chaos of a breaking news story. He was fizzing with ideas, a human dynamo always ready for action.”