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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.

ITV News' Matt Brindley on the thrill of the chase

A group of seven policemen aim their weapons

“Don’t worry too much about having a plan.” This was the advice given by Matt Brindley, Managing Editor of ITV News, to anyone considering working in news media.

For more than 20 years, he has forged a career in TV news as a programme editor, news editor and field producer, much of the time at ITN. He edited ITV’s Invitation to a Royal Wedding in 2018, and the previous year was editor of the ITV London team that won an RTS award for its Grenfell fire coverage.

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.

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.