journalism

RTS APPG: The Future of TV Journalism in an Age of Fake News and Disinformation

Our panel will discuss the impact of fake news and disinformation on TV journalism.

How can we ensure that citizens get fair, balanced and impartial news?

Broadcast TV news has been founded on these principles but in an age of fake news, partisan news channels and social media, this model appears to be under threat. How do we secure it for the future?
 

Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture 2017

Steve Hewlett, the distinguished media commentator and programme maker, passed away on 20 February this year after a very public battle with cancer.  He lived his last days through memorable encounters with Eddie Mair on PM and BBC Radio Four and his cancer diary in the Observer.

His good friend Nick Robinson, BBC Radio Four Today presenter and former Political Editor for the BBC, will give the inaugural Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture on 28 September at the University of Westminster.

Freed Al Jazeera English journalist collects RTS award

Baher Mohamed

Al Jazeera English journalist Baher Mohamed has finally been presented with his RTS Television Journalism Judges' Award in Qatar.

Mohamed, along with his colleagues Peter Greste and Mohamed Fahmy, were recognised at the RTS Television Journalism Awards in February this year.

Greste was present at the ceremony, however Mohamed and Fahmy had to watch via satellite link from Cairo due to strict bail conditions.

ITV Tonight's 20th Anniversary

Tonight is the UK's most popular current affairs series and RTS NW is delighted to invite you to look back over the last 20 years.
The event takes place at the Compass Room, Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays.
Doors will open at 6.30pm for drinks, with a welcome address by Michael Jermey before there will be an “in conversation” with Julie Etchingham and Sir Trevor McDonald. An audience Q and A will follow. 
This is a free event and tickets will go fast.
 

Meet...Anja Popp

Channel 4 News journalist Anja Popp talks about her career in journalism and the experiences she's had behind and in front of the camera.

Having progressed quickly through the ranks at Channel 4 News, working as an intern, Washington gofer, guest-booker, London planner, producer and now reporter, Anja has established herself as a journalist on the rise.

Meet...Rishabh R. Jain

Associated Press (AP) journalist Rishabh R. Jain has had many impactful experiences as a journalist at only 28 years old. 

After starting out as an intern at AP, Rishabh has gone on to report extensively on the Rohingya crisis, speaking to individuals in refugee camps in Bangledesh and listening to their personal struggles of living in poverty.

Meet... Noel Phillips

BBC journalist Noel Phillips discusses what inspired him to become a journalist and the stories that have shaped his career.

After studying Broadcast Journalism at Staffordshire University, Noel quickly found his feet at the BBC in the West Midlands, progressing to special reporter for Sunday Politics West Midlands and presenting and producing films for BBC Midlands Today.

Last year, Noel joined the Victoria Derbyshire programme as a reporter, and has covered stories about autism, drug use and unsafe housing in London. 

Deborah Turness: Reinventing TV news

Deborah Turness

Deborah Turness, the former editor of ITV News, ex-President of NBC News and now boss of Euronews, admits that there are parallels in her working and domestic lives. She is, she says, a serial renovator. She bought a place in Shepherd’s Bush and turned it into a family home just before her first daughter was born, and then did the same thing in Chiswick, just before her second.