journalism

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.

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.

Journalists under fire: the challenges of covering the war in Ukraine

Hind Hassan in Kharkiv (credit: Vice News)

As the Ukraine conflict again demonstrates, war reporting requires brave, experienced, and knowledgeable reporters and crews in the field, alongside exacting judgements and guidance from editorial and production teams back in the UK.

Channel 5 News presenter and erstwhile Dr Sian Williams - who has reported on wars, disasters and other major news events - who hosted the RTS discussion “The fog of war: Ukraine – broadcasters on the front line”, pointed out that, in the first three weeks of the war, five journalists had been killed and 35 injured.

The Fog of War | Ukraine: Broadcasters on the Front Line

A panel of BBC, ITN and Sky journalists examine the challenges of covering the war in Ukraine. BBC's Paul Adams, ITV's Rachel Corp, VICE News’ Hind Hassan and Sky News’ Jonathan Levy, chaired by Sian Williams, discuss how broadcasters and journalists deal with safety issues, access, verifying material and the difficulties of 24-hour news driven by social media and online coverage, all while remaining impartial, keeping their sanity, and not falling victim to propaganda.

The bedrock of the BBC: Peter Taylor's Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture

In his stirring Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture, “Integrity in television: 50 years through the lens”, award-winning journalist Peter Taylor offered a powerful defence of the BBC.

Before he began, Taylor paid tribute to Hewlett, a “former colleague and friend, who produced two of the films of which I am most proud: The Maze: Enemies Within and Remember Bloody Sunday. He was great to work with. Tough minded, sharp and meticulous.”