RTS Television Journalism Awards

Nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2019 announced

The BBC leads the way with 24 nominations overall across 16 of the 20 categories, followed by Channel 4 with 12 nominations.

The prestigious awards will be presented at a ceremony hosted by celebrated British newsreader and television presenter Mary Nightingale on the 27th February at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

The awards, which span both news and current affairs, seek to recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are transmitted on a UK-based platform or who create online video content from a UK production base.

Unpacking the ethics of breaking news

Breaking News is the proving ground of a newsroom. In a breaking news scenario, all the machinery of the newsroom clicks together to tackle what is happening now, and deliver the events of the day to the audience as they arrive.

“Breaking news is our bread and butter,” explains Dylan Dronfield, Senior News Editor at Sky News. “That’s what Sky News was originally billed as doing.”

Waad al-Kateab named RTS Young Talent of the Year 2017

Waad al-Kateab

The journalist, whose incredible footage of the war-torn city of Aleppo, Syria captured hearts and minds over the past year, received the awards in front of an audience of industry-leading journalists at the awards ceremony in London.

She was also part of the team which received The Independent Award for The Last Flower Seller of Aleppo, and the News Coverage – International Award for Inside Aleppo.

No footage or photographs are available of al-Kateab (an alias she uses) out of concern for her safety.

 

Applications open for the John Schofield Trust mentoring scheme

Benjamin Zand, 2016 RTS Young Talent of the Year winner (Credit: BBC)

The scheme partners senior news operators which in the past has included Channel 4’s Matt Frei and BBC broadcaster Jeremy Bowen, with journalists who are in the early stages of their career.

Now in its sixth year, the Trust is expanding its selection criteria to include those entering journalism from non-traditional routes.

Krishnan Guru-Murthy: Holding people to account

Krishnan Guru-Murthy

He’s had a colourful career in journalism; from various roles at the BBC to his current job anchoring Channel 4 News alongside Cathy Newman and Jon Snow.

Reporting on politics and current affairs around the world, Guru-Murthy has travelled to Venezuela, Yemen, Israel and Syria during the last 12 months to report on the very different crises taking place in the regions. From geopolitical stories, to economics and social development, the past year has been a challenge and a joy, in terms of international travel and going after the bigger stories.