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Riots and phone hacking coverage shortlisted for RTS awards

February 8th, 2012Posted by in Broadcasting, Journalism

Al Jazeera English, the BBC News Channel and Sky News will do battle for the title of news channel of the year at this year’s RTS journalism awards later this month.

BBC News at Ten, Newsnight and Channel 4 News are shortlisted for news programme of the year at the awards, which celebrate excellence in UK television news and current affairs.

Two rival channels’ coverage of last summer’s riots are nominated for home news story of the year – Sky and Channel 4 – alongside Newsnight’s reporting of the phone hacking story.

The nominees for TV journalist of the year are Sky’s Alex Crawford, Channel 4’s Alex Thomson and Newsnight’s Richard Watson.

The full shortlist is not yet on the RTS website, but can be found below. The awards ceremony will be hosted by ITV newsreader Mark Austin, in London on 22 February.

Camera Operator of the Year
– Darren ‘DC’ Conway, BBC News
– Raul Gallego Abellan, AP Television News, APTN Global Video Wire
– Stuart Webb, Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4 News

Current Affairs – Home
– Dispatches: Lessons in Hate and Violence, Hardcash Productions for Channel 4
– Panorama: Undercover Care, BBC Current Affairs for BBC One
– Dispatches: How to Buy a Football Club, Vera Productions for Channel 4

Current Affairs – International
– Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, ITN for Channel 4
– Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark, Al Jazeera English
– This World: Spain’s Stolen Babies, BBC Current Affairs for BBC Two

Innovative News
– Confronting The Looters, Sky News
– Sky News for iPad, Sky News
– The Stream: Bahrain, Al Jazeera English

Nations and Regions Current Affairs and News Event
– Inside Out South West: Multiple Sclerosis – CCSVI, BBC South West
– Week In Week Out: Cash for Qualifications, BBC Wales
– Insight: The Resurrection of Brendan Smyth, UTV Insight

Nations and Regions News Programme
– Calendar, ITV Yorkshire
– ITV London Tonight, ITN for ITV London
– Granada Reports, ITV Granada

News Channel of the Year
– Al Jazeera English
– BBC News Channel
– Sky News

News Coverage – Home
– UK Riots, Sky News
– Phone Hacking, Newsnight BBC Two
– The Summer Riots, ITN for Channel 4 News

News Coverage – International
– Disaster in Japan, ITN for Channel 4 News
– Libya, Sky News
– Misrata, ITN for ITV News

News Programme of the Year
– BBC News at Ten, BBC News for BBC One
– Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4 News
– Newsnight, BBC Two

Presenter of the Year
– Mark Austin, ITV News, ITN for ITV News
– Anna Botting, Sky News
– Jon Snow, Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4 News

Scoop of the Year
– Panorama: FIFA’s Dirty Secrets, BBC Current Affairs for BBC One
– The Fall of Tripoli, Sky News
– Panorama: Undercover Care, BBC Current Affairs for BBC One

Specialist Journalist of the Year
– Jeremy Bowen, Middle East Editor, BBC News
– Faisal Islam, Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4 News
– Paul Mason, Newsnight, BBC Two

Television Journalist of the Year
– Alex Crawford, Sky News
– Alex Thomson, Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4 News
– Richard Watson, Newsnight, BBC Two

The Independent Award
– Somali Olympic Dreams, Jamal Osman for ITN/Channel 4 News
– People and Power: Seeds of Change, Elizabeth C Jones and Caroline Pare for Al Jazeera English
– FIFA’s Dirty Secrets, Andrew Jennings for BBC One

Young Journalist of the Year
– Joe Casey, BBC Panorama, BBC Current Affairs for BBC One
– Rohit Kachroo, ITV News, ITN for ITV News
– Tim Lawton, Channel 4 News/True Vision, ITN/True Vision for Channel 4 News

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