BBC dominates RTS broadcast journalism award nominations

The BBC leads the RTS journalism awards nominations again this year, with 17 nominations in all but two of the 16 categories.

ITN has four nominations for Channel 4 News, nine for ITV News and two for More4.

Sky News has been nominated in five categories.

The nations and regions current affairs award nominations are all BBC programmes � Facing the Past (Spotlight for BBC Northern Ireland); Parking (Inside Out for BBC Newcastle); and Stammer ) Inside Out East for BBC East).

The Afghanistan conflict dominates the international news nominations for ITN and the BBC, while Sky News ran with the China baby-snatchers story.

The winners of the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2005/2006, will be announced at a ceremony held at the London Hilton, Park Lane, on 20 February, hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky.

The nominations are as follows:

Camera Operator of the Year

Mehran Bozorgnia, Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4
Darren Conway, BBC Ten O'clock News/BBC Six O'clock News, BBC News for BBC One
Arnold Temple, Africa Journal, Reuters Television.

Current Affairs – Home

The Drug Trial That Went Wrong, Dispatches, In Focus Productions for Channel 4
Exposed, The Bail Hostel Scandal, Panorama, BBC Current Affairs for BBC One
Prescription for Danger, Tonight with Trevor McDonald, ITV Productions for ITV1

Current Affairs – International

Iraq – The Death Squads, Quicksilver Media Productions for Channel 4
Iraq's Missing Billions, Dispatches, Guardian Films for Channel 4
Killer's Paradise, This World, BBC Current Affairs for BBC Two

Innovation and Multimedia

Live Court Stenography, Sky News
Justin Rowlatt, Newsnight's 'Ethical Man', BBC News for BBC Two
War Torn – Stories of Separation – Dispatches, David Modell Productions for Channel 4

Nations and Regions Current Affairs Award

Facing The Past – Spotlight BBC;
Northern Ireland Parking – Inside Out (BBC North East and Cumbria) BBC Newcastle;
Stammer – Inside Out East BBC East

Nations and Regions News Coverage Award

Aberfan – BBC Wales Today, BBC Wales
The Morecambe Bay Cockling Tragedy – A Special Edition of Granada Reports, ITV Granada
Scotland Today, STV

News – Home

Assisted Suicide – BBC Ten O'clock News, BBC News for BBC One
Drugs – BBC Six O'clock News, BBC News for BBC One
Selly Oak – A Soldier's Story – ITV Evening News, ITN for ITV News

News – International

Afghanistan Patrol, BBC Six O'clock News, BBC News for BBC One
China: Baby-Snatchers, Sky News
Sangin � Afghan � Ambush – ITV News at 10.30, ITN for ITV News

News Channel of the Year

BBC News 24; Sky News

News Event Award

Israel-Hizbollah War, Sky News
Israel Lebanon Crisis – The Bombing of Qana, ITN for ITV News
War In Lebanon – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

News Programme of the Year

BBC Ten O'clock News, BBC News for BBC One
ITV Evening News, ITN for ITV News
More4 News, ITN for More4

Presenter of the Year

Mark Austin – ITV News, ITN for ITV News
Jeremy Paxman – Newsnight, BBC News for BBC Two
Jon Snow – Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4

Scoop of the Year

Charles Kennedy Exclusive – ITV Evening News, ITN for ITV News
David Loyn – Meeting The Taliban – Newsnight, BBC News for BBC Two
Selly Oak – A Soldier's Story – ITV Evening News, ITN for ITV News

Specialist Journalism

Channel 4 News From Iran, ITN for Channel 4
Paul Eedle – Out There News/Channel 4 News/Dispatches/More4 Documentaries, ITN for Channel 4/More4
David Shukman – BBC Ten O'clock News BBC News for BBC One

Television Journalist of the Year

Fergal Keane – BBC Ten O'clock News, BBC News for BBC One
Chris Rogers – ITV News, ITN for ITV News
Dominic Waghorn – Sky News, Sky News

Young Journalist of the Year

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy – Unreported World, Channel 4
Niall Paterson – Sky News, Sky News
Matt Williams – ITV News ITN for ITV News

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