Channel 4 leads RTS Journalism Awards shortlist with 13 nominations

Channel 4 leads the Royal Television Society Journalism Awards shortlist with 13 nominations, including in the news coverage category, the international category and for the scoop of the year.

Coverage of the Chilean Miners Rescue brought Channel 4 its news coverage nomination and a Dispatches programme Politicians For Hire, produced by Vera Productions, brought the scoop nomination.

The BBC and ITV both received 11 nominations – including a BBC double in the international current affairs category for The Wounded Platoon, produced by Mongoose Pictures, and Secret Iraq produced by Quicksilver Media.

ITV’s nominations include news programme of the year for ITV News At Ten, and Tom Bradby from ITV News nominated for the specialist journalist award.

Sky News has been shortlisted in eight categories – these include Alex Crawford who is once again nominated for television journalist of the year and Mark Kleinman who is also up for the specialist journalist prize.

The three contenders fighting it out for news channel of the year are Sky News, the BBC News Channel and Al Jazeera English.

The awards ceremony, to be hosted by Channel 4 newsreader Krishnan Guru-Murthy, will take place on Wednesday, 23 February at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

Full RTS awards shortlist:

Camera Operator of the Year

  • Dai Baker – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Raul Gallego Abellan Associated Press Television News
  • Dave Harman – ITN for ITV News and ITVs Tonight Programme

Current Affairs – Home

  • Dispatches: Politicians For Hire Vera Productions for Channel 4
  • Panorama: Kids in Care Films of Record/BBC Current Affairs for BBC One
  • Five Days That Changed Britain BBC Current Affairs for BBC Two

Current Affairs – International

  • The Wounded Platoon Mongoose Pictures for WGBH/BBC Two
  • Libya: The Stolen Children Sky News
  • Secret Iraq BBC Current Affairs/Quicksilver Media for BBC Two

Innovative News

  • World Cup Twitter Buzz Data Visualisation CNN International
  • The BBC News Live Page BBC News for BBC
  • Instant Polling ITN for ITV News

Nations and Regions Current Affairs and News Event

  • The Cumbria Shootings – Day 2 ITV Border
  • Week In Week Out: University Challenged BBC Wales
  • Spotlight: The Iris Robinson Investigation BBC Northern Ireland

Nations and Regions News Programme

  • BBC Look East
  • UTV Live Tonight: Saville Report UTV
  • The Cumbria Shootings – Day 1 ITV Border

News Channel of the Year

  • BBC News Channel BBC News for BBC News Channel
  • Sky News
  • Al Jazeera English

News Coverage – Home

  • The Hunt For Raoul Moat ITN for Channel 4 News
  • The Cumbria Murders ITN for ITV News
  • Student Protest Sky News

News Coverage – International

  • Haiti Earthquake ITN for ITV News
  • Chilean Miners Rescue ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Interview with the Chandlers ITN for Channel 4 News

News Programme of the Year

  • ITV News At Ten ITN for ITV News
  • Channel 4 News (19:00 Edition) ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Five News Sky News Production for Channel 5

Presenter of the Year

  • Anna Botting Sky News
  • David Dimbleby – BBC News for BBC
  • Jon Snow – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4 News

Scoop of the Year

  • Spotlight: The Iris Robinson Investigation BBC Northern Ireland
  • Dispatches: Politicians for Hire Vera Productions for Channel 4
  • The Raoul Moat Tapes ITV Tyne Tees

Specialist Journalist

  • Tom Bradby – ITV News ITN for ITV News
  • Gary Gibbon – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Mark Kleinman Sky News

Television Journalist of the Year

  • Alex Crawford Sky News
  • Jonathan Miller – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Bill Neely – ITV News ITN for ITV News

The Independent Award

  • Tamiflu Investigation Empirica Films for Channel 4 News
  • Baby Landina – Inigo Gilmore Channel 4 News
  • Deadlock in Afghanistan: It’s Taken A Year To Move 20Km
  • Guardian Films for www.guardian.co.uk

Young Journalist of the Year

  • Kris Jepson – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Rohit Kachroo – ITV News ITN for ITV News
  • Katie Stallard Sky News

Judges’ Award

  • The winner of this Award will be announced at the ceremony

Lifetime Achievement

  • The winner of this Award will be announced at the ceremony

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