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Royal Television Society Journalism Awards: Shortlist announced

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the shortlist for its 2011/2012 awards.

The RTS Television Journalism Awards, celebrating “creative and excellent journalism in UK news and current affairs”, are to be held on 20 February and hosted by Sky News anchor Jeremy Thompson.

Shortlisted Categories:

Current Affairs - Home

  • Exposure: Banaz – An Honour Killing, Hardcash Productions/Fuuse for ITV1
  • Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, ITV Studios for ITV1
  • Panorama: The Mind Reader – Unlocking My Voice, BBC Current Affairs for BBC One

Current Affairs - International

  • Panorama: Homs: Journey Into Hell, BBC Current Affairs for BBC One
  • People & Power – Pirate Fishing 2, Al Jazeera English
  • This World: Inside the Meltdown, Quicksilver Media in association with Mongoose Pictures for BBC and WGBH

News Channel of the Year

  • BBC News Channel, BBC News
  • CNN International
  • Sky News

The Independent Award

  • Africa Investigates: The Spell of the Albino, Insight News TV for Al Jazeera English
  • Horror of Homs, ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Unreported World: Terror in Sudan, Quicksilver Media for Channel 4

Innovative News

  • 50 States: 50 Voices, Sky News
  • No Go Britain, ITN for Channel 4 News
  • The Olympic Torch Relay, BBC News for BBC

Television Journalist of the Year

  • Lucy Manning – ITV News, ITN for ITV News
  • Alex Thomson – Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Paul Wood – Newsgathering, BBC News

News Coverage - Home

  • The Hillsborough Inquiry, ITN for Channel 4 News
  • The Manchester Shootings, BBC News
  • Savile, ITN for ITV News

News Coverage - International

  • Marikana Mine, South Africa Reuters World News Express and Reuters Live Service
  • Syria, BBC News
  • The Syrian Uprising, CNN International

Daily News Programme of the Year

  • BBC News at Ten, BBC News
  • Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4 News
  • ITV News at Ten, ITN for ITV News

Nations and Regions Current Affairs and News Event

  • BBC Scotland Investigates: Rangers: The Men Who Sold The Jerseys, BBC Scotland
  • Hillsborough – The Truth At Last, ITV Granada
  • Spotlight: Sean Quinn's Missing Millions, BBC Northern Ireland

Nations and Regions News Programme

  • BBC Look North (Yorkshire Edition), BBC Yorkshire
  • Granada Reports, ITV Granada
  • London Tonight, ITN for ITV News

Camera Operator of the Year

  • Mani – Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Darren Conway (DC) – Newsgathering, BBC News
  • Andy Portch – Sky News, Sky News

National Presenter of the Year

  • Jon Snow – Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Jon Sopel – BBC News Channel, BBC News
  • Jeremy Thompson – Sky News, Sky News

 Regional Presenter of the Year

  • Lucy Meacock – Granada Reports, ITV Granada and ITV News
  • Donna Traynor – BBC Newsline, BBC Northern Ireland
  • Stewart White – BBC Look East, BBC East

Scoop of the Year

  • Al Jazeera Investigates – What Killed Arafat?, Al Jazeera English
  • Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, ITV Studios for ITV1
  • Panorama: The Mind Reader – Unlocking My Voice, BBC Current Affairs for BBC One

Specialist Journalist of the Year

  • Jeremy Bowen – Middle East Editor, BBC News
  • Lucy Manning – ITV News, ITN for ITV News
  • Pedro Pinto, CNN International

Young Journalist of the Year

  • Ciaran Jenkins – Channel 4 News, ITN for Channel 4 News
  • Mark Lowen – Newsgathering, BBC News
  • Sophy Ridge – Sky News, 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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