RTS announces shortlist for Television Journalism Awards 2016

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the shortlist for the Television Journalism Awards 2016.

Channel 4 News's Matt Frei, Alex Crawford of Sky News and CNN International's Nima Elbagir are finalists in the television journalist of the year category.

Frei has also been shortlisted for network presenter of the year along with the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire and ITV News's Julie Etchingham.

The BBC makes up all three shortlisted entries in the scoop of the year category for its work on the closure of Kids Company, the unmasking of 'Jihadi John' and BBC Northern Ireland's Spotlight: Public Figures. 

Full shortlist:

Breaking News

  • Paris Attacks The Associated Press
  • Paris Terror Attacks CNN International
  • The Paris Attacks BBC News for BBC News Channel

Camera Operator of the Year

  • Dai Baker – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
  • Mstyslav Chernov The Associated Press
  • Olivier Sarbil CCTV News

Current Affairs – Home

  • Dispatches: Kids in Crisis Erica Starling Productions for Channel 4
  • Dispatches: Politicians for Hire Vera Productions for Channel 4
  • Panorama: The Bank of Tax Cheats BBC Current Affairs for BBC One

Current Affairs – International

  • Dispatches: Escape from ISIS An ITN Production – Ronachan Films co-production with Evan Williams Productions & Mediadante for Channel 4
  • Our World: The Killing of Farkhunda BBC TV Current Affairs for
  • BBC News Channel
  • This World – Outbreak: The Truth about Ebola Quicksilver Media, Mongoose Pictures & BBC for BBC Two

Daily News Programme of the Year

  • BBC News at Ten BBC One
  • Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
  • Sky News at Five Sky News

Interview of the Year

  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy interviews Jeremy Corbyn (Channel 4 News) ITN for Channel 4
  • Jeremy Bowen interviews President Assad BBC News for BBC News Channel
  • Kirsty Wark interviews the Women kidnapped by Ariel Castro (Newsnight) BBC Two

Nations and Regions Current Affairs

  • Education After Exclusion – ITV News Anglia ITV News
  • Life After April – Week In Week Out BBC Wales
  • Spotlight: The Hunter and his Prey BBC Northern Ireland

Nations and Regions News

  • BBC South East Today BBC One
  • Mothballed – ITV News Tyne Tees ITV
  • The Becky Watts Murder Trial – A BBC Points West Special Programme BBC One West

Network Presenter of the Year

  • Julie Etchingham – ITV News at Ten; ITV Leaders' Debate, ITV Election 2015; The Tonight Programme; Exposure ITV
  • Matt Frei – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
  • Victoria Derbyshire – The Victoria Derbyshire Programme BBC Two

News Channel of the Year

  • Al Jazeera English
  • BBC News Channel
  • Sky News

News Coverage – Home

  • Immigration Faultlines – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
  • NHS Crisis – 5 News Channel 5
  • Thomas Cook – ITV News ITN for ITV News

News Coverage – International

  • CNN's Coverage of ISIS CNN International
  • Terror in Paris – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
  • Tunisia – Sky News Programming Sky News

News Technology

  • Two Billion Miles – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
  • The Care Calculator BBC News
  • Election Screens – Sky News Programming Sky News

Regional Presenter of the Year

  • Nina Hossain – ITV News London ITV
  • Riz Lateef – BBC London News TV BBC One
  • Stewart White – BBC Look East (Norwich) BBC One

Scoop of the Year

  • Spotlight: Public Figures BBC Northern Ireland
  • The Closure of Kids Company – Newsnight BBC Two
  • The Unmasking of Jihadi John – BBC News BBC News Channel

Specialist Journalist of the Year

  • Carrie Gracie, BBC China Editor BBC News
  • Gary Gibbon – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
  • Nima Elbagir CNN International

Television Journalist of the Year

  • Alex Crawford – Sky News Programming Sky News
  • Matt Frei – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
  • Nima Elbagir CNN International

The Independent Award

  • Manhunt: Closing in on a British Paedophile – Channel 4 News Quicksilver Media for Channel 4
  • Tracking down Macedonia's migrant kidnap gang – Channel 4 News Ramita Navai Productions for Channel 4
  • Unreported World: The City that Beat ISIS Quicksilver Media for Channel 4

Young Talent of the Year

  • Benjamin Zand – The Victoria Derbyshire programme BBC Two
  • Dalton Bennett The Associated Press
  • Mike Smith – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

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