RTS Awards 2021 – The Results

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The winners of the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2021 have been announced.

Breaking News

WINNER – Beirut Blast Al Jazeera English

Nominees:

Coronavirus – Boris Johnson rushed to hospital BBC News for BBC News Channel
London Bridge Attack Sky News

Camera Operator of the Year – David McIlveen

WINNER – BBC News at Ten BBC News for BBC One

Nominees:

Dan Morgan Sky News
Natalie Thomas Reuters Video News for Thomson Reuters News

Current Affairs – Home

WINNER – Panorama – The Forgotten Frontline BBC Panorama for BBC One

Nominees:

Hunting the People Smugglers (Exposure) David Modell Productions for ITV
In Cold Blood (Exposure) Darlow Smithson Productions for ITV

Current Affairs – International

WINNER – BBC News Arabic – The Schools that Chain Boys BBC News Arabic for BBC iPlayer

Nominees:

Into the Red Zone Sky News
This World – Italy’s Frontline: A Doctor’s Diary BBC TV Current Affairs London, Mongoose Pictures & PBS Frontline for BBC Two

Daily News Programme of the Year

WINNER – ITV News at Ten ITN / ITV News for ITV

Nominees:

BBC Breakfast BBC News for BBC One
BBC News at Ten BBC News for BBC One

Digital Award

WINNER – Need To Know – 2019 UK General Election Series Seth Goolnik & Warren Nettleford ntk.network

Nominees:

Being Black At Cambridge BBC News for BBC News Online / BBC iPlayer
Go There – Fear and anxiety in the epicenter of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak CNN

Interview of the Year

WINNER – Andrew Marr and the Chinese Ambassador – The Andrew Marr Show BBC News for BBC One

Nominees:

Channel 4 News – Ciaran Jenkins / Michael Gove ITN for Channel 4
CNN Tonight – Sara Sidner Interviews Minneapolis Police Chief with Floyd Family Live CNN

Nations and Regions Current Affairs

WINNER – Unequal Force? A BBC London Special BBC London for BBC One

Nominees:

Disclosure: Scotland’s Lockdown BBC Scotland for BBC One Scotland
Spotlight – The Killings of the Three Scottish Soldiers BBC Northern Ireland

Nations and Regions News

WINNER – Coronavirus in London: Who’s hit the hardest? BBC London for BBC One

Nominees:

ITV News Calendar – Jack Charlton Tribute ITV Yorkshire for ITV
ITV News West Country – The toppling of Colston ITV West Country for ITV

Nations and Regions Presenter of the Year

WINNER – Hannah Miller – Granada Reports ITV News Granada for ITV

Nominees:

Riz Lateef BBC London for BBC One
Charlene White – ITV News London ITN / ITV News for ITV

Network Presenter of the Year

WINNER – Clive Myrie – BBC News at Ten; BBC News at One; BBC News Channel BBC News for BBC One and BBC News Channel

Nominees:

John King CNN
Victoria Derbyshire BBC News for BBC News Channel, BBC Two & BBC One

News Channel of the Year

WINNER – Sky News

Nominees:

BBC News Channel
CNN International

News Coverage – Home

WINNER – Covid UK Sky News

Nominees:

Covid and the care home crisis BBC News for BBC One
The Tavistock’s Gender Identity Development Service – Newsnight BBC Two

News Coverage – International

WINNER – A Warning from Italy Sky News

Nominees:

The Death of George Floyd CNN
Beirut Explosion – ITV News ITN / ITV News for ITV

News Technology

WINNER – The Trump data leak – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

Nominees:

BBC News Online: What Covid-19 means for you BBC News for BBC News Online
Sky News Remote: Life after Lockdown Sky News

Scoop of the Year

WINNER – Free School Meals BBC Breakfast for BBC One

Nominees:

Abuse in British Gymnastics – ITV News ITN / ITV News for ITV
Inside Italy’s Red Zone Sky News

Specialist Journalist of the Year

WINNER – Nick Martin Sky News

Nominees:

Gary Gibbon – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Victoria Macdonald – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

Television Journalist of the Year

WINNER – Clive Myrie BBC News for BBC News Channel

Nominees:

Alex Crawford Sky News
Robert Moore – ITV News ITN / ITV News for ITV

Young Talent of the Year

WINNER – Renata Brito – Video Journalist The Associated Press

Nominees:

Rianna Croxford BBC News for BBC One and BBC News Channel
Fadi Al Halabi – Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4

Judges’ Award

WINNER – Technical Teams

“The pandemic and lockdown forced the industry to devise new ways of content gathering, and in the frontline were hundreds of colleagues – the technical and engineering teams – whose contributions are rarely recognised in these awards.

They not only had to innovate at speed, often they were the only people who routinely had to go to work despite the personal risks.

As one juror said pithily “they kept journalism on the air.””

Outstanding Contribution

WINNER – John Ryley, Sky News

“The Outstanding Contribution award goes to a journalist who really has done what it says on the tin – effected genuine change in our business. I have witnessed it first-hand over 30 years. He has worked for all three of the major UK broadcasters. His style is innovative, idiosyncratic.

His integrity, influence and authority, colossal.”

Posted on Wednesday 24 February 2021
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