- Simon Bucks appointed as Chair of the RTS TV Journalism Awards
- New Digital Award category for video journalism on an internet platform
- Awards span 19 categories and will be presented in London ceremony in February 2020
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched the 2020 edition of the RTS Television Journalism Awards.
The awards, for both news and current affairs, seek to recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are transmitted on a UK based platform or who create online video content from a UK production base.
They will be chaired by Simon Bucks, who was appointed by the RTS earlier this year, succeeding Sue Inglish.
Bucks said: “I am very proud to be chosen by the RTS to chair the RTS Television Journalism Awards - the most prestigious rewards for quality and achievement in video journalism. The introduction of the Digital category is a new departure for the Awards, recognising the growth of powerful and compelling content on non- traditional platforms.”
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New this year is the Digital Award, to specifically highlight video journalism made primarily for an internet-connected platform. Including this new award, the 2020 ceremony will recognise talent across 19 categories: News Coverage – Home; News Coverage – International; Daily News Programme of the Year; News Channel of the Year; Breaking News; News Technology; Current Affairs – Home; Current Affairs – International; Nations and Regions News; Nations and Regions Current Affairs; Nations and Regions Presenter of the Year; Scoop of the Year; Specialist Journalist of the Year; Young Talent of the Year; Television Journalist of the Year; Camera Operator of the Year; Network Presenter of the Year; Digital Award and Interview of the Year. In addition, the Judges’ Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award will be handed out at the discretion of the jury.
Theresa Wise, CEO of the Royal Television Society said: “The RTS TV Journalism Awards are so important in recognising the excellent journalistic talent we have in the UK. We are joined by the esteemed CEO of BFBS Simon Bucks as chair, and we are very much looking forward to working with him throughout this awards season.”
The 2020 Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 26th February 2020 at the London Hilton, Park Lane. All entries must be submitted by Monday, 2nd December 2019. To find out more about entering the awards, check here
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