The Royal Television Society has announced the nominations for its 2018 Television Journalism Awards.
Coverage of the Grenfell Tower fire and Victoria Derbyshire are amongst those recognised across the award categories by organisations whose broadcast are transmitted on a UK-based platform or created online video content from a UK production base.
BBC News Channel, CNN International or Sky News will be awarded The Royal Television Society (RTS) News Channel of the Year award, while the Daily News Programme of the Year will be presented to ITV News at Ten, Victoria Derbyshire for BBC Two or BBC News at Ten.
The Grenfell Tower Fire coverage by ITV Studios Daytime for ITV’s Good Morning Britain and the Sky News report are nominated along with Sky News’ coverage of the Manchester Terror Attack for the category Breaking News.
Scoop of the Year will see Rohingya Refugee Crisis by Sky News, CNN Internatinal’s Libya Slave Market and Priti Patel Resignation by BBC News for BBC One in contention to win.
Programmes in the running for the News Coverage – Home award are Victoria Derbyshire for its reporting on Football Abuse Revelations by BBC Two, BBC News’ Knife and Gun Crime Uncovered, and the BBC’s Newsnight on the Grenfell Tower fire. The News Coverage – International award will recognise either Channel 4 News’ Rohingya Crisis coverage by ITN for Channel 4 News, The Demise of ISIS by ITV News (ITN for ITV) or BBC News’ reporting on Yemen.
BBC Two’s reporter Victoria Derbyshire, ITV’s News and Current Affairs reporter Julie Etchingham and BBC’s reporter Andrew Neil are nominated for the Network Presenter of the Year award. Channel 4 News’ Jonathan Miller is up against BBC News’ Orla Guerin and Sky News’ Stuart Ramsay for the Television Journalist of the Year.
Chris Cook form BBC Newsnight on BBC Two go head to head with Jason Farrell from Sky News and ITN for Channel 4 News’ Michael Crick for the Specialist Journalist of the Year award.
The Interview of the Year award nominations go to Victoria Derbyshire for its football abuse revelations on BBC Two, against Emily Maitlis’ interview with Theresa May for Newsnight - Grenfell on BBC Two and A Nolan Show Investigation: The Arlene Foster and Jonathan Bell Interviews on BBC One Northern Ireland.
The Independent Award highlights for the best independent productions include the Battle for Mosul by Nine Finger Productions for Channel 4, Dispatches - Undercover: Britain’s Cheap Clothes by Blakeway Productions for Channel 4 and Unreported World: Africa’s Perfect Storm by Quicksilver Media for Channel 4.
The full list of nominations:
Grenfell Tower Fire Sky News
Manchester Terror Attack Sky News
Good Morning Britain - Grenfell Tower Fire ITV Studios Daytime for ITV
Camera Operator of the Year
Mstyslav Chernov - The Associated Press
Olivier Sarbil - Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Antonio Denti - Reuters World News Service Reuters Video News
Current Affairs - Home
Grenfell Tower: The 21st Floor - BBC Newsnight BBC Two
Primodus: The Secret Drugs Scandal Sky News
Undercover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets - Panorama BBC Panorama for BBC One
Current Affairs - International
North Korea: Murder in the Family - This World BBC Current Affairs for BBC Two
Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad – Channel 4 Dispatches Afshar Films for Channel 4
The Rohingya Crisis: The Tula Toli Massacre - Newsnight BBC Two
Daily News Programme of the Year
ITV News at Ten ITN for ITV
Victoria Derbyshire for BBC Two
BBC News at Ten BBC News for BBC One
Interview of the Year
Victoria Derbyshire - Football Abuse Revelations BBC Two
Newsnight - Grenfell: Emily Maitlis interviews Theresa May BBC Two
A Nolan Show Investigation: The Arlene Foster and Jonathan Bell Interviews BBC One Northern Ireland
Nations and Regions Current Affairs
BBC Scotland Investigates - Humans for Sale BBC Scotland for BBC One Scotland
Inside Out - An Inside Out Special: Operation Sanctuary BBC News English Regions for BBC One NE & Cumbria
The Hunt for Classroom Extremists BBC News English Regions for BBC One (West Midlands)
Nations and Regions News
Meridian Tonight - Camber Sands ITV Meridian News for ITV
Granada Reports - Manchester Arena Bomb ITV Granada for ITV
ITV News London: Grenfell Tower ITN for ITV News
Nations and Regions Presenter of the Year
Mark Carruthers – Political Programmes BBC One Northern Ireland
Nina Hossain - ITV News London ITN for ITV News
Roger Johnson - BBC North West Tonight BBC North West for BBC One
Network Presenter of the Year
Victoria Derbyshire - Victoria Derbyshire BBC Two
Julie Etchingham - ITV News & Current Affairs ITN for ITV
Andrew Neil - BBC News for BBC One and BBC Two
News Channel of the Year
BBC News Channel
News Coverage - Home
Victoria Derbyshire - Football Abuse Revelations BBC for BBC Two
Knife and Gun Crime Uncovered - BBC News BBC News for BBC One
The Grenfell Tower Fire - BBC Newsnight BBC Two
News Coverage - International
Rohingya Crisis - Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4 News
The Demise of ISIS - ITV News ITN for ITV
Yemen - BBC News BBC News for BBC One
NHS Tracker - BBC News BBC News for BBC
CNN VR CNN International
Innovative Use of 360 Video During Ground Combat in Mosul The Associated Press
Scoop of the Year
Rohingya Refugee Crisis Sky News
Libya Slave Market CNN International
Priti Patel Resignation BBC News for BBC One
Specialist Journalist of the Year
Chris Cook - BBC Newsnight BBC Two
Jason Farrell Sky News
Michael Crick - Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Television Journalist of the Year
Jonathan Miller - Channel 4 News ITN for Channel 4
Orla Guerin - BBC News BBC News for BBC One
Stuart Ramsay Sky News
The Independent Award
Battle for Mosul - Channel 4 News Nine Finger Productions for Channel 4
Dispatches - Undercover: Britain’s Cheap Clothes Blakeway Productions for Channel 4
Unreported World: Africa’s Perfect Storm Quicksilver Media for Channel 4
Young Talent of the Year
Nawal Al-Maghafi BBC News for BBC One
Ashley John-Baptiste - Victoria Derbyshire Programme BBC Two and BBC News
Helen-Ann Smith Sky News
The awards will take place in London on Wednesday 28 February.
Visit the RTS for more information about the awards.
Sky News, Channel 4 and BBC Northern Ireland were amongst the 2017 RTS award winners. The complete list of 2017 winners can be viewed here.
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