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RTS reveals Television Journalism Awards winners

BBC scoops 11 awards for 2018

The Royal Television Society has announced the winners of its Television Journalism Awards 2018.

Held last night at the London Hilton in Park Lane, the Awards 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.

The BBC stole the show, winning 11 awards in total, including the Daily News Programme of the Year for BBC News at Ten, and both News Coverage awards – the Home award for The Grenfell Tower Fire and the International award for Yemen.

Sky News won the News Channel of the Year award, and was also presented with the Breaking News award for its coverage of the Manchester Terror Attack.

Victoria Derbyshire Programme won Interview of the Year for its football abuse revelations.

This year’s winner of the RTS’s Outstanding Contribution award was Dorothy Byrne. Having started her career in local newspapers, she went on to run ITV’s The Big Story where her formidable story-telling skills and fertile ideas were brilliant assets. She has been at the helm of Channel 4’s journalistic output for many years, where her programmes have garnered many awards; she has also nurtured the careers of innumerable television journalists, especially women, and ensured that Channel 4 supports an MA in investigative journalism to bring people from different backgrounds into the field.

The Judges’ Award, which recognises an outstanding contribution to the advancement of Television Journalism in the past year, was awarded to the 2017 UK Election Exit Polls led by Sir John Curtice. 

The full list of winners and nominees:

Breaking News
Manchester Terror Attack, Sky News

Camera Operator of the Year
Antonio Denti – Reuters World News Service Reuters Video News

Current Affairs – Home
Undercover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets – BBC Panorama

Current Affairs – International
The Rohingya Crisis: The Tula Toli MassacreNewsnight BBC Two

Daily News Programme of the Year
BBC News at Ten 

Interview of the Year
Victoria Derbyshire Programme – Football Abuse Revelations BBC Two

Nations and Regions Current Affairs
Inside Out – An Inside Out Special: Operation Sanctuary BBC News English Regions for BBC One NE & Cumbria

Nations and Regions News
ITV News London: Grenfell Tower

Nations and Regions Presenter of the Year
Nina Hossain – ITV News London

Network Presenter of the Year
Victoria Derbyshire – Victoria Derbyshire Programme BBC Two

News Channel of the Year
Sky News

News Coverage – Home
The Grenfell Tower Fire – Newsnight

News Coverage – International
Yemen – BBC News

News Technology
NHS Tracker BBC News

Scoop of the Year
Libya Slave Market, CNN International

Specialist Journalist of the Year
Michael Crick – Channel 4 News 

Television Journalist of the Year
Orla Guerin – BBC News

The Independent Award
Battle for Mosul – Channel 4 News, Nine Finger Productions

Young Talent of the Year
Nawal Al-Maghafi, BBC News 

Outstanding Contribution Award
Dorothy Byrne

Judges’ Award
2017 UK Election Exit Polls, led by Sir John Curtice