Last night (Feb. 24), the Royal Television Society (RTS), a UK-based forum for television and related media, announced the winners of its 2008/2009 Television Journalism Awards. The BBC picked up seven awards including the Current Affairs (Home) Award for Panorama: What Happened to Baby P? and the Current Affairs (International) Award for This World: Gypsy Child Thieves. Sky News won the award for News Channel of the Year, beating Al Jazeera English and CNN International, while the Lifetime Achievement Award went to former GMTV director of programs, Peter McHugh. The ceremony, held in London, was hosted by BBC newsreader, Sophie Raworth. Click here for the full list of winners.
- RS West ’18