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RTS reveals Television Journalism Award winners

The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s forum for television and related media, unveiled the winners for the 2018 RTS Television Journalism Awards in London last night (Feb. 28). The awards seek ...
March 1, 2018

The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s forum for television and related media, unveiled the winners for the 2018 RTS Television Journalism Awards in London last night (Feb. 28).

The awards seek to recognize news and current affairs journalism in 19 categories, by organizations whose broadcasts are transmitted on a UK-based platform or who create online video content from a UK production base.

The big winner on the night was British pubcaster BBC, which was feted with 11 awards total, including both News Coverage awards: the Home Award for The Grenfell Tower Fire (Newsnight, BBC2) and the International Award for Yemen (BBC News for BBC1).

The BBC also picked up hardware in the Current Affairs categories, with its investigate documentary program Panorama winning the Current Affairs – Home Award for Undercover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets (BBC Panorama for BBC1); and Newsnight took the Current Affairs – International honor for The Rohingya Crisis: The Tula Toli Massacre (Newsnight for BBC2).

Sky News, meanwhile, received honors as the News Channel of the Year. The UK network was also presented with the Breaking News award for its coverage of the Manchester Terror Attack.

The Scoop of the Year Award went to CNN International for its story about the Libya Slave Market, and The Independent Award was handed out to Channel 4′s Battle for Mosul – Channel 4 News (Nine Finger Productions).

Winners were honored at the RTS Television Journalism Awards ceremony at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

For the entire winners list and for more information, click here.

 

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