Media Awards: RTS Television Journalism Awards 2013-14

SAYS the Royal Television Society about its Television Journalism Awards 2013-14: they are for news and current affairs  and seek to “recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are received in the UK and by the agencies which supply UK news broadcasters”.

The winners and nominees were…

Camera Operator of the Year

Andriy Perun Reuters


Todd Baxter CNN International

Nik Millard BBC News

Current Affairs – Home

Panorama – Britain’s Secret Terror Force twenty2vision for BBC One


Dispatches – Breadline Kids True Vision for Channel 4

The Gypsy Matchmaker Minnow Films for Channel 4

Current Affairs – International

Dispatches – Children on the Frontline ITN Productions for Channel 4


This World – Terror at the Mall Amos Pictures for BBC Two

Al Jazeera Investigates – Broken Dreams: The Boeing 787 Al Jazeera English

Daily News Programme of the Year

ITV News at Ten


Channel 4 News

5 News

Nations and Regions Current Affairs

Who Murdered Maxine? BBC West Midlands


Week In Week Out – Cardiff to Syria: Journey to Jihad BBC Wales

Spotlight – A Woman Alone With The IRA BBC Northern Ireland

Nations and Regions News

BBC South East Today


ITV News West Country (West)

Calendar – Tour de France Grand Depart ITV Yorkshire

Network Presenter of the Year

Mark Austin ITV News at Ten


Julie Etchingham ITV News at Ten

Emily Maitlis Newsnight

News Channel of the Year

Sky News


BBC News Channel

CNN International

News Coverage – Home

Jihadi Terror ITV News


Independence Referendum Channel 4 News

Floods Sky News

News Coverage – International

Ukraine ITV News


Gaza BBC News

Iraq Crisis ITV News

News Technology

A Cloud over Copacabana – BBC’s World Cup Data Network BBC News


Stand Up Be Counted Sky News

Drone Camera – Tacloban CNN International

Regional Presenter of the Year

Harry Gration MBE BBC Look North


Ian Axton ITV News West Country

Polly Evans BBC South East Today

Scoop of the Year

Spotlight – A Woman Alone With The IRA BBC Northern Ireland


Cliff Richard Raid BBC News

Panorama – The Fake Sheikh Exposed BBC Current Affairs

Specialist Journalist of the Year

Alison Holt BBC News


James Mates ITV News

Fergus Walsh BBC News

Television Journalist of the Year

Matt Frei Channel 4 News


Lyse Doucet BBC News

James Mates ITV News

The Independent Award

Bruce Lee, King of the Sewers Ecostorm for Channel 4 News


The Minova Rape Trial Studio 9 Films for Newsnight

Unreported World: The Invisible People Quicksilver Media for Channel 4

Young Talent of the Year

Mstyslav Chernov APTN


Dan Ashby ITV News Tyne Tees

Fatima Manji Channel 4 News

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lawrence McGinty

Said the judges: “This year, the Society honours the work of specialist journalists through one science journalist who has practised his craft for over 40 years. He began in academic publishing, moved to New Scientist Magazine, before venturing into broadcasting. He has won awards from the broadcasting industry and the science and medical communities. The hallmark of his work has been communicating often complex subjects in a way that will engage and inform audiences. He retired from full-time work last year but already has been tempted back onto the airwaves.”

Judges’ Award

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed

Said the jury chair: “Over the years this [the Judges’ Award] has gone to individuals and sometimes to groups of individuals. I think I am right in saying that this is the first time that the judges have sat down and decided to choose a group of individuals who were, at the time, in prison. Having made that decision, our main task was how to let them know that they had won.”